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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Deb Vangellow on NOT Keeping Your Head Down

This came from a very short post at Deb Vangellow gives you a different image to use when working on impact.

Deb Vangellow at impactIf you try to "keep your head down," what you do is lock up your neck and shoulders. That stops you from making a smooth motion through the ball.

Instead, focus on simply seeing the clubhead collide with the ball. As you can see in the photo, even though Deb is clearly watching the ball, she doesn't have her head bent over with her eyes staring at the ground. Her neck is relaxed and her head is free to swivel back and forth. In fact, as her trailing shoulder moves under her chin, her neck is relaxed enough that her head can "ride along" with her shoulders and come up until she's facing the shot.

Her focus isn't on head position. Rather, it's on seeing the clubface make contact with the ball.

For some of you, the instant of contact is so short that you may not be able to actually say, "THIS is the moment the two connect." That moment may just be a blur and you hear it more than actually see it. But that's not the point. The point is that focusing on seeing the moment of contact keeps your neck and shoulders relaxed so they can move freely, not interfering with the moment of impact.

Distance comes from relaxed speed. Accuracy comes from solid contact. Keeping your neck relaxed helps both. Give it a try!


  1. I like the one she mentioned on trail ear