Welcome to YOUR Swing Support Center, a blog with tips to help you transition to your new straight leading arm back-swing. This blog allows us to share information which we find in articles by golf professionals or success stories submitted by GOLFSTR users. These tips have helped me and I hope they help you too.

Bill Curry, inventor of GOLFSTR

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The Mystery of Putting

If every green was as smooth and flat as glass, putting would be a bit easier. Unfortunately there are so many variations in the texture of the grass and the ever changing slopes that putting really is a MYSTERY. Reading the changing slopes and feeling the speed of each green is an art form. You have to prepare mentally (calm and relaxed), physically (avoid tightening up) and spiritually (pray for divine intervention) before every putt has a chance to sink.

It’s amazing to see the roll of a ball on TV when a camera is directly lined up from the hole back to the ball. You can see every bounce of the ball as it meanders its way to the hole. Even a slight rise around the edge of some holes (caused by the hole-cutting tool) can deflect your putt. SPEED is the only defense that you have in order to pass over these obstructions so the Number ONE Rule in putting is that you should always putt firm enough to pass the hole by 10 inches.

As a ball slows down its affected more by the slope of the green and any imperfection on the surface of the green. By adding 10 inches of roll on every putt you need to subtract some of the break that you anticipate as the ball slows down. The Mystery of Putting is all about getting a feel for the green. The best putter that I have ever witnessed was an acquaintance who sank every putt at a fair speed. He never let the ball die into the hole. It was a rare day that he had a 3 putt green.

New Rules Allowing the Repair of Greens
In the current rules of golf, you are only allowed to remove loose impediments such as a leaf and you can also repair a ball mark. After December 31, 2018 you will also be allowed to smooth out spike marks (although intelligent recreational players adopted this stupid rule long ago)..

Hidden Depressions on the Green
There are definitely ruts and ball marks which are not visible so I have previously mentioned that speed and momentum of the roll of your ball is the only way to possibly pass these problems. Often we even see that pros on TV use their putter for balance when they retrieve a ball from the hole. Those invisible indents that the putter makes will surely divert many putts all day long.

Rock your shoulders and keep your leading elbow straight and wrist flat.

Sort out the Mysteries of Putting
1/ Direction: Read the green to estimate where you need to target your putt before it makes its major break into the hole as it slows down.
2/ Distance: Practice the swing of your putter to get the feel for the speed of the swing needed to pass the hole by 10 inches. The practice swings will also loosening your swinging muscles.
3/ Muscle Mobility: Putt using a rocking motion of your shoulders. This allows you to use the large muscles in your spine and back instead of the small weaker muscles in your wrist.
4/ Break at the Hole: Your ball will break more as it slows down near the hole. Determine the break along the path of your putt but the final break nearing the hole is most important break to manage.
5/ Greens are Rarely Flat: Decide which way the green is breaking at the hole. If your putt is firm enough to pass the hole by 10 inches, count on less break at the hole.
6/ Arms Swing in an Arc: If you don’t swing by rocking your shoulders, your arms will swing around your body in an arc. For longer putts, you may want to try releasing your trailing hand from your putter at the point of impact and letting your leading hand swing the putter up your target line. This is a great solution if you often pull your putts to the left (for right handed putters).

Learn to sink more putts by locking your leading wrist. Practice with GOLFSTR+ to build confidence by rocking your shoulders for control to make more putts.

Practice with your GOLFSTR+ to help you learn to keep your leading wrist flat during the putting stroke. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Formula for Successful Golf

We all play golf for the challenge and the joy of personal success. Basically, you want to improve your game and lower your scores. But you will only improve to the 90’s or 80’s or 70’s by recognizing what’s holding you back. Knowing the following 4 critical areas will help you focus and improve your game.

1/ Consistency: Practice with the proper swing with a controlled tempo for a perfect clean hit on every swing that you make. GOLFSTR+ is a great swing trainer for 6 swing fixes.
2/ Putting: Almost half of your strokes in every round of golf are with your putter so practicing your putting skills should be a priority. GOLFSTR+ is ideal to hold your leading wrist flat.
3/ Balls Flight Control: No matter what club you are using you need to learn why your ball is moving to the right or left of your target. Consistent control of your ball flight is critical.
4/ Precise Approach Shots: Choosing the right club, the right swing for shape & direction and the right speed to land and roll your ball close to the hole. Memorize each club distance.

Brooks Koepka won back-to-back US Opens using his extreme skill to draw and fade his shots.  He planned the best outcome for every shot and you should too.

You can read tips to improve your swing. You should also take lessons and practice to achieve #1 and #2. Today, let’s focus on Ball Flight Control (#3) because every ball you hit can move left or right. Understanding why it’s moving left or right will help you take the right steps to control your ball flight and swing.

YOU DON’T WANT TO BE SURPRISED EVERY TIME YOUR BALL DECIDES TO DRAW OR FADE.  It’s difficult to consistently create a straight golf shot without a draw or fade (or the worse extremes of hook or slice).  Because your golf club swings in an arc, it’s difficult to create a straight shot. If the swing path or the club face direction is not lined up exactly with your target line at the point of impact, you will create a different direction and or curve for every shot.

Basic Setup: Make sure that your shoulders, waist and toes line up parallel to your target line. [You may want to flair your leading foot after you setup on your target line to help finish your swing to a balanced pose.]

Assuming you are using Right Handed clubs:
Draw Shot: Choose a target line slightly to the right of your chosen landing area. Place your ball an inch behind your normal setup position and close your club face to point at your chosen landing area. [Make sure that you adjust your grip so that your club face is resting on the ground and your wrists are relaxed and not manipulating the club rotating].

Fade Shot: Choose a target line slightly to the left of your chosen landing area. Place your ball an inch in front of your normal setup position and open your club face to point at the landing area. Your ball will launch on your swing path line and then fade to the right.

Plan for a FADE or a DRAW to avoid surprises for every shot that you make (especially when you are hitting in a cross wind). It’s not easy to learn the fade or draw so you should practice with GOLFSTR+ to learn these shots. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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The Trick to Learn Weight Shift

The pros all do it and so should you. If you watch any pro golfer swing in slow motion, you can see that they reach the top of their swing (transition) and start to shift their weight from the trailing leg to their forward leg. Some call it the power move and other call it the bump. If you don’t make this move, your club will bottom out before impact with your ball and you will hit it fat or top the ball. I learned a trick that will help you make the shift for every swing.

Why Don’t  You Shift Your Weight for Every Shot?
When you are relaxed on the driving range with no pressure to make a shot, it’s easy to shift and swing through your ball. Unfortunately when you play from deep grass or when you try to hit a longer shot over water or even into the wind or out of sand, we often tend to freeze-up and swing with our arms. We miss the weight transfer to our forward leg.

We tighten up and swing off our trailing leg.

Recently a friend of mine commented that I hit a poor shot while leaning back on my trailing leg. That was a good reminder for me and it prompted me to write this blog. When I am not paying attention and rush my swing I can count on a poor shot. [Keeping a consistent TEMPO in your backswing is so important to help your make your transition and pressure shift.]

A proper swing includes a weight shift from the trailing leg to the forward leg. If you are skipping this shift, try setting up with it.

Trick to Forward Shift on Every Swing
I devised an easy way to fix this problem when I saw a weird wedged boot training aid that Jim McLean was promoting a few years ago. Of course you can’t play with a wedged boot but you can setup for your swing with 10% to 20% more pressure on your leading foot. By doing that you are actually starting with a built-in forward shift.

I have learned that if I start my driving range practice or my round of golf with 10% more pressure on my forward foot, I eventually build this position into the cadence of my swing. I start to include the shift in my swing as a start my downswing. For any chips or pitches I always setup with more pressure on my leading foot to make sure that I hit the ball before grazing the grass. Unfortunately when I get cocky and forget the forward pressure, the old fat shot returns.

I know that this works for any recreational golfer because I won a tournament with this trick. We had a high handicap golfer in our foursome who was falling back on his trailing foot as he hit thin or topped balls. I suggested that he setup with more pressure on his leading leg and he immediately started making clean shots. Instead of shooting his normal 110 strokes for the round he shot a 90 and his net score helped us win the tournament.

If you start practicing with a forward press on your leading leg, you will learn to build this into your natural swing as you reach the transition at the top of your swing. Practice with your GOLFSTR+ for every swing in your game and learn your MAGIC transition press. Try it and let me know if it works for you too. Buy one today at WWW.GOLFSTR.COM

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Avoid YOUR Blow-up Holes!

During a round of golf, the moment of truth will hit you many times. Should you take a risky shot and possibly blow-up your score or should you make the recovery shot to only lose one stroke. Of course the risky shot is possible and you know that you have made that shot at least 1 out of every 10 attempts. What were you thinking?

Risky shots over a long stretch of water, out of deep grass or through a tiny window in the trees can happen during every round you play. You’ve seen the pros make amazing recovery shots on TV. Your mind takes over — “No Guts, No Glory”. You take the shot. Unfortunately, it turns out to be the wrong decision and you add on 2 or 3 stokes for your blow-up holes.

Why is Your Ego Taking Over?
We all play golf to challenge our bodies and minds to win against OURSELVES. It’s a wonderful distraction from real world problems. Making par on every hole is a win. Making birdie is a bonus. If you correctly choose to play from the Tee which will allow you to par every hole, it will give you the confidence for success. You expect wonderful results but what is holding you back?

SOLUTION: Accept the Fact that Your Next Risky Shot has a 90% Chance of Failure

During a playing-lesson with a club professional, I was wisely reminded: It only takes one stroke to get a poor shot back in play. It’s up to you to recognize that you will not make the green on your next shot so your best alternative is to make the easy shot to get back in a safe location for your next shot.

When you know that the shot is risky, wake-up and take your penalty shot to get out of trouble.

Accept the Following Facts:
When your ball is lying in a poor location (deep rough, behind a tree etc.), your adrenaline starts to pump and your muscles tighten. The tempo of your swing WILL change. What you think is an easy shot turns into a CRISIS. You will hit a fat or thin chunked shot because you are swinging harder and faster. FEAR takes over your mind and body.
You start your down swing with your arms (instead of your hips) as you swing over the top and too steeply into the ball.
You rush your swing and minimize your shoulder rotation in your back swing
You raise your head and shoulders early as you take your eye off the ball.
You finish your swing out of balance and fall backwards.

It’s difficult to control your mind during a recovery shot. Take deep breathes and say controlling words to be “Calm and Relaxed”. The pros do this but we are recreational golfers.  We have a hard time:
Keeping our head down to see the ball through impact.
-Shifting our weight forward to impact the ball before skimming the turf.
-Releasing our wrists and swing up our target line to a balanced finish.

Hit more safe shots to avoid those blow-up holes. If you get in trouble, make one recovery shot to get your ball back in play. Practice with GOLFSTR+ for 6 swing fixes to keep your ball in the fairway. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Inspiration from Payne Stewart

Some time ago I saw a story on the Golf Channel about memories of Payne Stewart by his wife, Tracey.  Considering his struggles for success and the tragic early end of his life, I was most impressed by swing tips that Payne’s father, had hand written for Tracey. She framed the note as it was a wonderful reminder of the years that she had referred to it for guidance when she worked with Payne throughout his professional career.

Tracey recorded the stats for every tournament that Payne played. She kept a record of fairways hits, GIR and number of putts so we know that she was very involved with the process to help Payne improve his game.

The following note is a good example that we may all want to follow in order to improve our games. It’s a list of swing thoughts that Payne’s father hoped that Tracey would use if she noticed that Payne’s game was in trouble. This note is a piece of Payne Stewart’s golf history and the specific tips may have little bearing on YOUR game but the list may give you ideas to prepare your personal list to read when your putts, fairways shots or drives are not working.

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“dad wrote to me” [comment entered by Tracy Stewart at the top of the hand written note]

– Watch Payne’s feet on putting, keep left foot back, right foot up.
– Keep Payne with a good tempo. Slow backswing, take it back high + finish high
– Keep the blade open with 7, 8, 9, PW & SW and finish high
– Keep from pressing, just a good solid swing, good far left arm
– Keep left shoulder up in the air, Keep head behind the ball, Hold head tilt,
Practice with eyes shut
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Payne Stewart celebrates when he won the 1991 US Open at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Mandatory Credit: David Cannon/Allsport Golfweek

During practice on the final day of the 1999 US Open, Tracy noticed that Payne was moving his head on his putts. She told him to “just keep your head down”. After he won the tournament (his second US Open), he embraced her and said, “I kept my head down all day”.

He cherished her words of wisdom!

These comments are meant to be an inspiration to all of us. Most of us don’t have a coach but we should write down our WORDS OF WISDOM for a quick reference when we wonder why our game is going off track.

Take notes on your success factors. Continuously update them as your game improves. That list will help you improve your game. Practice with GOLFSTR+ to apply YOUR Words of Wisdom for every swing in your game. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Golf Gizmo’s Make you Think!

There are so many golf training aids on the market promising 4 more yards or 20 more yards or 50 more yards. If you buy 3 or 4 of these gizmos, you should be a scratch golfer in no time. Fat chance! The real benefit of buying a gizmo is that you are paying attention to specific areas of your swing. Unfortunately, your golf swing is a complex set of motions where one fix may only be part of your complex solution.

Example of a new Putting Gizmo:
Recently I saw a new gizmo which claimed that it would make you a better putter in 2 minutes. Actually the claim was that you would improve your aim in 2 minutes. The gizmo was a pointer that you attach to your putter shaft to improve your ability to point the putter face directly at your target line. Unfortunately the putter face lineup is only one of the steps to make a putt. That gizmo had no impact on all of the other critical issues to possibly sink your putt:

1/Develop a feel for the speed of the greens.
2/ Understand the anticipated break based on the slope of green.
3/ Choose the right target line.
4/ Know the right amount of back-swing needed to hit your ball 12 inches past the hole.
5/ Avoid swinging in an arc as the pointer face will constantly change directions.
5/ Hit your ball dead center on the sweat spot of your putter.
6/ Keep your eyes focused on the ball instead of a pointer as it arcs around your body.
7/ Avoid side spin by swinging directly up your target line at the point of impact.

A pointer on your putter might help if you have a problem lining your putter face up to your target point but I can’t imagine that there are too many people who can’t do that without a pointer. I am also seeing grips with a ridge on the grip to help you match your grip with the face of your club. Give your brain a little more credit than that.

That pointer gizmo is actually just a good wake-up call to fix your putting stroke.

Learn to sink more putts by locking your leading wrist. Practice with GOLFSTR+ to build confidence by rocking your shoulders to make more putts.

8/ Lock your leading wrist using GOLFSTR+  strapped to your leading wrist. Avoid using the small shaky muscles in your wrist to guide your stroke. Use the large muscles in your back and shoulders to create a continuous rocking motion to putt up your target line.

There are lots of Gizmos to help your game but GOLFSTR+ is the Swiss Army Knife of them all. It give you 6 swing fixes and will help you with every swing in your game. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Golf is 3 Games in 1

Yes, it’s 3 games that you play against yourself on every hole that you play.  If you think of it this way, it will help you perform better on every round you play.  Game 1 is: drives landing in the fairway. Game 2 is: hitting Greens In Regulation (GIR)Game 3 is: avoiding 3 putts.  Of course hitting it close for a 1 putt green is a bonus.  The best part of this approach is that every hole is a new set of games that you play against yourself.

When your play these “games”, keep your score by placing a dot in the upper left corner of your score card square for each hole where your drive lands in the fairway (or in a good location for your second shot).  Place a dot in the upper right corner if you hit the green in regulation (or a good putting location).  Enter your number of putts in the lower right corner.   As you improve your totals for each of the 3 games, your scores will drop.

Driving Game: In this game you should pay attention to the shape of your shot and the shots that give you the best distance.  Of course the longer the shot the easier it is to hit your GIR.

>A longer swing path with a straight leading arm does not have to reach horizontal in the backswing.  Just make sure that you force your shoulder rotation in the backswing with a straight leading arm to build power in your swing.

>Limit your backswing so that you can keep your head down and eye on the ball (without bending your leading arm).   If you focus on keeping your leading arm straight, over time your will improve your shoulder rotation and increase your distance.  Swinging with a straight leading arm is critical for consistent hits but it takes time to change from a baseball swing to a golf swing.

>Start your down swing with your hip. Swing from the inside up the slot by flattening your swing plane to hold your lag and whip your club up the slot for more power.  Jim McLean does this with a slight loop at the top: swing straight back and create a slight loop at the top to swing on a lower plane up the slot from the inside to outside across the ball.

GIR Game: It’s all about direction control.  You know the club that should reach the green, so choose a less lofted club and swing with slightly less speed & a lot more control.   If there are too many hazards around the green or the green is too elevated, land your shot in a safe area where you can chip your next shot close to the hole to make sure that you minimize your putts.

Green Game: Getting 1 putt on a green is wonderful but your goal is to avoid 3 putt greens.

>Reading the right break is critical to minimize your second putt.  You can only learn this with practice and getting a feel for the speed of the green for each day when you play.

>Practice the swing speed that you know will pass the hole by up to a feet (even if you are only 1 or 2 feet from the hole) to avoid direction changes from bumps and the major break as the ball slows down.  [Stop trying to make the perfect putt to die into the hole.  Get that out of your mind.] Then step up and make the same swing (before your muscles freeze up and your mind starts to think up excuses to miss the putt— stay focused).

>Don’t stand over the ball thinking for 5 seconds like Jason Dufner at the Players on the 18th hole where he missed a 3 foot putt and then a 2 foot putt.  Nerves caused him to short-putt on many of his closing holes before the 18th.  Those 2 putts missed on the 18th cost him $770,000 by moving from second to a tie for 5th.

 

Golf  is a game that you play against yourself.  Play these 3 games on every hole and forget about what your partners are doing.  Total your scores on all 3 games so that you can set your own personal records.  The more you play these games, the lower your score will drop. Practice with GOLFSTR+ to improve your swing with all 6 swing fixes.  Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Is your Face or Path Killing Shots ?

It is amazing to watch the flight path of golf balls when they uses a tracer line during tournament broadcasts on TV. The balls start out left or right and then draw or fade before they drop out of the sky. Occasionally we even see the dreaded straight ball when least expected. Unfortunately recreational golfers tend to make more dramatic hooks and slices. You will never be a good golfer if you don’t know how to control your impact direction as well as your draw or fade.

The following descriptions are all from a right handed golfer’s point of view.

Control Your Ball’s Flight Path
CLUB FACE DIRECTION is responsible for 85% of the INITIAL direction of the ball. So a closed club face will pull left and an open club face will push right at the point of impact. Choosing your club face direction at setup is only half of your problem. As your grip pressure changed more with one hand or the other during you back and down swing, you may be changing your club face direction. That’s why a light to moderate grip pressure with both hands allows your leading wrist to return to the identical setup direction at impact.

Get ride of that slice. Close your club face slightly at setup and make sure that you are swinging from the inside to out across your ball for a nice draw.

Unfortunately SWING PATH can cause most of the SHAPE of your shot to curve left or right. Your swing path at the point of impact causes side spin. Golf swing path causes the ball to travel in the opposite direction as the club face smashes across the surface of the ball.
Swinging from inside of your target line to outside of your target line (away from your body), will spin your ball back to the left side of your target line.
Swinging from (over the top) outside of your target line and across your ball to the inside of the target line, will slice your ball to the right of your target line.

Recreational Golfer’s Solution
Most recreational golfers tend to slice the ball. If your club face is open at impact and your swing path is from (over the top) outside to in, you are guaranteed to create a major slice. A tight grip will just guaranty a major slice.

1/ Setup with a light grip pressure and stay consistent throughout the swing.
2/ Swing wide and up to the top so that you will loop and swing from the inside, up the slot or up the target line.
3/ An alternate suggestion is to take your trailing foot 2 inches back of the line parallel to your target line.
4/ Keep your eye on the ball through impact or you will lift your swing plane and slice or top the ball.
5/ Finish Your Swing: Complete your swing up your target line into a balanced finish as your watch your amazing shot draw into your target line.

You will never be a good golfer if you don’t focus on the basics. Practice with GOLFSTR+ to control your elbow and wrist for every swing in your game. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Let Your Club do the Work!

Have you ever wondered why the harder you swing the worse the result? It has to do with your mind as your game progresses. If you are “tight” when you start your round, you tend to swing with a tight grip, tight wrists and tight muscles in your arms. You try to “muscle” your swing with your arms. You can get so much more out of every swing if you loosen up your body and your shoulder rotation. Let the weight of your club do the work as it releases or whips through the ball.

You may be rushed to get to the course or the weather may be cold, windy and wet but why should we be so uptight; swing with brute force; grip it and rip it and swing harder & faster . Yes, they are all negative for our games and we need to find a way to overcome these problems every time we setup for a swing.

Webb Simpson won the Players with a calm and focused mind. He did it by hitting fairways and greens and you can do it too.

Here is a basic list of thoughts to keep in our minds every time we play a round of golf. It’s all about letting your body relax and letting your clubs do the work.

Arrive Relaxed: Avoid rushing to the golf course with hard rock music playing on the radio. Running to the first tee will get your blood pumping but the results will be a disaster.

Stretch Exercises: Stretch the night before, hours before your tee time as well as within 30 minutes of your tee time. The closer you get to your tee time the more dynamic your stretching should be: Leg swings, swing 2 clubs in both directions and bent trunk rotations.

Weather Check: If it’s cool or windy, dress for warmth or give your mind a wind reality check. Accept the fact that there is wind: change your club selection according to the direction of the wind. Don’t rush or shorten your back swing as the wind will tend to put your mind in a hyper active state. [Believe me it is much worse when you wear hearing aids.]

Calm and Relaxed: Use a consistent setup and always start it with a deep relaxing breathe to calm your mind and muscles. I see Phil Mickelson and many other pros do it and you should too..

Relaxed Grip: Before every swing, check that you don’t have a death grip on your club. Squeezing your grip will tighten your wrists and your arms. It also kills your release.

Let your Club Lag Naturally: When your muscles are relaxed, you can feel the weight of the head of each club in your backswing. [Don’t muscle through your swing!] Let the weight of the head of your club feel heavy as it creates a natural lag with your relaxed wrists. Then start your down swing with your hips as you unwind your torso and arms and you finally whip your wrists through impact.

The end of your grip is flared so that you can use a light grip with your hands and avoid letting the club slip out of your hands. Practice every swing in your game with GOLFSTR+ before your round to feel the weight of your club head. Let it do the work during every swing. If you can’t feel the weight of your club head during your back swing, you are gripping too hard. Practice with GOLFSTR+ and buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Bring YOUR Brain When You Golf

I have often read that you should clear your mind and then just swing your club for the perfect result. DON’T BELIEVE IT. That may work if you are a robot but you will not be successful if you are not focused on a simple swing thought. Each golfer needs his own triggers to make the right swing for the shot that you want. Without mental preparation you are headed for DISASTER!

Don’t fall back into your old swing problems. This often happens after you par or birdie a hole and step up to the next tee feeling invincible. [Its called the “PBSU- Post Birdie Screw-Up” ] You forget to focus on the swing that will create the shot that you want. You swing a little faster and boom – there goes that dreaded slice or hook or topped ball. What were you thinking?   NOTHING ?

Successful golfers use their brain to plan and feel every swing. Use your key swing thought to control your swing for each shot.

If the game of golf was a no-brainer, you would par every hole. You really do need to focus on the game to make every shot count. Your mind needs to be focused on a SIMPLE PLAN FOR EACH SHOT

Know Your Big Miss. Are you: Slicing, Hooking, Duck Hooking, Topping or Hitting it Fat?

If you don’t know what causes each of these shots, then you better find out by taking a lesson or checking it out on the internet. Take your solution to the range and practice the right swing. Most swing problems are caused by swinging too hard and too fast. We all do it. DON’T starting your swing with shoulder rotation at the top which will create an outside to inside swing path and you will probably fall back as your follow-through (which also causes you to top your ball).

Interesting Result as seen On the Golf Channel
During a recent Web.com tournament the commentators remarked that they could not see a difference in the slow motion, side by side, replay of the tournament leader (Maverick McNealey) with a downwind, perfect drive on a hole as compared to a drive into the wind which was pulled low and into the rough a few holes later.

So I replayed the side by side video about 20 times to look for changes in his swing. I could see very slight changes in the speed of the takeaway; the position at the top and the swing path down to the ball but the important change was a slight “over the top” early shoulder rotation at the start of his transition. The wind must have been playing tricks with his mind.

My POINT here is that there is very little difference between a perfect shot and a bad shot. Use your mind to focus on the swing that you want in order to make the shot.

Use Your Memory and Mind to Plan your Swing
Before you make each shot: select the right club that will reach your target when you swing at 90% of your swing speed; take that 90% practice swing with a balanced finish; setup comfortably up to the ball and execute your planned swing.

I say words in my mind to slow my swing down for both the practice swing and my planned swing: “Sweep Innn Pose”. [“Sweep Innnn” during my controlled takeaway with wrist lag and a reminder to start my down swing by pushing in with my hip as I swing from inside. “Pose” is the reminder to impact as I say the letter P and hold my balanced finish.]  Saying words in your mind will eliminate other thoughts and will control the tempo for your swing.

Learn to use your mind when you practice on the range with your GOLFSTR+ for every swing in your game. Then take you brain to the course to execute the swing you need for every shot. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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