Watching golf tips on TV last week in Florida, I was impressed with a simple solution for a consistent golf swing. The pro pointed out such a simple fact: The distance from your shoulders to the ball needs to be the same at address as it is at impact. Change the distance and you will hit behind the ball (fat) or you will top the ball (thin). It’s that simple.
We are talking about fractions of an inch to make the perfect hit every time you swing.
Swaying back and forth; bobbing your head and shoulders; changing the bend of your knees and bending your leading arm ALL AFFECT THE DISTANCE TO YOUR BALL AT ADDRESS AND AT IMPACT. For consistent hits you just need to keep the heights and lengths the same AT ADDRESS AND IMPACT. Simple! LIMIT THE MOVEMENT OF YOUR HEAD.
Unfortunately we are not machines. Adrenalin, attitude and excitement all affect the tension in our muscles and reaction in our limbs. The image of Ernie Els’ swing with his limited body motion is a wonderful swing thought.
This slow motion video shows that Ernie keeps his head at the same height with only a slight drift back and then forward as he executes his swing and follow through.
So the more consistent you can make YOUR SETUP and SWING the less chance that tension will destroy your result. Work on a stable body and consistent follow through. Just imagine what the pros have to go through when every shot really counts. Relax and don’t try to kill the ball.
All of this hype about faster swing speed MEANS NOTHING if you can’t make the perfect impact with the ball. Training with GOLFSTR+ for wrist lag will give you the club head speed you need without trying to pulverize the ball.
Practice with your GOLFSTR+ and develop a straight arm and flat wrist for consistent hits. Yes, this is just one of the key components but it also help you slow down and swing without extra body motion. Now that I am hitting in the low 80’s I know that GOLFSTR+ has put me on the right track and it will do the same for you.
NOTE: If you missed the Swing Tip from last week, check it out on YOUR Swing Support Center. I don’t bother with the DOT any more, I just lineup the Brand Name up the inner quadrant of the ball because I can see it better. For putting I find it a lot easier to sink putts by looking at a spot in line with 1 foot in front of the ball so that I follow through over that spot. The putts just drop. I sank 6 putts of 5 to 15 feet yesterday and shot an 80 with 2 double’s on par 5’s. Got to love this game!
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