We all have good days and bad days on the golf course but is there a way to turn them all into GOOD DAYS? Do you ever wonder who showed up to make so many amazing shots on the first 9 holes? Then miraculously IT disappears! Our physical condition, energy level and mindset change all the time and they must to be causing the inconsistency in our games.
I invented GOLFSTR+ to help me learn to practice my golf swing correctly. Practicing to swing with a straight leading arm or locked wrist or with lag in my backswing has really helped me lower my score. Unfortunately my mind gets excited when I hit the perfect drive or approach shot. Possibly a boost in adrenaline adds a little more power into the next shot. “What was I thinking?”
I have been looking for ways to control my swing speed and mind for every shot. I just wanted to share some QUIRKY MOVES that may help your game:
1/ Rickie Fowler Waggle: I have been using this waggle with great results. It loosens up my back and it slows down my backswing to improve my transition. I start my backswing using the same slow and deliberate take away. I know that the backswing to downswing speed is supposed to be 3:1 but I seem to need a little more time at the top to start my downswing with a trailing foot push. I seem to need a 4:1 or 5:1 ratio so that I can feel the rhythm when I make my transition (and to avoid a rushed whipping action at the top).
2/ Ben Hogan’s Trailing Foot Push: Yes, you read this in our recent Swing Tip but I wanted to share comments from Scott Mohn, an avid GOLFSTR+ user and follower: “It is amazing. I just started to emphasize this move this morning when I was warming up for my round. I kept thinking about it all day — get in good contact with the ground, take it back easy so I can feel myself starting the downswing and push off with the instep of my trail foot. It worked like a charm: 35-39 =74. A great day!!! 🙂 Scott”
3/ Setup with a Pre-loaded Leading Side: I golfed recently with Andy S. (who I met at the Blue Martini 2 years ago in Naples, FL and learned that he was one of the first 100 golfers to buy a GOLFSTR). He now has a very powerful straight arm swing but during his setup he pre-loads his left side as if he is already pushing forward off his trailing foot at the top of his backswing (ref Ben Hogan). It gives him great results, especially with his stinger hits to stay low in the Florida wind. NOTE: Golf-Info-Guide by Thomas Golf warns that too much pre-load on your leading foot will cause major problems. HINT: You may want to try a little pre-load to avoid swaying your head back from the center-line in your backswing.
4/ Putt Like a Pendulum: Adam Scott and Phil Michelson use a claw grip with one hand to avoid letting that hand take control of the putter swing. It helps them avoid swinging in an arc when putting. I control my putts with my leading, left hand (which is my dominant putting hand). I learned to swing with my shoulders by training with a GOLFSTR (no wrist action) and release the putter with my trailing hand at the point of impact. This allows my leading hand to swing straight up my target line (like a pendulum on a clock). You need to make a few practice swings to get the feel for the right amount of backswing before you commit to the putt for distance. My putter is on fire!
Practice any of these Quirky Moves with your GOLFSTR+ before you try them out on the golf course. For your straight arm swing, lag & distance training and flat wrist putting buy one today at www.golfstr.com