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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Is your Practice Hurting Your Game?

I recently received 2 interesting articles about the impact of practicing with the best results. Your commitment to practice AND practicing the most effective way, will drop your scores. Of course you need to learn the correct swing and we recommend building muscle memory with GOLFSTR+ but you should learn the best METHOD to practice?

Solution for Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth was struggling during the first 2 of the 4 FedEx play-off tournaments. When he missed the cut on the first 2 rounds, we were all wondering if the pressure was finally getting to Jordan.  Over the past summer he had won 2 majors and 2 other tournaments so it looked like Jordan was Tiger Woods’ heir apparent. His play seemed to be unshakable. How could he miss the cut in those 2 important tournaments?

During the Tour Championship Tournament, PRACTICE gave Jordan the advantage. He was the first player to arrive at the course on Monday of the tournament week. His caddy commented that they warmed up for this tournament LIKE IT WAS ONE OF THE 4 MAJORS. On the final day, he arrived 3 hours before his tee time for what his caddy, Michael Greller, called the “early grind. His extra commitment to practice paid off, especially with his putter. He led the field with a total of over 400 feet of putts sunk and won the tournament and the FedEx Cup worth a total of $11,400,000.

If the number 1 player in golf puts a lot of effort into his practice to win $22 Million in tournament prize money, just think what a little more of the right practice will do for your game.

The Right Way to Practice

The Golf Science Lab is a blog which offers research findings for the game of golf. Check out www.GolfScienceLab.com

The Golf Science Lab is a blog which offers research findings for the game of golf. Check out www.GolfScienceLab.com

B. J. Hathaway, the head pro at Atlanta Golf Instruction (Click for his blog), made a recommendation based on a study on “Motor Learning” by professors from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, who offer their research findings (Click for their sound track).  In short they found that continuously changing your club or changing your planned shot, similar to the way you play on a golf course, is the best way to improve your game and retain swing solutions.

Pounding ball after ball with the same club is not challenging your mind. They found that you need to have a plan for your swing so that it will have a greater impact on your memory when you repeat the same shot on the golf course. Your mind will retain more and focus more if it is challenged to work-out a swing problem (like: how do I draw this ball and land about 200 yards).

Why not practice with GOLFSTR+, which gives you 6 swing solutions to build muscle memory for your game.  Buy one today on our website: www.golfstr.com

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Are Your Clubs Killing Your Game

As we age our bodies change. Most of us are not active enough to remain as flexible and strong as a 20 year old.  As you lose flexibility and strength, your old golf clubs may hurting your game. Fortunately the technology in golf club design is improving. If you want to enjoy this game as you age, you should try out a variety of clubs to see what you are missing.

I have recently been renting golf clubs while traveling. I thought I was just saving time and energy hauling clubs around but it was actually giving me the opportunity to experiment with different clubs. Hitting balls off a mat at a golf retailer is just not the same as testing clubs on a golf course. You really should see the flight of the ball as you take your divot on real grass. These are things that you should be concerned about:

Dump your old clubs. They may be killing your game.

Dump your old clubs. They may be killing your game.

Club Weight
I had a bad experience with some heavy steel shaft clubs in Bermuda. The golf was wonderful but it took me 8 holes to sort out the problem. I just did not have the wrist strength to handle the clubs. I finally adjusted my tempo and parred 6 of the last 10 holes.

If your grips are worn out or your glove is old, you are  losing the opportunity to loosen you grip. As you tighten your grip to hold on to your club, your arm muscles tighten and shorten. This creates 2 problems. First you lose your ability to snap your wrists through impact. Tight arm muscles will also shorten your reach causing topped balls.

Another lesson learned: I tried playing without a glove on a humid day and almost lost my club in a lake as my sweaty hands slipped on the grip. That was almost an expensive mistake.

Offset Clubs:
If you are playing with offset clubs you may be compensating for a swing flaw that you have eliminated. Clubs with an offset head are like a crutch for your game. When you figure out how to swing properly from the inside, you really need to get some conventional clubs and get your game back on track.

Strength and Flexibility
As you age and lose your strength and flexibility, you should consider lighter, fiberglass, flexible, shafts for more whipping action to increase you club head speed. This solution may not be ideal for your first test because you will need to change your transition and tempo to enjoy the benefit of these flexible clubs.

Changing clubs is not an easy process. Take your time. Check out as many options as you can before you make your decision. Whatever you chose, remember to keep practicing with GOLFSTR+ and get your tempo right. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Golf: A Unique Opportunity for Perfection

Golf is a unique game. No other sport allows you the chance to make a practice swing using the weapon of your choice on the exact surface and grass condition where you are about to make your shot. You control your footing and you know the angle of the ground under your feet so why aren’t you taking advantage of this very special opportunity? You should be using your practice swing to achieve the perfect shot or putt. YES, WITH THE SAME SPEED, FOLLOW-THROUGH AND BALANCED-FINISH.

Often I see my golfing companions with a perfect, relaxed practice swing. Then they step up to the ball and panic. They forget to rotate their arms, shoulders and hips as they rush their arms to a minimal back swing. Then they rush their down-swing with their arms without shifting their weight to their forward foot. This sequence typically results in a topped ball and the golfer falling backwards. This is insanity.

Albert Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result.  Why not practice the right swing, hold that feeling and then duplicate it when you hit that little white ball?

Discovering the Benefit of the Practice Swing
Hitting out of a sand trap or hazard is the only area where you can’t ground your club and take a complete practice swing. This is a good example to help you understand why the practice swing is so important. That’s also why these shots are more difficult than any other shot in your game. You really should try to complete a full practice swing on the same up or down or side slope outside of the hazard before you attempt the shot.

User your practice swing to create a complete mental image of your perfect swing and just duplicate it when you hit your ball.

User your practice swing to create a complete mental image of your perfect swing and just duplicate it when you hit your ball.

Build Your Confidence before you Hit Your Ball
People panic when they step up to the ball. They see it as a crisis moment. They think, “Now what am I going to do with this shot”. WRONG THOUGHT! You need to use your practice swing to take the pressure out of your shot. You know what you want to do and where you want your ball to land so rehearse that shot before you stop forward to hit your ball with confidence.

Your practice swing has to be in the same cadence as your planned swing. You need to feel that wonderful feeling of a great practice swing before you take your actual swing. Perfect your swing before the actual swing. Get in a YOUR COMFORT ZONE before you hit the ball. Feel the tempo. Step forward and repeat that swing.

There should not be any difference in your practice swing and your actual swing at the ball. Duplicate it in order to get your body in a comfort zone. You may find it helpful to create a rhythm by repeating the same mental words in your practice swing as you say when you take your actual swing. To slow my cadence down I often use the mental words: “Straight Arm. . . Sweep in and Finish”

[NOTE: ”Straight Arm” is my last thought before I start my swing or during my waggle, “Sweep IN” during my slow backswing [to focus on an INside to outside release], “and” during my controlled transition, “finish” as I impact the ball and swing to a balanced finish.

Of course you should practice the correct swing with every club for straight arm and wrist lag with your GOLFSTR+. Buy one today on our website: www.golfstr.com

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Is this a “Head Game”?

How can Jordon Spieth be the #1 Golfer in the World and then miss the first 2 cuts in the FedEx Cup playoff?  [Barclays: “worst round in years”, Deutsche Bank Championship, “terrible yet again”] We do know that he changed to a new set of clubs for the Barclays and then went back to his old clubs the following week at the Deutsche Bank. This is crazy. What is going on?

The answer is simple and we are all affected by it. When you are on a winning streak, your mind and body relax.  You find a groove that feels so comfortable. It really is your mental confidence.  There is a fine line between perfection and losing your COMFORT ZONE. When things go wrong, doubt creeps into your mind. It plays tricks on you by changing your relaxed and confident swing. The difference between leading a tournament and missing the cut in professional golf is really not a lot of strokes. A few bad shots (shanks into the rough, into the water, over the green) and your confidence is ruined.

How Can You Control YOUR Head Game?

Tiger Woods and Jordon Spieth are both suffering from Head Games today.  Where did the magic go?

Tiger Woods and Jordon Spieth are both suffering from Head Games today. Where did the magic go?

I write this blog as much for my game as I do for your game. So I am always watching others messing up their shots as well as doing a reality check on my great shots and my failures. I’m always researching to find that magic that Jordon Spieth lost over the last few weeks.
Accept the fact that this is a “Head Game”. Any mental lapse in focus can and will kill your swing. I am talking about your drives, fairways shots, sand trap shots, chips, pitches and putts. Each shot is a different swing so you need to be focused on the subtle changes for each swing to ensure success.

1/ Study Golf or Take Lessons to Learn the Correct Swing for Every Club in Your Bag:  Consistent focusing on the correct swing is the only way to improve your game. If you don’t have a clear understanding about how to complete each swing with each club, you will never perfect your game.

2/ Swing Cadence, Tempo or Rhythm : When your brain is relaxed and focused, its easy to keep a consistent rhythm in your back swing and your follow through. Your perfect swing happens when you allow your club to finish the backswing without rushing the transition. If your mind takes over and you want a little more speed or power, your grip tightens, your cadence speeds up and you lose that smooth transition by rushing your swing and cutting your backswing short.  DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN!

The next time you see someone miss-hit a shotLearn from their mistakes.  Recall if they rushed or shortened their backswing or was there a whipping action at the top of the swing that throws the club out of sync with the rhythm of the swing. Was their practice swing in perfect balance but their swing (at the ball) out of balance.  Were their hands swinging faster than the motion of their body?  Do they have the effortless cadence of the Ernie El’s swing?

3/ Focus: When your clubs don’t feel right (the way Jordon Spieth felt with his new clubs) or you are distracted by anything like noise or external thoughts, your mind changes its focus and your swing pays the penalty. You need to put 100% of your focus on your correct swing and follow-through.

Practice with GOLFSTR+ to gain confidence with Every Swing in YOUR Game. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

SWING TIP NEXT WEEK: What is the unique thing about golf (UNLIKE ANY OTHER SPORT) that allows you to improve every shot?  Are you taking advantage of this?

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Avoid Thin Shots to Drop YOUR Score

We all hate to hit the occasional thin shots. Those dreaded shots where you blade or top the ball and it skids along the ground to nowhere. There really is an easy fix for this. Every professional golfer has learned it and you should too. The solution is easy but the permanent fix is all in your head.

There are 3 issues that you need to be concerned about: Your head bobbing, your bum bending and your swing on uneven ground.

1/ Head Bobbing: If your head remains relatively still during your swing then the distance from your shoulders to the ball is controlled by the bend of your elbows. A bent leading elbow will shorten the distance to the ball and create thin shots. A great drill is to stand with the sun directly behind you so that you (or a friend) can see the shadow of your head. It should not be bobbing up and down during the swing.

Swing without bobbing your head and with a straight leading arm for a consistent distance to the ball.

Swing without bobbing your head and with a straight leading arm for a consistent distance to the ball.

Train with your GOLFSTR+ to keep your leading arm straight in your backswing AND in your downswing. THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF THE SWING FOR CONSISTENT HITS.

2/ Bending your Bum Toward Your Ball during the downswing will lift your head and shoulders up causing a topped ball or slice. To get more power and accuracy off the tee I saw a simple drill by PGA Professional Eric Hogge (PGA Village, Port St Lucie, FL). He suggested putting a chair (or golf bag) behind your bum and swing by keeping your bum in contact with the chair. Of course there will be lateral movement as you thrust your hips slightly forward up the target line [but never out]. Keep your waist bent at the hips to keep your head and shoulders at the same level.

3/ Ball Above or Below Your Feet: Your body naturally tries to balance in an upright position to avoid falling over when you swing your club. If your ball is above your feet you should choke up on the club to avoid burying you club before you hit the ball. If the ball is below your feet you should take a wider stance with more knee bend to avoid topping the ball. You need to keep your natural posture with a vertical balance. In both cases you will lose distance so take a lower lofted club to compensate.

NOTE: Taking a higher or lower swing plane to hit the ball which is above or below your feet is not as easy as it seems. You practice hitting most of your shots and drives on flat ground so your mind is not programmed to accept an instant swing change. This is also why we tend to miss more greens in regulation as we are hitting from an uneven lie on the fairway or in the rough.

Always practice when you can with your GOLFSTR+ to program your mind for a straight leading arm. Get your swing rotation from your shoulders and hips not from your bent arm.

Remember to do your takeaway with both arms straight to force your shoulders to rotate before you start bending your tailing elbow to pull your straight leading arm and wrist lag to the top of your swing. Rickie Fowler even does this as his practice waggle. It works for him and it will work for you too. Buy a GOLFSTR+ today on our website: www.golfstr.com

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FINALLY the Formula for Great Golf

We golfers are constantly looking for that miracle fix to improve our scores. Let’s just take a reality check instead of wasting our time. The golf swing and equipment has been refined over the past 500 years. After all this time the best golfers must be getting close to the ideal swing but they are all unique.  It’s amazing that we can recognize the distinctly different swing of the most famous pros without seeing their faces.

Rule #1 Accept the fact that professional golfers have a basic technique which we should adopt if we ever want to improve our game.  [Swing with a straight leading arm, lag your release from the inside, impact the ball up the target line to a balanced finish.]

Hank Haney ran a golf swing training series called The Haney Project on the Golf Channel with Ray Romano, Rush Limbaugh and Charles Barkley. Each of them had their own swing demons or physical limitations. After hours of lessons and hitting thousands of golf balls each of these celebrities made some improvement. Surprisingly their improvements were noticeable but limited.

Rule #2 Accept the fact that your game can improve to the limitations of your mind and body.  [It takes time to change but you have to work at it.]

Many books have been written about ways to improve your game. Many of them present some pretty crazy ideas in order to sell books. I saw one recently called “Lowest Score Wins”. Sounded like a good plan. Then the introduction said: “putting might be the least important skill in golf, driving the ball far is much more important than driving it straight and that Phil Mickelson might just be the best strategist on the PGA Tour?”     This stuff is Rubbish!

Rule #3 Stick with the proven objectives of golf and you will be on the right track: (a) putting can be 50% of your shots so work on it (b) hitting from the fairway is much easier than in the rough and (c) hitting the ball more consistently (rather than farther) can cut your fairway strokes in half. Straight and consistent is far more important than long and ugly.

Take lessons to determine the right swing for your mind and body.  Hold that thought and enjoy your game.

Take lessons to determine the right swing for your mind and body. Hold that thought and enjoy your game.

You have a unique mind and body. Professionals can tell you where you are making your setup or swing mistakes SO TAKE LESSONS. Understand what is destroying your swing. Get back to basics. Practice with GOLFSTR+ to hone your skills because a correct setup, upper body rotation, wrist lag, hip press, impact up the target line and a balanced finish WILL BREED SUCCESS.  (sounds like something that Michael Breed would say.)

TIP FOR SUCCESS: At the British Open you may have seen Zack Johnson constantly referring to his note book. In addition to verses from the Bible for positive thoughts he has a list of key swing thoughts for his setup and his game. He plays conservatively to eliminate the bogeys, knowing that the birdies will happen.  Why not list your key swing thoughts and read them over to calm and focus your mind  when you are on the course.

Take lessons, exercise for flexibility, buy a GOLFSTR+ swing training aid to practice Every Swing in YOUR Game and write out your key swing thoughts. These are the keys for your future success. Ask for GOLFSTR+ at your local golf retailer or buy one on our website at www.golfstr.com

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Don’t Just Grip IT and Rip IT!

Do you ever follow a slice with a duck hook? How can this happen when you think you are gripping your club exactly the same way each time you step up to the ball? Well I have news for you. Give you head a shake. You are changing your setup and you don’t even realize it.

Consistency in your setup and your mental attitude can really change each swing in your game. If you don’t sort out why you are hitting great shots then you will never figure out where your bad shots are coming from. YOUR correct setup with consistent tension in your arms and hands will produce consistent shots. Every person has a different muscle strength and physique so you need to figure out the right grip and setup for YOUR body and then lock it into your memory bank.

1/ Standing too close or too far from the ball will really mess up your brain. [You need a comfortable swing path because your hand to eye coordination is trying to make corrections every time you step up to the ball.]

2/ After watching one of you playing partners slam an extra-long drive, do you rev up your mind to a new gear to add extra power and speed to match that distance? [Extra swing speed is just changing the coordination of your complete swing. Don’t do it!]
3/ Are you gripping your club tighter because you want to compensate for your last miss-hit. [A tighter grip causes tension and shortens the muscles in your arm causing miss-hits off the toe of your club.]
4/ Are you changing your trailing hand to a stronger or weaker grip without realizing what is working for you? [You may be adding a hook or a slice to your next hit.]
5/ Are you forgetting to follow-through so that you club face stays open causing a slice. [When you know that you have too much club, you may be backing off your swing and minimizing your follow-through and causing a slice.]
Golf is a game of perfection with consistent swing tempo. If you don’t stay consistently relaxed with a consistent grip pressure and a consistent follow-through, then you are the cause of those hits left and right.


Ernie Els has such an effortless swing.  Keep YOUR mental picture throughout your game.

Ernie Els has such an effortless swing. Keep YOUR mental picture throughout your game.

Develop a relaxed, consistent hit at the driving range before you play. Make adjustments until you hit clean shots. Find out what works for your body on any given day and stick with it throughout your game. Don’t try to duplicate John Daly or Bubba Watson or Tiger Woods.
a/ Check your posture, distance from the ball and speed of your backswing, transition and acceleration.
b/ Pay attention to the grip position of your trailing hand. Is it strong or weak?
c/ What was your grip pressure? A mid-level pressure avoids tension.

Learn YOUR personal consistency with GOLFSTR+ at the driving range before you play. Then hold that thought through-out your game. It’s so easy. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Want Distance? Focus on YOUR Flexibility & Core

If you want to lower your scores, you need to be long and accurate off the tee! If you normally shot over 90, concentrate on technique and accuracy. If you are ever going to consistently score in the 80’s or 70’s, you need longer drives which land in the fairway to improve your chance to increase your Greens Hit in Regulation (GHIR).

Be Realistic in YOUR Expectations:
-The top 5 professional female golfers average 267 yard off the tee.
Lydia Ko: became the No. 1 ranked woman professional golfer on February 2, 2015 at 17. She’s 117 pounds, 5 foot 5 inches tall & averages 250 yds off the tee.
– 12 year old scrawny amateurs can hit drives 240 yards.

Accept the fact that muscle strength is NOT the starting point to win at this game. If you aren’t hitting your drives 240 yards, you need to work on your CORE STRENGTH.

Without strong, pliable muscles in your stomach, hips, butt and lower back, you can’t make a golf swing that is both powerful and technically sound. Any youth who is active in sports will have flexibility and core strength. All they need is the technique to coil properly in the backswing and uncoil in this sequence: hips, shoulders, straight arms and finally the whipping action to release your wrists through impact.

Top Players initiate their downswing with the powerful muscles in their abs and hips. Once the desired momentum is generated by the lower body, they use their arm and wrist muscles to power through impact.

Unfortunately, Recreational Players tend to use their shoulder and arm muscles from the top of their swing. As a result, they are unable to recruit the latent muscle-power in their lower body, while the arm muscles work extra hard to power and guide the club. This results in inconsistent swings!

Google "Core Strength for Golf"  or click to check out this one.

Google “Core Strength for Golf” or click to check out this one.

Of course strength in your arms and wrists will give you extra power and distance (like the pros) but if you want to keep your body in shape for golf, focus on flexibility and core strength first. Just GOOGLE: Core Strength for Golf  to find exercises. I like this CORE exercise because you don’t need any special equipment, you can start training with a single arm or leg and you can do this exercise in a short amount of time as you watch your favorite sports on TV: Best Core Exercise- Golf Fitness Video

When your core is solid and stable you will be able to perform a more consistent swing. Remember to practice with GOLFSTR+ to learn the right technique for the 6 swing solutions. Buy it today at www.golfstr.com

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Scoring Well in Golf is a Mind Game!

Do you ever notice that you can play a round of golf and everything goes your way? The drives are great, you hit more greens in regulation and the putts are sinking. On those special days, there is definitely a “force” at work in your brain or body that gives you improved coordination in your golf swing. Unfortunately this happens less often than you would like and it rarely happens for all 18 holes on the same day.

I have been trying to sort out what causes my good days and my bad days. Obviously Tiger lost his Mojo and is trying to get it back before he starts to lose his strength and flexibility as he ages. What happened?

Recently I was playing a round of golf and was shooting 3 over par after 14 holes. At that moment a flash of lightening streaked over our heads so we headed for the club house. After a brief shower and the skies cleared, we headed back out to the course. Unfortunately my game fell apart. I had tree trouble, bad lies in the rough, shanked hits and putts anywhere but in the cup. Was my game messed up by a change in barometric pressure? Not a chance. It had to be my mind and concentration that was messed up.

Major League Baseball and NFL Mind Games
Why is it that over the last 9 years about 54% of all Major League Baseball games played were won by the home team? What is more interesting is the fact that the leading team in each division is winning 67% of their games in their home park. This is consistently better than their away-game record. This means that the winning team is more inspired to play better when their audience is rooting louder for the home team. It also means that the skill of the home team actually improves when they are in a positive mental attitude.

In the NFL the numbers are even more in favour of the home team with 58% of all games played on a home field are won by the home team since 1990. Home audience and inspirational cheering must be a factor helping the winning team win OR causing the losing team to lose focus, panic and make more errors.

Baseball and Football games are definitely influenced by Positive Mental attitude and the teams will to win. Golf is not a team sport. It’s a sport that YOU play against the course. Only you can control the success or failure in your game. Don’t blame the barometric pressure, the wind or the heckling from your playing partners.  It’s a mind game that you play against yourself so use your positive mental attitude and lower your score.

GOLF is wonderful when you are playing in "THE ZONE".  You control your game and it's all in your mind to take control and lower your score.

GOLF is wonderful when you are playing in “THE ZONE”.  Only you control your game.  It’s up to you to control your mind to take control to lower your score.

Another way to look at this is that if you can par a hole or birdie a hole on any given day, then why can’t your par or birdie all 18 holes on the same day? What’s stopping you? Right, it’s that grey mass between your ears or as an Aussie friend of mine once called it: That steel plate between your ears.  Relax your mind, enjoy the game, focus on a controlled swing and a picture perfect finish.

Troy Merritt won $1.2 Million at Quicken Loans National with a 4 day total of -18. One week later he is dead last at WGC-Bridgestone at +14 after his second round. Is this the same person?  He has the same skill but a different frame of mind. This proves that your game success is all in your head and that you need to be relaxed and focused in the ZONE.

As Ben Hogan once said: “The most important shot in golf is your next one!”  Clear you mind and make every one of your next shots a perfect swing. Don’t think about the outcome. Focus on your rhythm, inside-to-outside swing and a perfectly balanced finish. Line up your putt and hit the ball exactly on the center of the putting face as you swing straight up your chosen line. Get your swing right and your ball will deliver. NO OTHER THOUGHT IS IMPORTANT WHEN YOU ARE IN THE ZONE.

Make sure that you practice with GOLFSTR+ to create that perfect swing for driving, pitching, chipping and putting. Buy one today on our website: www.golfstr.com .

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You Got’a Have Rhythm to Beat this Game

Confucius say: “Success depends upon previous preparation and without preparation there is sure to be failure.”   Applying this to the game of golf: If you try to swing with all muscle and no brain your result will be doomed. Your body needs to be in sync with your arms. This is easier said than done!

When hitting from the deep rough, into a strong headwind, on the first tee or whenever the pressure is on, we all get tense. Our bodies tighten-up and our minds focus only on swinging harder and faster. Nothing could be worse. Normally your hands and arms move faster than the rotation of your body and the result is a fat hit or a miss-hit.


Paul Dunne at The 2015 Open on a grey day July 20Paul Dunne, an amateur golfer, started the final day of the 2015 British Open tied for the lead. He’s only 5’8” and weighs 160 pounds. His power and skill comes from his swing rhythm and positive mental attitude. Unfortunately on the final day the pressure got to him. His body rotation got tight and his arms took over. It was game over for him.

Just recognizing that you are in a “panic mode” will help you solve this problem. You CAN take CORRECTIVE ACTION before you swing.

a.  Realize when your mind is taking over. Snap out of your negative mind-set and take control.
b.  When your body tightens-up, you tend to limit your back swing and rush your arms ahead of your body rotation. This causes fat hits because you are NOT letting your body rotate as your arms and hands are doing all the work.
c.   When your mind is only focused on slamming that ball as hard as you can, you will forget your follow-through to a picture-perfect finish. Your body will flails away at the ball and fall out of position. This will cause you to spray the ball away from your target line like Paul Dunne did.

STOP AND FOCUS your mind on finishing your swing (BEFORE you start your swing) so that you are not swing with “all arms”. If you FOCUS ON finishing with your belt buckle facing the target, your transition at the top of your swing will start your hips moving so that you can get your body rotating through the ball with more power.

1/ AJ Hathaway, a pro at the Augusta Golf Training Center in Augusta, GA suggested: You need something to stop yourself from rushing the transition so that your lagging wrists will relax and whip through impact. Think of it as keeping in rhythm when dancing to music. “Sing while you swing”.
2/ AJ also suggested: Hitting on a variety of uneven surfaces on the course requires attention to each setup and your attitude from your last shot demands a mood change for the right rhythm.
3/ Visualize Ernie Els. He never looks like he is rushing because his transition is so smooth as he presses his hips forward during his downswing.
4/ I know that I mess up shots out of the sand trap when I rushing my backswing. I shorten the back-swing and pull my hands ahead of my body shift. Bingo, miss-hit. Slow down by saying the some words in a swinging rhythm. I sing the words: “Sweep in and through”

Practice with GOLFSTR+ both on and off the golf course to improve your rhythm when it counts. Buy one today on our website: www.golfstr.com

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