To shallow the golf club, you need to use the trail arm and wrists to move the club shaft from a steep position to a shallow position, more horizontal to the ground. By dropping the trail arm and hinging the wrists at the top of the swing, this will cause the club to fall into a ‘shallower’ position.
Why is my golf swing so flat?
This can occur in a flat swing simply because you run out of room between your club and the ground before you ever get to impact. Flat swings use a shallow angle of attack to hit the ball, which is normally not a problem, but that shallow angle can lead to fat contact if your swing dips a bit from its normal position.
Is a flatter golf swing better?
The same thing applies to the golf swing—the flatter and more inclined the plane of the shaft is traveling down into the ball, the more distance the clubhead has to travel and the longer you’ll hit the ball.
What happens if you don’t shallow the club?
If you don’t shallow out your golf swing on the way down, it’s nearly impossible to make consistent contact at impact. Shallowing the golf club means that you get the club to flatten out more horizontally on the way down. With a driver, this can also produce the dreaded pop-up shot that everyone in golf hates.
How do I know if my golf swing is too steep?
“Typically players who come in too steep will start down with their shoulders,” Sprecher says. “Go to the top of your backswing, feel the shift with your lower body and watch the club drop down underneath or between the two rods. Do that two times slowly and you can swing through, just to feel what it’s like.”