The Secret of the Correct Golf Swing
What is your secret to the golf swing?
In golf, lots of things we do on instinct end up causing trouble.
Hitting it high
For instance, if you want to get the ball airborne, lots of golfers try to swing up or scoop the ball to help the ball in the air.
But if you do this, you are going to top the ball. To hit it high in the air, you have to take advantage of the loft and hit down on it to add backspin.
Let me give you another example.
If you slice the ball, the shot will go right of the target. So most average golfers try to swing left to avoid right side.
However, this move will cause golfers to swing from outside in. They will cut across the ball and add slice spin on the ball.
So the more you try to avoid right side, the further right you are going to hit the ball.
That's really ironic.
If golfers want more distance, what do they do? On a long par 5's, you want more distance off the tee and get tense.
When you get tense, you will intuitively grip the club tightly. But this will make your muscles in your arms, hands and the rest of your body to get tense as well.
When your muscles get tense, it won't move as fast as loose muscle.
So you end up swinging even slower.
Do the Opposite
Sometimes you have to do the opposite of your instinct in golf.
If you want to hit it higher, you need to hit down on it. If you want to fix your slice, you need to swing inside out. If you need more distance, you have to relax your muscles.
All these things may not feel right at the start but will help you get over your problems.
That's my secret.
- Fat Shots
- Fairway Woods
- Long Iron
- Short Iron
- Pull / Push
- Shots from Rough
- Fairway Bunker