By Liam Cregan
Senior Teaching Professional, Yas Links Abu Dhabi

A common fault for amateur golfers of all levels is to ‘early extend’ on the downswing – meaning a premature loss of the body angles established at address and on the backswing.

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Usually this means the spine straightens too early and the pelvis moves towards the ball. This produces a variety of common shot faults and limits the player’s ability to produce rotational power. In this clip below, I’ll give you a simple practice drill to fix early extension. If you struggle to perform the drill, certain physical limitations may be to blame and a physical screening at the Yas Links Academy can help identify the steps you need to take to rectify it