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Hold Your Head Up For Maximum Shoulder Turn

By: Bob Burns 

Golf Professional

Lifting the head gets the blame for almost every missed shot. What most golfers do to prevent looking up is bury their chin in their chest. This is one of those faults in the swing that may solve one problem while creating another! By burying the chin in the chest, you'll prevent a smooth shoulder turn and a full arc. Also, as you come into the ball, the right shoulder can't come under the chin. 

On the other hand, if you hold up at address and stick the chin out slightly, the left shoulder can move beneath the chin. This will create a full-shoulder turn and will enable the upper body to turn more than the lower body. If you have a short neck, merely hold the head up and turn it slightly to the right. This position will accomplish the same objectives as will sticking out the chin. 

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