Keeping the club near your body

John Lieblang

Q: My question is on transition from the top. Periodically I tend to rotate my back shoulder out and as a result end up with my hands away from my body and a SHANK. Do you have any ideas for a swing thought or a first move to better manage that transition from the top?

A: The way that I've had the most success with this issue to imagine a string tied from your left hip to the "Butt" of the club. At the top of the back swing, let the left hip (right handed player) stretch that string, pulling the club down and into position. This will help prevent the club getting away from your body and causing that awful word that starts with the letter "S" that we dare not say.