How to Groove A Good Golf Swing
Grooving A Good Golf Swing
This post addresses the problem most golfers have ... How do you transfer your practice golf swing to your real swing? It also outlines a couple of simple tips to help you make the transition to a good golf swing.
If you are like me. You have done it way too many times yourself and ... without being rude... it can almost be comical when you see someone else do it. The point is that we all take a smooth practice swing and then step up and flail away at the real swing!
Well...I have a couple of ways for you to combat this. There are definitely two things that you can do that will help in your search for a good golf swing. Understanding the answer to this question it will make a big difference in your golf swing. When you understand that the golf swing is about technique not aggression then your body starts to work differently.
This fact is probably the most important for the average golfer to understand. Picture what pro golfers and even great baseball hitters look like when they hit one out of sight. In most cases...they look like they barely exerted any energy. In fact ... what has happened is they have created the proper motion that generates power. When you make your golf practice swing you remain relaxed and free moving. When you make your real swing you immediately start to tense the big muscles in your body particularly your back and shoulders. Your brain starts telling your body that if you want to hit this ball a mile then we need to put loads of effort into it ... WRONG!
Here is the first step. Next time you swing ... remember to keep your back and shoulder muscles relaxed so that your real swing is as good and as free as your golf practice swing. Remember the proper and most efficient golf swing is all about technique not aggression.
The answer to this question lies in the way we think a good golf swing works...we need to convince ourselves that the pro golfers swing works...power without effort...and we too will follow their lead. Tensing prior to moving doesn't help ... you need to relax to let your muscles work properly at the right point in your swing. One of the main problems that generates this tensing motion is caused by the way many amateur golfers practice.
How many golfers have you seen at the golf range who go straight for their driver and start trying to knock the ball out of the range? Many I would guess. These golfers are simply trying too hard. Golfers should concentrate on accuracy on the range not distance , i.e. how close can I hit it to a line from me to the target?
Here`s the second step. One way of practicing that takes out the need to try and knock the cover off the ball is to use plastic balls ... you know the ones you can buy at the discount store.
Once you start hitting these balls you quickly realize you can't hit these balls 300 yards...so you don't try to. It results in you concentrating far better on technique. They also have the added benefit that you only need about 30 yards of space to practice in.
The end result is that by using the plastic balls the "ONLY" thing that you can do is practice your technique and tempo. Also, practice hitting half shots...little swings. Think about how powerful practicing with plastic golf balls is...there is zero "hit or target anxiety".
You will be amazed at how quickly you can groove a good golf swing.
These general ideas and the use of plastic practice golf balls to groove a good golf swing came from Jon Barrett, the author of Golf Swing Eureka!.
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