My next priority piece – higher hands at A4 – controlling key #4

I probably shouldn’t have said ‘next’ priority piece as really this is the same as the last piece.

I’m getting my hands slightly higher at A4, though it wouldn’t kill me to get them a touch higher. I believe keeping my hands further in front of my body rather than getting them too deep will help me to get them up higher.

I also need to get the club laid off at A4, I’m getting too much across the line  which can lead to an open club face at impact – keeping my hands in front of me will also help with this.

Not getting my hands so deep will also help with an older priority piece – which was to get the club head passing through the hands at A2.

I could also do with a slightly steeper shoulder turn.

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If you’re unsure what I mean by A1 through A10 then, to put it simply, the golf swing can be broken down into 10 alignments or positions which are as follows:

A1 – Address
A2 – Club shaft parallel to the ground (back swing)
A3 – Left arm parallel to the ground (back swing)
A4 – Top of back swing
A5 – Left arm parallel to the ground (down swing)
A6 – Club shaft parallel to the ground (down swing)
A7 – Impact! The most important alignment! Where you are here determines the outcome of the shot.
A8 – Club shaft parallel to the ground (follow through)
A9 – Right arm parallel to the ground (follow through)
A10 – End of the swing.

For more information about the alignments see here.

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