Here is Simon Khan playing a 3 metal at Walton Heath in the U.S. Open qualifier.
His shot went straight onto the green at a short par four of 275 yds, he two putted for a birdie.
Key points for you to see are how he starts the centre of his body moving, his core and chest, his arms go along for the ride , everything has moved in unison, his right side, his hip and chest all turn away very smoothly.
This is a great angle to see his transition from upswing into his start down.
You can clearly see like all top players his lower half starts moving back towards the target first, transferring his weight onto his left leg, this gives him a great platform and stability, so he can swing down in the correct sequence to create his maximum power.
His wrists respond to this move, the club is being pulled or dragged downwards on plane into impact . He has not used his wrists from the top , he has retained their energy and used the correct sequence of motion in his downswing, which is feet pushing into the ground, to give stability for his hips and thighs to do their work, which in turn starts to unwind the core and the chest , which pulls the arms downwards, so the arms and wrists can transfer their energy into the club at the right time.
His swing is smooth and unhurried, no wasted motion and very efficient and deceptively powerful, everything is working in the correct sequence, that is why it looks so smooth.
What can you learn.
- Start your move of trunk arms and club away from the ball in unison.
- Let your right hip and shoulder turn, keeping your right leg in its flex.
- Unwind in the correct sequence into the downswing, learn to use your powerhouse , your body, not your arms and wrists.