Low Hands are the Key

Low Hands are the Key

So many golfers stretch towards the ball and their hands are too high, so low hands are the key to enabling you to swing more freely – especially for senior golfers when you have less flexibility as you get older!

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What we mean by high hands is that if you slightly bent over and let your hands fall and dangle, this is the position you need to be in when addressing the ball, high hands will prevent you from making good contact with the ball and also restrict your swing.

In this image is what I mean by high hands – as you can see they are not naturally hanging down but stretching out towards the ball:

Low Hands are the Key - High Hands

When you have low hands like in this image you will find that you can rotate better with your golf swing and a lot more flexibility.

Low Hands are the Key - Low Hands

If you can adapt this low hands drill to your golf game it will definitely improve your ball striking and consistency especially in your senior years, if you have been a golfer and have always adapted the ‘stretched hands to the ball method’ then this will take some practice to get it right for your golf game.

But if you look at the top touring pro’s you will see that they all adapt ‘Low Hands’ at address like in these images:

Low Hands are the Key - Low Hands Low Hands are the Key - Good Set Up

This tip is aimed at all Golfers who have trouble with flexibility and looking at achieving a more consistent golf game in their later years, you will see with practice that with a wider stance with the longer clubs and with low hands you will be able to rotate a lot better this resulting in a better and consistent golf game, the above tour professionals are two of the best swingers of the golf club in the world, if you want to swing it as well as they do then drop your hands naturally to create more club head speed and a more consistent golf swing.

As always if you have any comments or feedback regarding this article Low hands are the key for the Senior Golfer please do not hesitate to leave a comment below, I will be glad to respond to any responses received.

Happy golfing.

Bogeys to Birdies

2 Responses

  1. Hi AS,

    So glad that you will give this golfing tip for low hands are the key into your golf game, please let us know how it is all going once the change has been ingrained into your golf swing.

    Bogeys to Birdies

  2. A Simkin says:

    Great article on low hands are the key, it all makes sense not to reach for the ball but more to let your hands fall into a natural position from the body. will be using this tip from now on.


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