We all want to have more power in our golf swing. Want to see that ball go sailing off the tee straight down the fairway a couple of hundred yards. Now of course we’ve all also seen someone consistently do that at a course on Sunday afternoon, so effortlessly, just like the club was slicing through butter.
What do these people with the perfect golf swing and a perfect drive every time have that we don’t have. Is it speed, strength, or a better driver? Chances are none of the above, what they have mastered is their golf swing mechanics.
Of course a better driver made of the latest and greatest material will help add a few yards to your drive, also having strength in the right muscles will help out. How ever all of these things aren’t worth a dime if you’re not using them correctly. And to use them correctly you need to have the right swing mechanics down. Until you understand exactly what happens when you swing a golf club, how the weight is transferred and how mechanics come into play rather then brute force and strength you’ll continue to either duff the ball or be plagued by that evil hook or slice.
So is this to say that you should just purchase an inexpensive club, and any out of shape bum can learn to drive a winning ball? No not at all, your equipment and physical fitness level are very important, how ever you need to learn to use it right. A bad swing will only produce one thing, bad results. Whether it’s a good club or a bad club, or your strong or weak.
If you’re over the top with your golf swing, or to far on the inside it will come out in the direction of the ball. Being able to correct this error through your swing mechanics is when you’ve really learned to master the controllable par of this crazy game.
Working consistently to tweak your swing through mechanics is how you’ll slowly but surely shave those strokes off of your handicap. The key is know the right way to do it in the first place so you have a base to work from. It is a lot more difficult for us to unlearn bad habits in our swing sequence then it is to take the time to learn the correct movements and technique the first time around. Remember bad habits are difficult to break, and this is no different in golf then it is in any other area of life.
Take advantage of Golf Instruction
One big let down with amateur golfers is that they get discouraged when they don’t see improvement after practicing and practicing at the driving range. All they’re learning to do is slice that ball further and further rather then discovering how to correct it and drive it straighter and straighter.
This can all be corrected by introducing the correct instruction to your practicing regime. Whether it’s a quality instructional video or book, or you register for lessons from the local pro you need a solid foundation to understand why a golf ball will tend to slice or hook. Or where the correction can be made in your swing to stop topping the ball. Without proper instruction you can’t fully understand correct golf swing mechanics, and will continue to be frustrated.
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