Part 2 of 2 | Transition (Shaft Load & Unload Swoosh)
If you are losing speed and getting too aggressive in transition swinging over the top, then the GForce Driver is a great tool to help you with many swing issues such as swing path, rhythm, tempo, timing, transition, casting, swing co-ordination and balance.
You can feel the proper loading and unloading of the flexible shaft which you cant feel with a normal golf shaft. On the completion of the backswing you need to wait for the shaft to load up a little before starting down, this helps improve the timing of the transition helping you to feel exactly when to start down so you can sequence the downswing, coming down on plane maximizing club head speed.
Swing the GForce Driver smooth back and through, get the feeling of keeping the shaft rigid making smooth changes in direction for the perfect amount of shaft load and unload. You want a slower backswing and then accelerate and whip the club through (Tour Tempo 3:1)
In transition, keep your back to the target as long as possible and pull the club down, this will help you maintain lag and stop you coming over the top. Make sure you start relaxed and free, remember the "Free Degrees of Motion" I keep talking about.
Start with slow swings to begin with, building up speed in the downswing. Make smooth changes in direction trying not to over load / bend the shaft too much, which you can instantly feel if you are swinging wrong. Swing it right and everything feels smooth and rhythmic with a loud swoosh of speed which you can hear in my swings in this video.
Keep the wrists free so they can hinge freely, this helps to maximize your wrist cock increasing your lag on the downswing and get the energy to transfer into the club head and the shaft to unload improving your release.
The easiest way to feel the takeaway lag and transition downswing lag is to swing a towel or rope for the best feeling of how to takeaway and transition to whip through. You will pull on the towel / rope to get it accelerating, keeping the wrists totally passive (leave them alone)
If you rush your backswing the shaft bends / over loads too much making it very difficult to strike the ball, you will also feel yourself tighten up with tension which destroys your rhythm and tempo. Same on the downswing, golfers tend to rush the transition starting down before the swing has finished it backswing cycle, this causes the shaft to bend / overload too much which is not good.
Some key 🗝️ references that have helped me over the past 20 years to put this video together in the simplest possible way, you should go and check out their work :-)
Chris Riddoch - Sports science professor and coach
Gabriele Wulf - Professor in the Department of Kinesiology
Rob Gray - Professor of Human Systems Engineering
Michael Neff - Director of Gears Golf 3D Motion Capture
Pete Cowen - PGA Tour Coach
Shaun Clement - Wisdom in Golf
Chuck Quinton - Rotary Swing Golf
Ernst Jones - Swing The Clubhead
Good Luck 🍀 Stuart
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