I have been approached by thousands of golfers via the net and on the golf course…with the same question…in frustration…”what can I do to improve my golf swing?”
I’ve heard all about the dozens of lessons they’ve taken and the thousands of dollars they’ve spent on equipment…all to play the “same”…and NOT improve their golf swing.
Why do you think this is?
I can tell you why in less than one sentence.
IT’S YOUR BODY!
Grab a cup of your favorite beverage (mines good ‘ol java)…sit in your most comfortable chair…and hear me out.
To hit a golf ball…what takes place? Let’s briefly go over it. Now stay with me on this…it’s going to make sense in a minute.
Get ready for that “ah-ha” moment.
* You physically grab the club with your hands.
* You physically bend over and get in your address position.
* You physically take the club back, hoping for a full backswing.
* You physically attempt to return the club back to impact with stored energy.
* You physically try to stay in your golf posture until the end of your swing.
O.K., that’s enough.
Do you see where I’m going with this?
Why is this important to know, and how you can use it to quickly improve your golf swing?
The answer is simple: Because of all these common references given above are the result of your body’s ability to accomplish these golf swing movements, with proper swing mechanics.
If you have “physical” restrictions (which the average golfer…especially as we age…has many) that won’t allow you to perform these optimal golf swing mechanics, you have a minimal (if not “any”) chance to optimize your golf potential.
That’s the bad news!
The good news is you don’t have to settle.. you have the control to fix your faults..that is…if you “know” what they are.
Here’s what I mean.
For starters…if you have a restriction in your hamstring flexibility, you won’t be able to get into proper golf posture…and for sure…not maintain it for 18 holes.
The result is many mishits because of fatigue and your body’s fear of pain. At the end of the round, you end up with a sore back..and wonder if you should cancel that next round of golf.
Here’s another one.
If your legs are weak…you will have no stability in your golf swing. Your legs will be moving (sliding) side to side…and straightening, when they should stay flexed.
The result again is…inconsistency…lack of power…and a predisposition to chronic injuries, due to compensations your body will make…keeping you “off the course” for long periods of time.
This is why I am a golf fitness professional.
I have passion for the game…and a goal to educate as many golfers as humanly possible…to stop the frustration.