Forward Press with Hands

by Steve
(Schuylkill Haven PA)

I hear about a forward press and I believe I know what it is but how much should you have when you putt?

How much should you have with your short irons or long irons? What about the driver?

I know the proper driver setup should not have a forward press but for some reason it has helped me have a flatter ball flight and less ballooning, so I keep using it for now.

Louis Reply

A forward press is a great way to get your swing started and prevents the problem of freezing over the shot. It keeps tension out of body and encourages a free flowing motion.

You can use a forward press for every shot you play but there is a wrong and right way of doing it.

Be careful not to shut the club face to the left when doing it. This can cause the club face to be facing left at impact.

Rather feel the club head de-loft towards your target than close to the left of your target(in other words the hands should not rotate during this action).

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Jul 25, 2011
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Jul 24, 2011
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by: RJBM

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Have been reading your posts. most helpfull.

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