Lifting your head up or ‘coming out of the shot early’ is one of the most common faults in the game. A lot of people will try to fix this fault by telling the golfer to keep their head down, for me, this just makes the golfer then ‘dip’ down into the shot and then hit the ground before the ball as oppose to topping or thinning the shot.
I like to get people thinking, ‘get your right shoulder to hit your chin’ (for a RH golfer). If a golfer can get there right shoulder to hit their chin on their follow thru, just after impact, then this demonstrates the golfer ‘staying in the shot more’ thus meaning they do not top or thin the shot because of lifting up and out of the shot early.
Take a look at the photos below of tour players hitting their chin with their right shoulder and ‘staying in the shot’.
Jamie Hodges – PGA Golf Instructor