Controlling these 2 parts of your swing are keys to pure contact

allen terrell demonstrates finding your centers

Every swing has two centers, and if you can control them, you'll be well on your way to pure ball striking.

Stephen Denton

Every swing has two centers.

To find yours, get in your setup and point one set of fingers at your sternum and the other at your belt buckle. Draw an imaginary line between the two and get a sense for how they stack up. The relationship between the two centers will look a little different for every golfer and also depend on what club you’re using. 

What’s important is that you’re aware of how your centers line up and what this stack does when you swing. Notice above, as I settle into my driver posture, my top center moves slightly behind my bottom center, since I’m tilted to hit up on the ball. (If I were hitting, say, a 7-iron, my centers would probably sit in a straight line.) 

My goal is to maintain the relationship between the two centers I established at address as I start back, like I’ve done above. The better you can manage these points, regardless of how they stack, the more consistent you’ll be. 

Allen Terrell is a GOLF Top 100 Teacher and is the director of coaching at the Dustin Johnson Golf School at TPC Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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