Swing Tip #200: Improve Your Game Every Week

When we launched our GOLFSTR+ website to promote our 6-in-1 Golf Swing Training Aid, it was the start of our journey to help golfers consistently break 80.  We quickly understood that the discovery of GOLFSTR+ was a great start to learn the correct swing with every club but there is so much more to this game. We wanted to find and share the Holy Grail of Golf : the magic moves and thoughts to hit every shot perfectly. We had to unlock these mysteries!

Our solution was to launch Weekly Swing Tips which we learned from pros or from Swing Tip Subscribers to help every recreational golfer discover easy ways to lower scores.  As we wrote the first 199 issues of these tips we have learned that mental control is just as important as physical control for each club in your bag.

Flexibility and Exercise
-Aging bodies needs daily flexibility exercise, especial before you play a round of golf. Just do it!

Consistency and Control
-Thank you Ben Hogan: “The most important swing in golf is your next one.”
– Keep your leading arm straight in the backswing and downswing for consistent hits. (consistent distance to the ball from setup to impact is critical for your success)
-Use a Soft Grip with your trailing hand to avoid distortion in the direction of your swing and it automatically helps you lag your wrist for more power.
-Use a limited takeaway waggle to see that you are keeping your wrist flat in your backswing.
-Remove all mental distractions and slow down your transition by mentally saying, “Sweep in, and up”
-Swing from the inside to up the target line with a balanced finish, facing the target.

Distance
-Set your ball up on your tee with the logo pointing at 45 degrees to your target line as a reminder to swing from the inside and impact the ball on the inside quadrant. (to avoid swinging over the top)
Your backswing is a ROTATION of your hips, shoulders, arms and wrists. DO NOT SWAY BACK.
-Soft grip with your trailing hand will help you lag your club in the backswing for more power
– During your “slow” transition, let the momentum of your backswing “bump” your hip up the target line.
-Hold your wrist lag as you pull the butt of your club down to start your downswing
– Release your wrists through impact with a whipping action. Practice your swing to hear the whooosh.

GOLFSTR+ is 6 swing training aids in 1 product. Practice daily to learn to swing with a straight leading arm and flat wrist for your full swing, chipping and putting. Also a great lag trainer.

GOLFSTR+ is 6 swing training aids in 1 product. Practice daily to learn to swing with a straight leading arm and flat wrist for your full swing, chipping and putting. Also a great lag trainer.

Sand Traps
-Open your stance and open the face of your Sand Wedge as you swing with hip and shoulder rotation back and up your target line. Take an inch of sand before the ball as well as the imaginary quarter resting in the sand AFTER THE BALL. Complete your full swing turning your chest to face the target.

Putting
-Understand the break, rise or drop and the distance when standing below the hole or line of the putt.
-Make practice swings to “feel” the swing of your backswing to ensure that you can pass the hole by a foot.
-Control the swing of your putter up your target line with your leading hand. Never slice a putt.

Practice
-Practice with each of your clubs at each of the points of the clock in your backswing for pitching and chipping.  Learn the distance in the air and roll-out for one putt.
-Avoid fat and thin chip shots up to 30 yards with any club by centering the ball in your stance (the low point of the arc). Swing with a straight leading arm and flat wrist back and forward in an arc like a long putting swing with a backswing equal in the length to the follow through.

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