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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Why Do Perfect Shots Come and Go

Golf is a strange game of perfection. Unfortunately you need to put at least 3 great shots together to par or birdie a hole. And you have to repeat this success 18 times to score well. The worst part is that you may be having the round of your life and your golfing partners want to talk about Donald Trump’s comments from last night and it throws your whole game off. Why isn’t muscle memory enough to control your game?

I found a few examples that may help your keep your game under control.

Your Setup is 90% of your Swing
That’s right. I was reminded of this problem on a recent round of golf. My shots at the driving range were wonderful. I felt great until I stepped up to the first tee and hit a long drive into a fairway sand trap. For my next shot I had a bad stance and hit a weak shot and then started to play catch up golf. The harder I swung the worse the result. It took me 9 holes before I figured out that I had changed my trailing hand grip to a strong grip (rotated slightly back for more power) and was causing a duck hook. When the rails are coming off: Check your setup.

Fear and Tight Muscles Will Kill Your Shot
I have seen this written many times: Tight muscles shrink in length. The results can be disaster. If you are a right handed golfer and you fear that your shot will land in the water on the right, the odds are that you are headed for the water. Even if you aim for the left side of the fairway if you don’t relax your arms and shoulders your muscles will tighten and shorten. The tighter you hold your club the shorter your arms become. This almost guarantees any combination of these 3 problems: topping the ball, impact at the toe and hitting with an open club face. Relax your muscles and shoulders for better results.

Can you image trying to hit this green at Augusta National. It's on 155 yards and it scares the pros too.

Can you image trying to hit this green at Augusta National. It’s on 155 yards and it scares the pros too.

Don’t Feel Bad the Pros Do IT Too
It should be easy for a professional to hit the green on any short par 3 hole. During the final round of The Masters in Augusta National Golf Club 2015 on the 12th hole, a 155 yard par 3, there were a pile of bogies, 5 double bogies and 1 triple bogie.  In 2016 Jordon Spieth was under the clock, lost his focus and made a quadruple bogie 7 at this hole to lose his lead.

Wind, tension, tight muscles and large crowds (or buddies with encouraging comments) can really turn an easy hole into a pressure pot. Treat it like any other hole. Block out the noise, relax your hands and shoulders, focus on the right setup and make that easy shot. They can all be that easy if you just take control.

Love this final thought from Andy Schwabe (a Canadian GOLFSTR follower). Do you ever get that feeling that something is not right and you hit the shot anyway? He calls it his “anyway shot”. “I know something is not quite right, (it could be a pebble or a buried tee under my foot, a person standing in my backswing view, a bird chirring over my head, a gust of wind) but I go ahead and hit the ball anyway. Usually ends up bad. Shoulda step away, restarted or even re-tee, but I didn’t.” Get rid of your distractions and focus 100% on your shot.

Take your mind back to those perfect practice swings on the driving range with your GOLFSTR+. Good thoughts with this training aid for every swing in your game will give you the positive thoughts that you need when you play on the course. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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It’s that Steel Plate Between Your Ears !

Why is it that when your game is falling apart nothing seems to go right? I love that title line from a Kiwi friend who comments when he sees the rails falling off: “ Must be that Steel Plate between your ears.” That’s exactly what happens when I put one in a sand trap or pond and my brain changes to a steel plate before I duff my next shot. It’s only one bad shot and one recovery shot or penalty shot so get over it.

I got in a rut with my drives on my last outing and did not realize that I needed to weaken my trailing hand grip until the start of my second nine. Swinging harder and faster was not the right solution. I know that I am not alone in this category so I thought I should share some of the comments found in a recent GolfWRX email.

This is not a good finishing pose for Rory (like the club twirl when Tiger and Rory hit a great one).

This is not a good finishing pose for Rory after another bad shot  (not at all like the club twirl when Tiger and Rory hit a great one).

“Rory McIlroy had two stellar rounds at the Arnold Palmer Invitational: The Ulsterman fired a second-round 67 and a final-round 65. Unfortunately, his first and third-round efforts were considerably less stellar: McIlroy carded a pair of sloppy 75s, in which he tallied a stymieing five double bogeys on route to a T27 finish.

Following his final round, the 26-year-old attributed the high scores and spate of big numbers to what’s going on between his ears, rather than any swing-related issues. [Yes, it was that steel plate again.]

‘ These high scores, I know it’s nothing to do with my game, really. It’s nothing to do with me technically. It’s more mental. I’m beating myself up over mistakes that I’m making on the course and then I’m not letting myself get over it so that it sort of lingers there for the next few holes.

This week what I’ve done is I’ve let it linger. I’ve mentally not been able to get over it and I haven’t bounced back. That’s why there was two 75s in there because it was nothing technically or anything else. I feel like my game is in great shape. Really good with my putting. Good with all aspects of my game, really, so mentally being better and not being so hard on myself. ‘

Staggering admissions from a multiple major winner and the former No. 1 golfer in the world. However, with this from Rory, plus Jason Day’s talk of reaching out to Tiger Woods for help with his mental game and clinging to an on-course attitude of “patience” and “aggression” this week at Woods’ behest, we’re delivered a poignant reminder: Even the world’s best golfers can struggle with the basics of the mental game in the crucible of tournament conditions.

We aren’t sports psychologists here at GolfWRX, but the importance of focusing on the shot at hand and not dwelling on previous strokes is critical to playing golf well, as all average golfers and casual sports fans would likely agree.”

I couldn’t resist sharing this summary from GolfWRX. It was a wonderful interview and we all need to recall it when our game starts to go south. So keep practicing with GOLFSTR+ for every swing in your game and stay focused on your next shot. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Quirky Moves May Revolutionize Your Game Too

We all have good days and bad days on the golf course but is there a way to turn them all into GOOD DAYS? Do you ever wonder who showed up to make so many amazing shots on the first 9 holes? Then miraculously IT disappears! Our physical condition, energy level and mindset change all the time and they must to be causing the inconsistency in our games.

I invented GOLFSTR+ to help me learn to practice my golf swing correctly. Practicing to swing with a straight leading arm or locked wrist or with lag in my backswing has really helped me lower my score. Unfortunately my mind gets excited when I hit the perfect drive or approach shot. Possibly a boost in adrenaline adds a little more power into the next shot. “What was I thinking?”

I have been looking for ways to control my swing speed and mind for every shot. I just wanted to share some QUIRKY MOVES that may help your game:

1/ Rickie Fowler Waggle: I have been using this waggle with great results. It loosens up my back and it slows down my backswing to improve my transition. I start my backswing using the same slow and deliberate take away. I know that the backswing to downswing speed is supposed to be 3:1 but I seem to need a little more time at the top to start my downswing with a trailing foot push. I seem to need a 4:1 or 5:1 ratio so that I can feel the rhythm when I make my transition (and to avoid a rushed whipping action at the top).

 

2/ Ben Hogan’s Trailing Foot Push:  Yes, you read this in our recent Swing Tip but I wanted to share comments from Scott Mohn, an avid GOLFSTR+ user and follower: “It is amazing. I just started to emphasize this move this morning when I was warming up for my round. I kept thinking about it all day — get in good contact with the ground, take it back easy so I can feel myself starting the downswing and push off with the instep of my trail foot. It worked like a charm: 35-39 =74. A great day!!! 🙂 Scott”

3/ Setup with a Pre-loaded Leading Side: I golfed recently with Andy S. (who I met at the Blue Martini 2 years ago in Naples, FL and learned that he was one of the first 100 golfers to buy a GOLFSTR). He now has a very powerful straight arm swing but during his setup he pre-loads his left side as if he is already pushing forward off his trailing foot at the top of his backswing (ref Ben Hogan). It gives him great results, especially with his stinger hits to stay low in the Florida wind. NOTE: Golf-Info-Guide by Thomas Golf warns that too much pre-load on your leading foot will cause major problems. HINT: You may want to try a little pre-load to avoid swaying your head back from the center-line in your backswing.

4/ Putt Like a Pendulum: Adam Scott and Phil Michelson use a claw grip with one hand to avoid letting that hand take control of the putter swing. It helps them avoid swinging in an arc when putting. I control my putts with my leading, left hand (which is my dominant putting hand). I learned to swing with my shoulders by training with a GOLFSTR (no wrist action) and release the putter with my trailing hand at the point of impact.  This allows my leading hand to swing straight up my target line (like a pendulum on a clock). You need to make a few practice swings to get the feel for the right amount of backswing before you commit to the putt for distance. My putter is on fire!

Practice any of these Quirky Moves with your GOLFSTR+ before you try them out on the golf course. For your straight arm swing, lag & distance training and flat wrist putting buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Why are Top Pros Changing Their Putting Grips?

40% of your strokes are made with your putter in every round of golf. You really should take advantage of this club to cut your scores. The top pros have changed to fat grips but have you noticed the variety of grips that Rory, Jordan, Phil, Jason and Sergio are using? They are all different and you need to understand why.

Avoid Swing in an Arc: The Pros all know the line where they want to hit each putt but they need to be swing the putter directly up that line and hitting on the center of their putter face.  If they swing their putter in an arc it’s impossible to hit putts without some side spin. When you swing in an arc the face of your putter is always changing direction. THIS IS NOT GOOD!

Sink More Putts? The Pros know that they have to choose a target line to compensate for the slope and tilt of the green. Good putters choose the right direction and speed to accommodate that tilt. After you choose your target line, a straight putt and speed ARE THE ONLY THOUGHTS that you need for a good putt.

Why Are the Pros Changing Their Putting Grip? We are seeing Rory and Jordon gripping with left hand low and Phil is gripping with an interesting claw grip with his trailing hand. The science of putting is different for each person based on being left or right brain thinking and the physical strength of our bodies on the left or the right side of our bodies. No one is identical so everyone should experiment for your optimum putting grip for your preferred style of putter and handle grip.

This old putting sequence of Rory McIlroy illustrates how he rocks his shoulders and finishes by swinging straight up the target line.

This old putting sequence illustrates how  Rory McIlroy rocks his shoulders and follows through by swinging straight up the target line.

The pros determine their dominant putting hand in order to make a straight swing through the impact point with the ball. Ideally [for a right hand club] you should be controlling your putt with your leading arm as the swing of your putter from the center line of your body (which is in line with your ball at rest) to your left shoulder will create the least arc in your swing. [If you control your putter with your trailing arm, it tends to wrap around your body as you swing from your right shoulder and pull your putt left. ]

Phil and many others use a claw grip to minimize the control of his claw grip hand. They depend on their other hand [the dominant putting hand] to control the swing directly up the target line. There is nothing wrong with a conventional grip as long as you let your dominant hand force the putter to swing directly up your target line at the point of impact with the ball. [Impact only lasts for a split second as you impact the ball but direction and momentum of your putter makes all the difference.]

Determine your dominant hand by hitting multiple putts with one hand at a time to understand which hand gives you the best control for direction and distance. Adjust your putting style to make sure that your dominant hand is in control. Always practice putting making sure that you putt by locking your leading wrist and swing with the rocking action of your shoulders. Practice with your GOLFSTR+ to lock your wrist. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Get INTO the Swing for Perfect Hits !

Last week we highlighted Ben Hogan’s swing thought to TURN YOUR HIPS FIRST to start your downswing. Ben may only have thought about starting his downswing with his hips, but he knew that there was a sequence of moves connected to that single swing thought. As a matter of fact, your whole body has to “get INTO the swing” or you will be looking at another fat hit or topped ball.

When we tense up for a difficult shot we tend to forget about starting our swing with our hips. Our lower body JUST LOCKS UP. We tend to rush the swing by turning our shoulders and swinging with our arms and lose our balance backwards. Your hips have to start the sequence of your swing.

Andrew Rice’s Swing Tip:
In a recent Revolution Golf Blog, Andrew Rice gave a swing tip about pushing off with your trailing foot and “walk through your swing”. This reminded me of Ben Hogan starting his downswing by rotating his hip forward (up the target line). Andrew pointed out that Gary Player used this move to help him get his body over the ball. Your center of mass needs to be over your ball (rather than falling backwards) at the point of impact to allow your body to finish in a balanced pose on your leading foot.

HIS SUGGESTION: During your practice try a slow swing and walk through the swing. He pointed out that you can’t get your balance forward (up your target line) unless you push with your trailing leg to create a forward lean.

You can’t get your hips moving without pushing off with the instep of your trailing foot. As you reach the transition from the backswing to the downswing DON’T RUSH. Let the weight of your club do the work. You need ONE THOUGHT:

Hogan and Woods both push with their trailing instep to start their downswing.

Hogan and Woods both push with their trailing instep to start their downswing.  These images show their hip shift as they keep their head behind the ball.

PUSH with the instep of your trailing foot to turn your hips. I now use the simple swing thought of: “Push UP” in order to push off and swing up to a balanced forward finish.

This starts the chain reaction of PULLING your straight leading arm down before you RELEASE your wrists to WHIP your club head from the inside slot and UP your target line to a BALANCED finish.

Don’t forget to HOLD YOUR POSE and admire each amazing shot.

If you can’t slow down your rhythm to the speed of an Ernie Els’ transition then mentally say the words “Sweep in” during your backswing as a reminder to pull in (with your trailing wrist) for lag and the words “PUSH up” during the downswing to a finished pose. Your hips lead your upper torso as your arms pull down for the release of your wrists.

Practice with your GOLFSTR+ to keep your straight leading arm in the backswing and to get the right rhythm to avoid rushing at the top.  Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Ben Hogan Got It Right: You Should too !

Weekend Golf Warriors and Low Handicappers watch the Golf Channel and read Swing Tips & Golf Books hoping to find the Holy Grail of Golf: What’s the crystallized swing thought to control our bodies for the perfect shot every time we swing.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls do I have your attention? The answer has been available ever since Ben Hogan figured it out. Two weeks ago we provided a You Tube video of Ben Hogan’s swing in slow motion in our Swing Tip titled: The Pause That Refreshes. Thanks to a response by one of our followers (Mike Stair, author of an abbreviated version of Ben’s book: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf), we were provided with some key points to consider. His comments are in the quotes below.

1/ ”The downswing happens in as little as 300 milliseconds. That is as fast as the human eye can blink! There is no time for any inner monologue or swing thoughts.”

2/ “Therefore, everything you delivered to the ball at that instant was prepared (or not prepared) by how you held the club, what stance and posture you chose, and if you maintained those positions by preserving contact with your torso.”

3/ “I think you can plainly see that your focus, when drilling the golf swing on the range, needs to be directed towards those things, not the flight of the ball.”

4/ “The downswing, ball impact, and ball flight are merely the evidence — revealing either your success, or what aspect of your hold, stance, posture, or connection you need to improve on.”

5/ And now BEN HOGAN’S RECOMMENDED SWING THOUGHT: “Ben said that in the downswing, he thinks of only two (2) things, turning the hips first and then hitting as hard as he can, first with the upper body.”

Ben Hogan Swing Thought: Head level, shoulder rotation and weight shift to leading foot

Ben Hogan Swing Thought: Turn the HIPS FIRST as you pull your shoulders down with a straight leading arm.

[Turning the my hips first has really helped me power my hits but “hitting as hard as he can” is just not a good thought for my personal swing performance. More power may work for the pros, like Ben Hogan, who golf for a living and practice all the time. Swinging harder is NOT smarter for the run of the mill golfer! Only using 90% of your power will give you more consistent hits. Hitting the fairway is always better than hitting long and deep into the rough.]

 

Stay tuned for more training on swing thoughts next week. Practice by slowing down your transition, pushing with your trailing instep and pulling with your shoulders as you train with your GOLFSTR+.     Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Record Your Big Misses and Cut Your Score

If you really want to improve your golf score you should increase your focus by playing against yourself.  Yes, you heard me: Just use your score card to record your BIG MISSES. That extra focus on avoiding your big misses will lower your score.  It will take a few rounds to sort out your big misses but this will change your attitude and focus on YOUR game.

Michael Breed or Hank Haney said that golf is a game where you have to minimize your misses. Just keep the ball on the fairway, hit the green and get it in the hole. Simple game!

Why You Should Intensify Your Focus?
When you focus on the correct way to swing to create the draw or fad or controlled shot needed to keep your ball in play, you will improve your score. For example:

Sergio Garcia wants to avoid this big miss. Landing in a tree is much worse than hitting a tree.

Sergio Garcia wants to avoid this big miss. Landing in a tree is much worse than hitting a tree.

– Just remembering that swinging too hard can spoil your shot is a great example to keep you in the right frame of mind to swing with less power and more control.
– Choosing a longer iron with a slower swing will give you more control.
– Use a 7 iron or hybrid with a putting stroke instead of a 60 degree wedge off short cut grass in front of a green to improve your odds of getting closer to the hole.
– Focusing on a lag to the hole on a very sloped green for a 2 putt instead of making a poor miss and causing a 3 putt.

 

How to Play a Game Against Yourself to Cut your Scores:

THE GOAL: Identify Your Mishits and then Minimize your Mishits!

RULES OF THE GAME:  On your Score Card use one line to enter your score for each hole and leave room to mark a code for each of the following mishits (High handicap golfers may need to use a second line below their score line):

o  Hitting your drive or approach shot and Missing the fairway (M)

o  Hitting a Fat drive, fairway shot or chip (F)

o  Hitting a Topped ball  (T)

o  Landing in a Sand trap or Water hazard or hitting a Bush or tree (S, W or B)

o  Extra putts over 2 putts (P for 3 putt or PP for 4 putts)

Analyze your score card after each round and focus on solving your big misses in your next round.

Now you can focus on making the right swing or choosing the right club to avoid your big misses and minimize your shots.

Practice with GOLFSTR+ to avoid those mishits. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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“The Pause that Refreshes”

You may be aware that Coca-Cola used that famous marketing line over many years. It’s a great line to remind you to pause and shift your weight up your target line to start your transition. Finally we are seeing a winning professional golfer, Hideki Matsuyama, who almost pauses the motion in his upper body during his transition as he shifts his weight to his leading leg.

Don Trahan calls this the Bump and others call it the Key or the Shift. Ben Hogan made this shift look effortless as he incorporated it in his rhythm during the transition from his back swing to his down swing. Check this out if you want to avoid topping the ball or hitting it fat.

Ben Hogan talks about starting the downswing with the lower body.  Think about the shift of your weight to your leading foot in order to allow your lower body to start your down swing.

That famous Coke line was first used in 1929: “The Pause that Refreshes”. I recently thought about it when reading a response to a GOLFSTR Swing Tip from Raymond Chastel. He is 81, lives on the French Riviera and plays golf most days. He confirmed that our comments were exactly what he is doing:

Raymond said:You CAN improve your golf until the end OF YOUR Life. I’m over 81 and playing better than ever, even if my physical condition is not as good as when I was a young man. (I play to a 7 Handicap) True, my distance off the TEE has shortened but my short game has more than compensated for that. Swinging with a fine tempo is much better than swinging fast: pause at the top before going into the downswing and push hard off YOUR right instep.”

The pause at the top must work for Raymond as he gives himself time during the swing transition allowing the weight of his club to do the work for him during the downswing without distorting his body up or down. I have to assume that this is what is happening.

On the other hand Hank Haney warns that you need a 3 to 1 ratio in the time for your back swing to your forward swing. I can almost recognize the swing of all of the successful golf professionals because NONE OF THEM ARE THE SAME, so I believe that every rule can be broken to create the swing that works best for your body and muscular make-up.

A Winning Performance
That pause at the top really works for Hideki Matsuyama who beat Rickie Fowler in a playoff at the 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open. Check out his slight pause at the top as he shifts his weight forward to his left foot. That shift allows you to use the momentum of your back swing to shift the center line of your body forward to hit the ball before you take a div0t.

Golf Channel comments in 2013 about Hideki’s pause at the top.  He still uses the same delay during his transition today.   They commented: “That’s fascinating, I have never seen anyone do that.”

Hideki has mastered this move. I see that some reviewers don’t even comment on his slight pause in his upper body motion at the top of his transition. My point is that you need to avoid rushing the transition to keep a smooth tempo and to let the weight of your club do the work. You should use “The Pause that Refreshes”.

Practice with GOLFSTR+ to help you make your transition for a perfect swing. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Why would a Fat Putter Grip Help?

Putting accounts for almost half of your strokes in every round of golf. You need to be a great putter if you are ever going to conquer this game with a lower handicap. Buying a $300 Scotty Cameron Putter may help your ego but it won’t solve your putting problems. There are 3 parts to every putt: read it, feel the distance and perfect your swing. Get all 3 right and you will build confidence which is really the 6th sense that you need to be a great putter.

 

How do You Create the Perfect Swing?
Because the putter only impacts the ball for a split second, your back swing and follow through are extremely important to create:
1. Power to move your ball the right distance
2. Impact at the center of the club face to avoid a pull or push
3. Direction by finishing straight up your target line.

Jordan Spieth and Phil Michelson are both working with FAT GRIPS on their putter and you should too.

Jordan Spieth and Phil Michelson are both working with FAT GRIPS on their putter and you should too.

Learning from the Pros
Jordon Spieth and Phil Michelson both add a cock to their wrists to start their putting motion. Brandt Snedeker has a very short back swing where he stabs at the ball with very little follow-through. In Tiger’s best putting era always used a very calm stroke with out any preset on this putter. Use whatever works for you but I believe that Tiger’s swing is the perfect model.  Conventional grip, rock the shoulders and lock the arms and wrists.

 

Fat Putter Grip
One advance in the putter that I truly believe in using is the Fat Putter Grip. Almost 50% of the pros are using one and it is just a matter of time before they all change their grips.  Fat grips give you a few advantages:
1. The larger diameter gives your hands more surface to hold so you can hold with a  softer grip which relaxes your arm muscles and your mind.
2. The flat surface on the front of the grip is wider so your thumbs have a better feel for the line up with your target line.
3. The Fat Putter Grips are longer so that you can grip the putter at a comfortable position for you body height when using the standard putters on the market.

Final Putting Tip: Finish your Putt up your Target Line
Jordon Spieth putts with his leading hand below his trailing hand grip. He does this to control the direction of his putter as he putts through the ball and up his target line. You may want to try this but first you need to know which hand is controlling YOUR putts. Try putting left handed only and then try putting right handed only.  Which hand gives you the best control?

I control my putts with my left hand. To ensure that I finish my putt up the target line; I use a conventional grip (left hand at the top); I release my right hand at the point of impact and finish my stroke with my left hand holding the putter and swinging up the target line. [CRITICAL ISSUE: My left hand is on my leading side of my body so it does not wrap around my body in an arc the way my trailing right arm would.]

Practice putting with GOLFSTR+ on your lead hand to lock your wrist.  After you see the benefit of putting with a locked wrist and putting by rotating your shoulders, you should incorporate this into your game.  Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Change Your Game and Lower Your Scores !

In a recent news letter I saw the quote that “most golfers reach a level of golf after 3 years and stay at that level the rest of their golfing lives.”  How depressing is that?  Is your handicap going up, down or staying the same?

Benjamin Franklin has been quoted as saying “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting it to come out different”.  It doesn’t matter who came up with this truism but it really does make sense. Are you ready to shake up your game? What are the options that you should consider?

This blog on Swing Tips has now been published over 160 times. We hope that the tips that we find and share with you, will somehow shake up your brain and give you a fresh start to improve your game. Of course we hope that you will also purchase a GOLFSTR+ with 6 swing solutions as a brain trainer to:
First: learn how to improve all 6 of the swing conditions.
Second: practice the new and improved motion in order to “swing like a pro”
Third: to focus on testing the results on the golf course to lower your score.

Miguel Angel Jimenez never stops stretching to avoid injury. Pain will slow you down and sometimes it's the best thing for your game. It was for mine.

Miguel Angel Jimenez never stops stretching to avoid injury. Pain will slow you down and sometimes it’s the best thing for your game. It was for mine.

I have to admit that after improving my handicap by 8 strokes using GOLFSTR+, I have hit a plateau. I have been using the excuse that I don’t have time for practice and to play more golf. It took an injury to help me understand that swinging faster and harder was hurting my game.

I suffered a rib injury during a fall while playing tennis. I had to stop playing tennis but found that I could still swing a golf club at a slower speed but still with a reasonable amount of shoulder and hip rotation. By letting the club do the work [without extra force from my arms] I quickly learned that:
1/ Excessive Swing Speed was hurting my consistency in hitting fairways and greens.
2/ Slowing down the tempo at the transition in my backswing was improving the whipping action for more power and distance.
3/ Gripping down on a lower lofted club allowed me to swing with confidence to improve the direction of each hit.

This injury has given me a solution to lower my scores by playing more consistently. Now that I am keeping my ball in the fairway and hitting more greens I need to develop my 6th sense to putt with more consistency. A fatter grip on my putter seems to be a great solution to improve the other half of my game. More on that next week!

Improve the tempo for the lag and whipping action in your golf swing. Practice with GOLFSTR+ to get it right. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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