Golf Swing Mechanics: Straight Golf Shots | Improve Basics

Every golfer dreams of hitting perfectly straight golf shots and having a perfectly square path to the golf ball. However, they don't know the golf swing mechanics required to achieve this. Achieving this "holy grail" of golf all starts with one magical move that you MUST master before you worry about your golf swing plane and path - the truth is that it will largely fix itself because remember, golf swing plane is not a fundamental. This means that if you want to fix your swing plane and path, you must work on fixing the underlying fundamental which I discuss in the video.

Fixing your swing plane and path that leads to perfectly straight golf shots starts with shifting your weight correctly, not just in the downswing, but the backswing as well. It is this  that allows the golf club to fall down on plane and prevents it from coming over the top.

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As demonstrated in this video, a full weight shift to the right is critical to help give you momentum to shift back to the left. That's where most golfers make a mistake.

Most golfers are so concerned with making clean contact that they think that if just don't move off the ball at all that they'll have a better chance of not chunking the shot. The reality is that this takes your lower body completely out of the golf swing and forces you to use just your arms which tends to lead to a steeper angle of attack and an out to swing path. This of course leads to chunked iron shots and big banana slices.

To fix the most common swing fault in the world, most golfers and their instructors try to figure out some way to reroute and manipulate the golf club with the arms, but this leads to a whole new set of problems and is just focusing on the symptoms.

To fix the swing fault you need to focus on the cause which is not shifting the weight laterally during the downswing. This lateral movement is what Chuck calls a "shallowing move". This shallowing move drops the golf club down on plane which allows for the club path to approach the ball from the inside rather than over the top.

If you want to finally have the perfect golf swing mechanics that lead to a perfect swing plane and path, you must master weight shift. If you're tired of struggling with your ball flight, click the link below to get your weight shift sorted out once and for all!

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Chuck Quinton

is the founder of the RotarySwing Tour online golf instruction learning system. He played golf professionally for 8 years and has been teaching golf since 1995 and has worked with more than 100 playing professionals who have played on the PGA, and other major tours around the world.

One thought on “Golf Swing Mechanics: Straight Golf Shots | Improve Basics

  • June 23, 2016 at 8:14 am

    I wanted to say that I really enjoyed the video because it shows “You” executing a really nice RST swing. Perhaps you could loop about 10 of theses back to back for tempo absorption, timing, etc..

    I have a couple of questions
    1. I couldn’t help but notice your head moving off the ball over your right knee. Of course you returned to the ball and made great contact. Is moving off the ball recommended?

    2. I noticed that when you showed the weight distribution on the sensor mat, it seemed that you are more on the balls of your feet. Is my assumption correct?

    Thanks for all your research and hard work. I really enjoy your site and already am RST member

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