Improving Your Golf Swing (Part 1)

Did you know that the average golfer’s gross score is 107 shots? If you’ve hit with your golf driver perfectly one time, you can do it every time; you have a perfect, proper golf swing, just develop it. And now is always the time to fix an unpredictable golf swing.

Positive thinking and positive energy you send out will influence your game, just as negative thinking and therefore negative energy will affect it also.

Understanding your golf swing is one of the first steps you can take toward swing improvement. Don’t worry about what others think or say about your swing if it isn’t up to snuff; work to improve it at your own speed. Golf also requires tough mental fitness as well as physical fitness and this is often overlooked.

When you swing, use muscles in your legs and trunk. Ask your golf pro to evaluate your posture and biomechanics while you are swinging. At the end of a backswing the hands should be above the right shoulder with the golf club pointing more or less in the intended direction of the ball flight.

And sidespin occurs when the clubface is not properly aligned perpendicularly to the plane of the swing and make sure not to grip the golf club too tightly. Accomplished golfers purposely use sidespin to ultimately steer the ball around obstacles or head toward the safe side of fairways and greens.

When you swing, if you have problems with your left knee buckling, imagine holding a soccer ball between your knees. The backswing is a simple rotation to the right, consisting of a shifting of the player’s body weight to the right side, turning of the pelvis and shoulders, lifting of the arms and flexing of the elbows and wrists. It is difficult for a golfer to practice hitting shots longer than short pitch shots, unless of course, one pays to play golf or pays to practice at a driving range or indoor golf training facility.

Note from Julie: This article was so interesting to me, as a new golfer, that I wanted to share it with you.  I’ll be posting Part 2 next week.  Remember, in order to have the flexibility to play golf well it is important to always release the spasms in your muscles that are caused by the repetitive strain of swinging your golf club over and over.


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