Dispelling myths about head position
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Dispelling myths about head position

Stay behind the ball is an old saying golfers hear often but show me a player who doesn't move their head during a swing. As all the top players move their heads slightly backwards before and during impact -- never forward.

Before you can stay behind the ball, you must get behind it. So, try to set up with your head behind the ball and try to keep it in this position. If you move your head forward during your downswing or through impact, you will hit a weak, ungainly shot that probably will result in a pulled slice.

Hitting from the top or 'casting' that's like the fishing action, are the two common descriptions you'll hear over and over again -- as the movement you make with your right arm is similar to casting with a fishing rod. Hitting from the top is what happens when you reach the top of your backswing and start back down to the ball by throwing your hands at it.

Out of Bounds: Time is too slow for golfers who must wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who are grieving about lost shots, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who really love golf, time is eternity.

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