Tom Watson: Moving Your Head

When should you be moving your head during your swing? Tom Watson has the answers.

Released on 8/19/2016

Transcript

00:00
The roll of the head is important.
00:03
The old adage Keep your eye on the ball
00:05
really has to do with keeping your shoulder tilt the same
00:09
at impact as it was at address.
00:11
That's keeping your eye on the ball.
00:13
Another couple things,
00:15
I like to go back to what Jack Niklaus does with his head
00:17
right before he takes the club back.
00:19
He'll look at it like this,
00:21
then he turns his head like this,
00:23
like he's looking out of the left eye.
00:24
What that does is frees up his shoulder turn.
00:27
That's a good move to start the backswing with.
00:29
It also keeps your head behind the ball
00:31
as you start to hit it.
00:33
The one thing you don't want to happen
00:34
with your head is to bob it up and down,
00:38
especially bob it up and down before
00:40
you get before you get to impact.
00:42
I think it's okay for the head to slide off the ball,
00:45
and then slide into the ball.
00:47
I think it's okay,
00:48
like Annika Sorenstam,
00:50
when you come into the ball and your head starts to turn,
00:52
you don't have to look at the ball,
00:53
your head starts to turn.
00:54
I think that's okay.
00:57
The one thing I don't want to see
00:58
in the head is the bob.
01:01
Go down,
01:02
and then on the downswing,
01:04
come up.
01:06
That's a killer for consistency.
01:09
That club head cannot hit the ball consistently
01:11
if you do that.
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