The biggest (technical) roadblock to improvement for the once-a-week golfer is confusing cause and effect. How can we distinguish cause from effect? Common elements are the causes – variations in technique are the consequences. Why does the bulk of once-a-week golfers struggle to interrupt 90 consistently? the solution is simple: they struggle to vary effects without addressing the underlying cause.
Are you conversant in the phrase “band-aid” teaching?
Consistently solid contact may be a by-product of accurately re-creating the three key positions outlined within the previous article. These basic elements are the inspiration for analyzing any swing in the movie. Everything else you hear or examine proper swing mechanics are by-products of the three key positions.
Let’s dig a touch deeper. Is there anything we will do before the swing begins to extend the chances of achieving the three positions automatically?
What is the essential element (ie. cause) underlying every swing? A golfer’s balance at address. supported my experience, the bulk of once-a-week golfers assume they’re perfectly balanced at address, but fight to take care of it once the swing begins.
Can you predict a golfer’s skill level by examining their posture at address? Any golfer, even a novice, can sense a player’s proficiency by observing their body shape at an address. If we will agree that posture affects balance, then poor posture is that the ultimate cause underlying every recurring swing fault.
Here may be a guideline for mastering perfect posture: you would like to face as on the brink of your natural height as possible.
How often does one see a golfer on the range “hunched” over the ball at address? Perhaps this is often an unconscious habit developed over years of being told to “keep your head down!”
Is there an easy technique that guarantees perfect posture (and balance) every time? in fact? Every tour player uses a modified version of this system. As you develop a pity technique, the three elements (ie. positions) mentioned above will quickly become a habit.
What is the key to perfect balance?
The key’s feeling the load of the club – from the instant, you’re taking it out of the bag until the top of the follow-through. If you cannot feel the clubhead before the swing begins, then the chances of maintaining perfect balance at impact are slim indeed.
There are two guidelines for creating perfect balance at address.
Number one: stand tall and permit the clubhead to increase your arms naturally therefore the clubhead hovers above the bottom. Number two: bend the knees enough to only kiss the bottom with the clubhead.
Watch closely and you’ll see how tour players barely ground the club behind the ball (or if they are doing, the club is raised slightly before the swing begins).
Focus on feeling the load of the clubhead and obtainable to hit the ball farther with less effort.
Thanks for reading!
Dave Johnston may be a former member of the Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association and Director of Instruction at the Bloomington Downs Golf Centre in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. he’s a self-published, award-winning author with four published books focused on helping “average” golfers discover the aptitude that’s often submerged under an obsession with perfect swing mechanics.
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