The downswing.

Ali Taylor is a PGA Professional based at Lytham Golf Academy, and coaches at St Anne’s Old Links.

He joined our Pro down at the Shack to talk about the best ways to help start your downswing correctly.


The problem I see with a lot of guys is they get to the top of the swing and then their only thought is to turn their hips out of the way.

As they turn their hips, their path goes way over the top, the bottom of the swing is in a different place and all of the good work spent working on the back swing becomes irrelevant.

After a discussion with the Pro Ali gives us his three key points to help to start the downswing correctly.

1- Push from the ground

2- Allow left hip to move towards target

3- Gets hips turning

The Shack

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Our head Pro James Whitaker hosts regular guests from the NCG family to fix some of their most frustrating faults and take an in depth look at all the latest equipment releases with our very own James Savage.

Our anonymous big hitter then gives all the clubs a proper test with the two James’ watching on and analysing their data on Trackman.

With a state of the art ShackCart (based on the popular SkyCart) and Trackman software, The Shack is the ideal pace for instruction and challenge with Tour pros.