Welcome to YOUR Swing Support Center, a blog with tips to help you transition to your new straight leading arm back-swing. This blog allows us to share information which we find in articles by golf professionals or success stories submitted by GOLFSTR users. These tips have helped me and I hope they help you too.

Bill Curry, inventor of GOLFSTR

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Your FINAL FOCUS Creates Your Shot

I was surprised to hear that our brain and visual focus have a lot to do with the success of our golf shots.  Jason Day and Jack Nicklaus visualize their shot but even more important they pick a target point to allow their brain to zero in on that point to make their planned shot. I was also surprised to see a video by Tom Stickney, a PGA Instructor on GOLF-INFO-GUIDE which highlighted the fact that your visual focus will actually allow your brain to unconsciously control the direction of your shot.

Jim McLean is shown here with a burning image around his target point and you should too.

Tom referred to a tip that he learned from one of his golf coaches.   He recommended that you follow your normal setup routine and end your pre-shot routine with a last look at your target.  The smaller the target is defined, the better your success will be in hitting that target.

I am only bring this tip to your attention as it’s exactly the same process that I have been using for my putting.  If I choose the correct target point with my rehearsed swing speed for the right break, I sink my putt.

  • If I pick a target point and focus on that point for at least 2 seconds before I return my head to focus on my ball, the target and distance are burned into my brain.
  • It’s as if I have this laser image for the line that I need to hit for my putt.
  • I feel the image in my brain even though I have moved my visual focus back to the ball.
  • Hitting my ball on that “laser target line” is the only thing that my brain can visualize and “feel”. Swinging my putter directly up that line is all that my brain will allow me to do.

Hitting a drive or a fairway shot is easier than putting on a sloped green so the direction of my shot is all that counts.  Start by planning for a draw or a fade (or a straight shot if you can count on it).

Spend your “FINAL FOCUS” when you prepare for each shot by choosing a specific target.

DO NOT LOOK at the hazard on the left or the trees on the right but focus your eyes on your chosen target.  [If your last look is at the pond, that’s where your ball will end up.]

Your final focus will lock your brain into the shot that will drive your ball directly up your target line.  Practice with GOLFSTR+  for your powerful straight arm shots on your target line.  Buy one today at www.golfstr.com  

PS.  I look for these tips to help my game as much as I want to help yours.   In my last round of golf, the rough was about 6 to 8 inches deep, so I really wanted to hit fairways and greens.  I worked on my FINAL FOCUS and hit 16 out of 18.  My playing partners kept taking free lifts out of the rough to survive the round.

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Can You Just Let Go and Make the Shot?

Is it reasonable to think that you can just let go and make the shot?   Many articles say that you can but if you don’t have the mental fortitude and proven skill-set, you really need to put a lot more effort into making every shot than “just letting it go”.   I just watched a wonderful video:  PGA Tour 2019 The Nicklaus Method presented by Nationwide. It presented the brilliance of Jack Nicklaus’ game and gave us the clues for success in our golf.

Before I saw this video, I was preparing a blog on how the brain affects our game. The left side of our brain is the analytical side where we may over analyze and mess up our shots. The right side controls our spatial thinking where we visualize our swing shape and direction to hit our target.  So how are we supposed to control our brains to control our bodies to execute the perfect swing for every drive, fairway shot and putt?  During Jack’s Memorial Tournament I was hoping to find the answers from  Jack Nicklaus.

Jack’s straight arm down stroke is dropped to the inside (denoted by the RED lines). You can see his advanced hip turn, lagged wrists with a looped downswing.

Jack developed his golf skills and then developed a mental focus to create his success. During the 1970’s he won 38 of the 171 events that he entered. He won 20% of the time and he was in the top 10 for 65% of those tournaments.  His record proves that his ideas are golden.   Here are some of the key comments which were made by Jack and others on the video:

-Mindfulness: He did not consider the end point. He did not let his success or failure of his last shot district his thoughts on his next shot. His focus was shot to shot.
-Attitude: Be smart about what you do. Take the shot that will generate the best result for you.
-Emotional Control: Refocus on the shot. Be calm and focused with no emotion. Block out problems and decide to just make the shot.
-Posture: You can see his confidence in the way he walked and “the way he carried his shoulders”.

Know your Game: Learn from your mistakes and from your successes. Know what distance you hit with each club and then adjust for the wind, altitude, humidity and ground moisture.

Smart Solid Golf: The pros can take more chances as they have better control of each shot. Mid-range handicap players should accept their weaknesses and make the safe shot with confidence that they can make it. If you hit in a poor location (in the rough or behind trees) take your “penalty” and hit for the perfect position for your next approach shot. Just be happy to find your ball and prepare for your next great shot.

Mental Focus: He knew what he could do with each of his clubs (including his 1 iron) so all he had to focus on was a perfect swing. He blocked everything out of his mind and backed off any hit when he did not have a 100% commitment to his shot or his putt.

You can’t expect to “let go and make the shot”. Even the great Jack Nicklaus used his extreme focus on every shot to block out any mental interference.  Know your ability and focus on the shots that you know you can make. Practice with GOLFSTR+ and put all of your focus on the shot that you remember making before. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Unlock your Body before You Swing

It really is surprising that the golf swing has changed to add power but the classic golf swings are still the best for the Weekend Warriors. Yes, I’m talking to you. The less exercise that you do, the more your game suffers. Pros and low handicap golfers spend a lot of time keeping mobile and in shape. The rest of us either work for a living or our aging bodies would prefer to limit active exercise. Our flexibility suffers and our golf does too.

Let’s look at some important changes that we should consider to “ACTIVATE OUR BODIES”.

Waggle: Getting your body moving before you take your swing is a critical starting point to free up your flexibility. In other words: Overcoming the FREEZE-UP. In Sam Snead’s era the waggle was a way to loosen the hands and relax the wrists and arms. Jason Dufner is still playing with that historic waggle today but very few pros are as exotic with their waggle.

The modern waggle seems to have a completely different approach as it duplicates the take-away as it loosens up the arms and hips. Golfers like Rickie Fowler, Michelle Wie and many others are now using a takeaway waggle similar to what Mike Weir started before he won the Masters in 2003. Each of these take-away waggles are a little different as they are either focused on a wrist bend, a shoulder rotation, a hip rotation or any combination of all 3.

Double Swing: Another way to keep your whole body moving is a double swing exercise that you many have seen Phil Michelson do. In this warmup exercise he uses 2 or 3 clubs and swings them forward and then backward in a continuous motion as if he is hitting in both directions. It really warms up your arms, shoulders and hips. Especially on a cold day or between nines you really can get your blood flowing before a next tee shot or on a fairway when waiting for the green to clear.

Pump Drill: Justin Rose loves to do this and we often see him practice this move before he takes a shot. He takes a straight arm backswing and then pumps down with his straight leading arm without releasing his wrists as he transfers his weight to his leading leg. He stops this motion before releasing his wrist lag. It forces the early hip shift and prevents the early casting of your wrists (which cause your over the top swing and slice).

Ben Hogan made his transition at the top with a minor leading heal lift and a major weight shift to his leading foot (like a baseball player).

Jack always lifted his leading heal to limit the strain on his back and to create more rotation for more power in his swing.

 

 

 

 

 

Learn from the Classic Pro Swing
I love what I have learned from Jack Nicklaus and many of the aging and retired pros. They lift the heal of their leading foot during their backswing to allow more freedom in their backswing for more shoulder and hip rotation. It also helps with the timing at the top of the swing to let your weight shift into your leading foot like Brooks Koepka (or any of the Major League baseball players). Golf is not baseball but that motion can really help you start your downswing with your hips as you “PUMP” your arms down before your wrist release.

Body motion or waggle just before your swing is a great starting point for every swing. Lifting your leading heal may just be that trigger that you need to allow for more “body windup” followed by your weight transfer and wrist release. Practice with GOLFSTR+ and get your body moving before your swing. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Why Golfers Don’t Break 90 !

I found this listing on-line and decided that we can all benefit by prioritizing the primary weaknesses in our game and then focusing on corrective action. The game of golf will drive you insane if you don’t make changes to improve your game.  Choose your worst problems from the list below and find your fix. Why not set a goal to lower your average score by 5 strokes this summer (be aggressive and make it happen).

Einstein defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. Why not start practicing with your GOLFSTR+ to improve every swing in your game?

In the following list I found the best options to improve my game and you may want to consider doing the same. Most golfers can’t get into the 80’s consistently … even though they have the ability to do it. You refuse to play from tees that suit your ability. It’s a lot more fun to break 90 every time you play so choose the tee that allows you to reach the par 4 greens in 2 strokes. Hitting less than 30% of your Greens in Regulation is BAD for your MENTAL HEALTH so make your change today.

Brooks Koepka loads up on his back foot to build up energy for his swing.

ONE: Too many big numbers. [Hit more fairways by using less power in your swing and LEARNING TO SETUP for THE DRAW OR FADE that suits your swing on every drive. Know where your ball is going to go.]

TWO: Not enough distance off the tee. [Be happy with less distance and landing in the fairway 80% of the time. Stop trying to hit 250 yards when 220 yards will land in the fairway every time.]

Then he shifts to his leading foot as he “feels” the direction and power of his swing.

THREE: Some STUPID decisions are easy to fix. [Don’t go for the miracle shot. Take your “penalty shot” to setup for a perfect recovery shot to the green.]

FOUR: Thinking “I have to HIT the ball” instead of “collecting” the ball. [Smash vs Control: I never thought of it this way but I love the thought of feeling my shot instead of killing my shot.]

FIVE: Missing too many short putts. [Take the pin out and hit your ball with enough power to stop 12 inches past the hole (and make sure that you plan for less break). Downhill putts take a lot more care so leave the pin in and focus on rolling to the hole.]

SIX: Too many shots around the green. [Learn to pitch over hazards like water and sand traps. Open your club face and your stance, then put more pressure on your leading foot to make sure that you strike your ball before skimming the grass or taking a divot.]

SEVEN: Three-putting too often. [Keep track of your putts and make sure that your first putt stops within a 4 feet radius of the hole. (Of course better putters should focus on getting the first putt within 2 feet above, below or past the hole because short putts never go in.)

EIGHT: Too many lost fights with hazards and OB. [Focus on #2 and a save your sanity.]

NINE: Lack of confidence. [Work on #1 to #7 and your confidence will continue to improve.]

Now print this blog out and read it before every game this summer. Of course you need to practice with your GOLFSTR+ for your drives, fairway shots, approach shots and putting. Improve your game for all 6 swing fixes by practicing with GOLFSTR+. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Cheat your Swing for More Distance

The pros all swing with a straight leading arm in their backswing and downswing for more power and distance. Aging bodies lose their flexibility for a full backswing so you better find a way to “cheat” your swing to improve your body rotation. You may not be able to hit your drives 300 yards but you can certainly add 30 to 50 yards to your drives by making a few adjustments.

Clay at Top Speed Golf suggested some of the following tricks for more body rotation in his blog. Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer figured these tricks out well before  the end of their careers.

 

On the left Jack lifts his leading foot to allow for more backswing and then on the right he shifts forward with is leading foot to force the transfer of his weight at the start of the downswing.

1/ Lift your leading heal in your backswing to allow more rotation. You don’t see the pros doing this as they want to coil their bodies during the backswing. Jack Nicklaus always used the heal lift in his swing and he used the same trick during the ceremonial tee shot this year at the Masters.

2/ Exercise and stretch your shoulders to allow for a high backswing so that you can loop down and up the slot (for more power) the way that Jim McLean and so many others recommend.

3/ Rotate your head back so that you can see your ball with your leading eye during your setup. Yes, Jack did this throughout his career. This allows you to rotate your shoulders a little more during your backswing and really forces you to keep your leading eye ball on the ball (even during your down swing).

4/ Try a takeaway waggle the way so many pros are adding motion before their swing (like Rickie Fowler, Mike Weir and Michelle Wi). When you make the Weir Waggle, just leave my head rotated slightly (the way Jack does) with your leading eye firmly focused on your ball. This is another way to hold your head rotation during your backswing (as described in #3).

5/ When you setup make sure that your trailing foot is rotated back to assist in your backswing rotation and rotate your leading foot 45 degrees forward to help you complete the finish of your swing. Flaring your feet make it easier to rotation back and then forward.

6/ Finish your follow-through with the butt of your shaft pointing outside of your target line. This will force you to avoid leaving the face of your club open at the point of impact. [You need to do this to avoid slicing your shots.]

All of these “cheats” will help with your body rotation. Don’t depend on your arms to power your swing. Power comes from shoulder and hip rotation in the backswing followed by hip and shoulder rotation as you downswing and follow-through. Practice with your GOLFSTR+ to help you generated rotation with a straight leading arm in your backswing and down to your point of impact. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Swing with Controlled Speed for Consistency

Repeat of OUR MOST POPULAR Blog in 2018
Golf really is an easy game. If you play a very conservative game, avoid mishitting any shots and hit a maximum of 2 putts on every green, you can easily break 90 or even 80 on every round. The key is to hit consistent and controlled shots every time you swing. All you have to do is determine the limited power of your swing (60%, 70% or 80%) and limited backswing that will allow you to consistently hit every shot.

Of course you’d love to smash every drive and try to hit it 250+ yards. I noticed that the long ball driving champions often mishit all 8 of their shots because they are trying to kill the ball. Even in their case, the harder they swing the more inconsistent they get. So why not find your happy medium where you can hit 10 balls consistently for each of your clubs?

If you are NOT creating consistent hits, even with reduced swing power, you may not be impacting the ball with the correct ANGLE of impact FOR YOUR CLUB SHAFT. Pete, an instructor at Golf-Info-Guide by Thomas Golf gave us the following tip:

NOTE: I love this setup as it forces you to put a little more pressure on your leading foot and that in turn helps you to transfer your weight to your leading foot during your swing through impact. NO MORE FALLING BACKWARDS DURING YOUR SWING.

Setup with your iron handle pointing at your leading hip. This also help your keep your weight forward on your leading foot to finish in a perfect forward pose.

1/ For your higher angle irons like a pitching wedge, setup with the ball in the center of your stance and hold your club handle pointing forward toward your leading hip. That angle will allow you to impact the ball on a downward swing and then taking your divot. [If you setup with you club pointing at your nose, you may bottom the club out before you connect with the ball and end up with a fat hit.]

2/ For lower angled clubs and fairway woods you should setup with the ball progressively further forward of the center line between your feet and with the shaft still pointing at your leading hip. (This is very similar to the club angle created by Dustin Johnson during his takeaway using an early wrist cock.).

3/ For your driver, you should be setting up with the ball forward and in line with your leading heel and the shaft of you club pointing at your nose so that the shaft has a slight tilt away from vertical (away from your target). This allows you to bottom out your swing before you reach the ball on your elevated tee. The driver impacts your ball on the upswing to give you an elevated hit without taking any divot.

Don’t try to kill the ball. Creating a consistent swing speed to control your consistent hits is the most important step that you can make to improve your game. Of course you also want to practice with GOLFSTR+ for 6 swing fixes to improve every swing in your game. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Change Your Clubs and Your Game

Technology continues to change and that’s why the pros are hitting their shots longer and with more control. If you haven’t changed your clubs in the past 5 years, take the opportunity to tryout a new set of demo clubs from a number of different manufacturers. You will be surprised to find that the weight, shape and feel of different clubs will all give you new insights on your ability to improve your game.

Consider the Following Steps before your Change Your Clubs

Take a Private Swing Lesson
Don’t expect that a new set of golf clubs can solve your swing faults. Observations and recommendations from a PGA professional can steer you in a new direction with your swing problems. If you are changing your swing to fix one problem, you may be creating another problem. Very small changes in the position of your ball, the flair of your feet and your grip can create major problems or improvements in your swing. Start with a lesson and get back to the basics.

Changing Your Grips May be a Quick Fix
Changing your grips will give you a new feel for your existing clubs. A word of caution: There are 3 grip sizes (Regular, Midsize and Jumbo). Holding your clubs with “soft hands” is an important step to generating more power and distance so you would think that thicker grips could allow you to hold your club with a softer hold. I changed my driver grip to a Jumbo size to gain more distance with “soft hands”. I was told that Jumbo grips will cause me to fade my shots. (Changing to a stronger trailing hand grip was not a great solution for consistency.) The fitter was correct and I quickly changed back to a regular grip.

GOLF is wonderful when you are playing in “THE ZONE”. You control your game and it’s all in your mind to take control and lower your score.

The Good News about New Irons
The extra weight in the head of every new iron that you will try today will help you slow down your transition, help you hold your lag and give you more time to execute your weight shift from your trailing leg to your leading leg during your transition. Don’t rush the transition. USE LAZY HANDS to allow your hands to whip your club through impact. (Just listen to the whoosh at the bottom of every swing.)

At the practice range, you can feel the delay at the top and the whipping action of your club.

If you rush your swing during your round you will lose your weight transfer to your leading foot and you will lose that whooshing sound at your point of impact.

Tips
1/ Work with a Club Fitter
2/ Test out different shaft weights and flexes for your height and arm length.
3/ Compare your performance with new clubs to your existing clubs before you buy.

Feel the momentum of your club as you change direction at the top of your swing. (If you don’t feel it, you are swinging too fast.) Allow your weight to shift your leading foot, keep your left ear over the ball to bottom out your swing as your impact the ball and then graze the turf after the ball. Enjoy your new clubs and perfect your swing with GOLFSTR+. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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How are South Korean’s Dominating the LPGA?

Steve Eubanks (Global Golf Post) wrote some wonderful observations about their success. We are all wondering why a country which is one seventh the size of USA and with a smaller population than Kenya, Africa can produce such successful golfers. Steve made these interesting observations:

-When Jin Young Ko was complimented about a 3 under par round she replied that “It should have been 7 under”.

-Ko, who won Rancho Mirage Tournament, finished her third round at 6 PM and was still on the practice green at 8 PM. Winners work harder.

Se-Ri-Pak with her Seoul Sisters. And the Korean winners continue to grow.

-Last year when Ko won Rookie of the Year, in her acceptance speech, she spoke about praying on the golf course, only focusing on the next shot, being happy, only thinking of positive thoughts and that only God knows her future.

-Another successful Korean, Lee6, who started golfing in earnest at 16, commented that she does all of her hard work to support her family who helped her get there.

It’s all about positive mental attitude, work ethic, belief in success and appreciation for family support.

Of course their success is a commitment to their future in golf. Weekend Warriors don’t really share the same commitment but we should learn something from the success of these young Korean women. We all want to be better golfers.

When your game is going in the wrong direction:
1/ Listen to your friends as they may see that you are making a major mistake. I recently understood that I was dropping my leading shoulder during my backswing. When I understood the mistake, it was easily fixed with one swing. Shoulder rotation with a fixed head location was the answer.

2/ Watch the LPGA pros on TV and duplicate their swings. It may sound silly but Weekend Warriors really should be watching the LPGA and learning from their slower swing speeds. You need to realize that the PGA is playing 7200 yards, LPGA is playing about 6400 to 6600 yard and most Weekend Warriors are playing 5600 to 6100 yard courses. YOU don’t need to swing like you are trying to hit 300+ yards.

3/ If your scores continue to go up, you are not only aging and losing power but your swing may be deteriorating. Take a lesson and learn some tricks to deal with your aging body or start doing more exercises to strengthen your arms and core.

4/ One private lesson is a great start to help you get your swing back on track. Take control of your swing for every club in your bag. Of course 1 lesson will just be a building block to get you started in the right direction to improve your game.

Fixing your drive and approach shots are critical for your future golfing success. Practice with GOLFSTR+ to correct 6 swing flaws for every club in your bag. It’s a great solution TO HELP YOU practice after you learn the correct way to swing. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Avoid Swing Thoughts During Your Swing

Your swing takes about 2 seconds to execute. You can’t afford to be focusing on 20 swing thoughts. You only have time to “feel” your swing so don’t let your mind mess it up. You should rehearse your swing with a practice swing and then go into the same mental mode for your actual swing WITHOUT cluttering your mind with swing thoughts or disturbing noises around you.

“Distract the Distractor”
That was the line that Martin Hall used on a Golf Channel blog as a reminder to block swing thoughts when you swing. He mentally repeats “1,2,3, 1” while he makes his backswing and his impact with the ball. His backswing takes about 3 times as long as his downswing so it helps him slow down his backswing and his transition while he blocks out any other thoughts.

I also use the descriptive words “Sweep in Pose” to block any other thoughts during my swing and to only focus on the 3 components of my swing. I sweep wider in my takeaway and loop my club back at the transition and up the inside slot on my downswing to a balanced pose. Mentally saying these words allows my mind to focus on my swing up the slot to a controlled finish. I’m just pleased to hear Martin Hall quote others that use the same technique.

Believe It
Try saying 2 different words in your mind at the same time.  You can’t do it. I agree that we can think of many things in a very quick sequence but you can’t say them in your mind at exactly the same time. That’s why your thought process can clean your mind during your swing. Just say your swing words with a smooth cadence and you will adopt a controlled feeling for your swing and your swing speed.

Stay in Focus
If your game is under control, it’s easy to keep your focus. Unfortunately when we make a stupid decision to hit a ball out of the rough with a 5 wood which you most likely will top, STOP and get back in focus. Use an iron to get out of the rough, suck-up your penalty shot and get on with your game. One bad hole is not going to kill your round of golf so start using your controlling “Swing Words” to cool down your hot head and get back in your game.

Believe That You Can

After 11 years since his last Masters win, Tiger knows how to focus on the shot that he needs to make! His focus was amazing.

Tiger was amazing at the Masters. Now at 43, he is within 3 Major Championship wins from Jack Nicklaus’ record which was set at the age of 46. Over a year ago I projected that Tiger would win again and now we can all see that he will most likely beat Jack’s record. It all comes down to focus, determination and commitment. Tiger never lost it and we all should learn from this as there is nothing we can’t achieve if we want it badly enough.

When your game is in trouble, make wise decisions to take your penalty and choose the right club to get out of trouble. Getting out of trouble may cost you a shot but you will at least avoid the blow-up holes. Practice with GOLFSTR+ to improve your cadence for every swing in your game. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Why Does Hitting a Golf Ball Mess-up Our Swing?

What’s the difference between making a practice swing and a swing at your golf ball? Exactly NOTHING! So what allows you to make a perfect practice swing and then prevents you from shifting your weight during your transition at the start of your downswing (as you swing at a golf ball)? When you don’t transfer your weight, you may be hitting 3 inches behind your ball or swinging over the top of your ball. You need a solution to stop hitting it fat, thin or topping it.

So why can’t you keep your mind and body relaxed enough to shift your hips and hit the ball before bottoming-out your swing? You can blame most of this problem on rushing your backswing.

I know that when I put extra power into my swing, I hit fat shots (hitting the ground first before the ball). I also see the same problem for most golfers when their game starts to fall apart. It’s so frustrating. Recently after watching my playing partner hit multiple fat shots, I describe his perfect practice swing before his “fat” swing at the ball. He confirmed that he knew that he was making this mistake and just could not bring himself to make the right correction to fix the problem. This has got to be the most frustrating problem in golf. And, it can happen for every club in your bag (except your putter).

Finding the Solution For a Perfect Impact on Every Swing:

Ernie Els is a great image to remember weight transfer starting during your transition.

1/ Stop Rushing Your Backswing: When you address the ball, you may tend to swing faster than your practice swing. You are try to put more power into your swing as you shorten your backswing and minimize the shift of your weight from your trailing leg to your leading leg. You may also tend to fall to the side or backwards when you finish your swing. Take more time in your backswing to allow your weight to shift forward during your transition from your backswing to your downswing.

2/ Are You Having a Brain Cramp? The weight and length of each of our clubs are different. That’s why we need to take a full practice swing before we address and hit each ball. You may also know that you often hit off the toe of one of your clubs and you need to compensate for that in your setup. Adjusting your grip and stance for a side hill lie is also a critical step in your setup. Don’t have a Brain Cramp and forget to correct for each of your clubs and the slope of your stance.

3/ Create a Consistent Swing (Practice and Actual): Our practice swing is often completed in a very controlled and deliberate swing at about 60% of our normal swing. That slower backswing gives us time to create a proper transition as our hips start to rotate for the downswing. When you execute your swing at the ball, everything changes as we speed up our swing. MATCH your 80% practice swing FEELING and SPEED with the same swing when you execute your hit. [DON’T SWING FASTER!]

4/ Try Setting-up with Your Weight Shifted Forward: To learn the feel for your forward weight shift you may want to try setting up with 60% of your weight on your leading foot to ensure that you impact your ball before skimming the ground. You may lose some distance when you do this but it will definitely improve your impact with the ball and avoid those fat shots. As your round progresses, slow down your backswing and create your weight shift during your transition to generate more distance.

5/ Andrew Rice Tip @ Revolution Golf: Another way to feel the transfer of weight from your trailing leg to your leading leg is to slightly lift your leading heel in your backswing and then drive it into the ground and as you shift your weight forward during your downswing. This is almost the opposite of point #4 but you do need to transfer your weight forward to get more power and to consistently hit your ball.

Golf is a game of consistency and mind control. It will NOT happen naturally. You need to understand what’s causing your mistakes and focus on corrective action. Practice your swing for consistency with GOLFSTR+ for every club in your bag. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com.

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