Dropping down on the backswing on occasion

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jnug

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Hi Andy,

I am like a bad penny. It keeps coming back!

This is not a huge problem for me but I thought I would ask just to see if there was something that could eliminate the problem completely. Every once in awhile especially in the cold, I will drop my left side early in my backswing. I almost drop straight down. I can feel when I do it pretty quickly because as I am sure you know, if you drop down in the backswing you are forced to come back up in the downswing. While I have difficulty feeling myself drop down I have no difficulty at all feeling it when I came back up during my downswing and I begin to correct. Usually it will take me 5-10 swings and I will have it out of my system.

As I stated this happens to me more in the cold when my whole darned body is looking for shelter anyway and I cave in on myself a little bit. While it is not a big deal at the range, you just don't have 10 bad swings to give the course when you playing a round so I would rather not do it in the first place.

Anyway, anything I can work on that will eliminate the problem all together?
 

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Double check the takeaway as you are warming up before you hit shots. Make sure that you are turning your shoulders to start the club back versus using the arms. I found with most of my students when they start using the arms instead of the big muscles posture issues creep in. Try it out and let me know.
 

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That is a good point Andy. When I go into correction mode I tend to concentrate on cleaning up the whole swing and I have noticed that when I have this problem I usually have to correct a little too much arm action as well. Sometimes I get overly conscience of maintaining my triangle and I my arms will leak in a little as a part of that effort. I just never connected the two as you just did. Good tip. I will let you know.
 

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