Understand Shaft Lean

Chad Phillips

Chad Phillips

Golf Digest Best in Georgia, Top Junior Coach, Director of Instruction - Pinetree Country Club

The body’s inclination to the ground can have a tremendous effect on our ability to create forward shaft lean. We want to position our body in a way that creates an optimal environment for shaft lean to happen.

A simple drill for this would be to feel as if the shirt buttons stay over the golf ball longer in the downswing. This ensures that the body has regained its incline to the ground and is in an optimal position to make solid contact at impact.

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