The Myth Buster Series
“Do not dip your head.”
We are starting out the three part series with one of the biggest myths of them all. This is largely due to the fact that this myth is heard on TV from all the commentators. So, if they say it on TV it must be true right? Wrong. Moving your head down is an extremely important part of hitting the golf ball solid. The “dip” (to a certain extent) has nothing to do with hitting the ball bad! Here is why all the tour players head’s go down: players engage their lowing body and midsection, deepen their hips during the backswing and follow through, and deepen the angle of their midsection. Why? This does two very important things: first, you are going to hit the ball farther because you are using the big muscles of your body to help you hit the ball, and second, if you head is not moving downwards anywhere throughout the swing this will cause your hands to get stuck and you will struggle with the direction of your shots. So that is interesting…straighter and farther if you dip? If you have any questions about this check out some of the greatest golf swing of all time, they all dipped! I could go on and on with all the great players that moved their head down but here is a great example of the newly crowned Masters Champion Adam Scott. What a great golf swing! If you think his head was steady throughout his swing…think again.