Many golfers have the impression that the head needs to stay fixed and down throughout the golf swing. This is a common misconception that keeps a lot of players from not reaching there potential and improving their golf swing.
If you have the opportunity to watch a tour pro swing the golf club you will notice two things about what the head does in the golf swing.
1. There is some lateral movement to the right on the backswing.
2. The head releases up and to the left immediately after impact.
How will this help the average player increase their power?
1. The movement of the head in the backswing allows the upper body to properly coil over the lower body.
2. Proper releasing of the head on the after impact will give the body the freedom to rotate through to a full finish.
3. These two things will help establish correct weight transfer and will maximize power in your golf swing. By allowing your head to move, you will allow your body and arms to move freely and efficiently which will help to increase your distance.
PGA Professional Jason Sutton is a Master Instructor at the Dana Rader Golf School in Charlotte, N.C. Jason has been honored as a leading teacher in the southeast by Golf Magazine. He teaches students ranging from beginners to top amateurs and tour-level players.