Your best golf swing is achievable. If you’re like most golfers, you’ve been on the hunt for your best golf swing for a long time. The key question is…have you found it yet? If not, it’s time to take a different approach to achieve it.
Hitting the Ball – How Hard Can It Be?
A golf outsider watches the game. How hard can it be to hit a stationary ball? After all, major league baseball players hit balls traveling high speeds all the time.
With that in mind, the outsider decides to take up the game of golf with the notion that the game is so relaxing because it requires little effort.
Most of those people give up on the game before they really understand the dynamics of hitting that little ball. Get Creating a Perfect, Consistent Golf Swing to discover the secrets to hitting a golf ball perfectly … every time you swing! Explore the many different ways you can begin to improve your golf swing and golf game. With this guide you will also learn to recognize flaws in your game and then how to act aggressively to correct them.
It makes sense that an iron club could pelt a little ball hundreds of yards, yet when the new golfer takes his first swing there is often little movement at all, sometimes no movement (or worse, backward movement).
There is a lot more to hitting that little ball than meets the eye.
Human nature is to use the iron to cup it under the ball to hit the ball up into the air. But look at the club. It is angled
back, not at all designed to cup beneath the ball.
So, when a golfer tries to scoop up the ball, he or she is really trapping it between the angled face of the club and the ground. That’s why often times, the ball doesn’t move or worse, moves backwards just a little bit.
Instead of striving to hit up, it’s best to learn to hit downward. By hitting down, the angled club will do the work for you, not the upswing of your club. When you hit down, the angle will bump your golf ball forward. It’s that simple.
But putting power behind that little punt takes some practice. You’ll be tempted to swing big and hard. It takes as much practice to resist that temptation as it does to learn to hit the ball!
Once you have trained yourself against swinging upward, you will see your hitting start to improve.
Now you’ll begin to understand why there are various golf club options and choices you have to make when making a shot.
You’ll need to pick your club based on the angle of the club face once you determine how far you want the ball to go and how you need it to perform.
If you’ve been practicing but still don’t feel like you’ve got the hang of it, ask for help. Your golf course should have an attendant on hand who could give you some pointers. Maybe you could take some private lessons.
The course pro shop should have suggestions for area teachers. Or, try the good, old buddy method. Ask another golfer you’ve seen play how he or she does it and if they have any tips for hitting the ball.
You may think you sound silly, but when other golfers start to regale you with their tales of learning to hit the ball, almost everyone has had to address that challenge up front.
With those tips in mind and maybe even a few lessons behind you, go back to practicing.
Just as it takes a while to train your mind to think about hitting downward instead of upward, it takes a while to train your body to actually do it the way you have in mind.
Don’t give up and remember, the game is all about relaxing so don’t stress too much over hitting the ball.
We know swing mechanics are very high on the list. And to achieve this takes a general understanding of the golf swing.
You don’t have to become a fanatic to learn proper swing mechanics, but if you don’t have a clue, you might want to get the ebook Creating a Perfect, Consistent Golf Swing.
When it comes to accomplishing your best golf swing, equipment doesn’t even play a role.
Remember…we are talking about your golf swing, not distance or power.
The approach you need to take to finally get your best golf swing is one that is focused on “your machine”. You! Your body dictates how effective your swing mechanics will be.
Do you agree?
When you have physical limitations such as lack of core strength or tight hamstrings; it will be virtually impossible to make your best golf swing on the course.
You may hit a good one every 10 or so swings, but you won’t be able to consistently repeat it for 18 holes.
Every golfer has his/her own limitations they need to find out about.
One person could be very tight from a golf flexibility standpoint, and the next person could have weak shoulder muscles and can’t control the club at the top of the backswing.
Getting a physical assessment specific to golf is your first step in achieving your best golf swing. Once you recognize what your limitations are, you can devise a program to improve them.
Now you’re on your way to a repeatable swing that holds up for 18 holes and under pressure too!
The minute you decide to work on “your machine”, you won’t look back. You will become a powerful and very accurate golfer, who is beating the pants off the rest of the players in your foursome.
Golf will become enjoyable again!
You will no longer be in search of your best golf swing!
To sum it all up.
The most important lesson in golf is to just have fun. The internet is a good source for information on how to play the game.
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