Most golfers don't realise the great importance of the follow-through when swinging the golf club. You may argue that the rest of the swing is no longer important once the club has made contact with the ball. Today I am going to tell you how wrong you are.

The follow-through is a major part of a complete golf swing and if you don't fully complete it or don't do it correctly it has major repercussions on the end result of your shot.

Anybody who tells you that the follow-through has no influence on the outcome of your stroke has missed the boat and you should not heed such advice.

"So how does the follow-through infuence the outcome of my shot?" you may ask. It is actually very simple. The whole reason for completing the follow through is to improve the execution of your shots.
If you execute a balanced golf swing with the intention of wrapping the shaft of the club around the back of your neck after making contact with the ball, it encourages a positive release of the club into and through the ball at contact.

The result of this positive release into and through the ball assists the club in transferring all the momentum and rhythm aquired in the swing into the ball which will give you better contact, more penetrating ball flight and a lot more consistency with distance.

So what happens if the follow-through is not completed? When you hit the ball with a short follow-through you tend to start decelerating the club before contact has been made to stop the follow-through as quickly as possible. The outcome of this deceleration is that all the momentum and timing of the stroke is lost at contact and the ball will not move in the intended direction or the intended distance.

So to have a good follow through, here is the image you should have in your head. Wrap the shaft of the club around the back of your neck as part of a balanced finish to your swing.

This should help you achieve greater consistency with your strokes.

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