For Better Ball Contact, Find The Bottom of Your Swing Arc with Dave Johnson


620: Dave Johnson, Director of Instruction at Rooster Run Golf Course in Petaluma, CA is an articulate golf instructor who knows why so many of us top or chunk the ball. We understand the importance of taking the divot in front of the ball, but not exactly sure how to do it regularly. In this episode we talk about finding the bottom of the arc of your golf swing and Dave explains that it’s a process, not a skill.

Don’t miss our bonus video with Dave explaining exactly how the left shoulder (right handed golfer) shoulder is the center point for the desired effect.

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