Test your turn by placing a club across the back of your shoulders and holding it in place. Standing upright, simply rotate to your right (to the left if you’re left-handed) as far as you can comfortably go. Now assume your golf posture and try again.
You’re no doubt aware that the clubhead should reach impact at its fastest speed. You may know that achieving this requires proper body sequencing on the downswing – lower body rotates and pulls the midsection, which pulls the shoulders, arms and club downward with accelerating force.
If your driver strikes the ball with a descending blow, you reduce the club’s effective loft. This causes the ball to either jump high in the air with excess spin and a short flight, or stay very low to the ground with little carry distance.