#2 - NEXT GOLF COACHING MYTH

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#2 – YOU SHOULD KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN

Probably the most common I see labelled as a myth.

The explanation being that it's a myth because if your chin is against your chest you can’t make a full shoulder turn back and then if you don’t look up at some point, you won’t pivot or turn through impact correctly.

Usually examples of David Duval, Henrik Stenson and Annika Sorenstam are given in this instance as players who are all looking up before they hit the ball.

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Firstly, for as long as I’ve been involved in golf, I have never heard someone suggest you should start with your chin against your chest or finish your swing looking at the ground.

Secondly, for every golfer who isn’t looking down towards the ball through impact, there are literally thousands who do.

A few exceptions are not a good enough argument. So my view is, as long as you don’t pin your chin to your chest and you allow yourself to stand up in to a well balanced finish, there is nothing wrong with trying to minimise how much your head moves around from the start of the swing through down to impact as this may just help you strike the ball a little more consistently.