This Polo Swing Tip might seem strange - but when I say don't flatten your mallet in the downswing, it's for very good reason!
Why? Well, do you find that you slice your shots? If you do - it's very likely because you are flattening your wrist as you swing down.
This lesson will show how that effects your shot and how to fix it.
Also just remember, that to get your swing right, you need to have the correct grip - So make sure you've watched that lesson as well.
Any questions or comments, please leave down below.
This polo tip will really help make a big difference to your stopping and turning when playing...
And still give you quick control of your Mallet, whilst having much better control of your horse.
I want to take you back to a video I did live from King's Polo Club, and quickly chat to you about some things that might be holding you back in your polo.
Do you know what your weaknesses are?
Do you know what's holding you back?
Have you identified them yet and starting working on fixing them?
This is a brilliant little exercise to make sure that your swing plane is correct.
You will also find some great tips on the correct polo swing technique.
Enjoy and let me know your thoughts or questions through a comment below.
Gav answers the question of "How Do You Teach Yourself to Not Put Excessive Force in Your Downswing?"
Gav answers this question of "Can a Type of Mallet Improve the Mechanics of a Swing?" Watch to find out the answer....
I wanted to quickly chat to you about your riding.
Because to be honest the thing that holds most people back when they are playing polo from really progressing, is how they ride.
Gavin: Well, good morning guys. I'm just outside the block of stables here at Kings Polo in Egypt, and it's looking a little bit like a construction site at the moment but I can assure you it's going to be the most amazing place.
Here behind me you can see the boom that will be a hose coming over this wash Bay, that we're creating for the horses. It's actually a really nice wash Bay. You can see down here that there's a trough, and the tethering line here that the horses will be tied to.
(Here's) The wash bay itself and there are 4 of these that do six horses, so after exercise we can get the horses in here and wash them off quite quickly. But just showing you this beautiful place and being around these amazing creatures...
What I wanted to just chat to you about quickly is your...
Why do I coach? Why do I love helping people with their polo?
I often get asked this question and in this video above I dive into exactly why. I'm very honest about it and part of my answer may not be what you expect!