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Now, how do we improve on mechanics of golf swing? I would have to say it is through two things:
1) Proper instruction (Find a good teacher and stick with that teacher. Most of pros do, why not you?) and 2) Practice, practice, practice. As they say “practice makes perfect”, and I believe this is true when it comes to golf swing.
Fix Engine that Swings Club
Now, on to second point when it comes to consistency in golf. Again, this is probably lesser known of two points about consistency in swing. It is also equally as important as mechanics of your swing. One question might help you realize importance of “the body” when it comes to golf swing. What swings golf club?
Some of answers I have heard are: “my hands,” “the swing,” “my hips” and even “the grip.” Well, these answers are in ballpark and are close to being right, but let me simplify it for you. The answer is your body. Quite simple when you think about it: The club head is attached to shaft, your hands grip shaft, your arms are attached to your shoulders, your hips rotate through swing, and on and on we go. It is body that swings club. So why is this so important to consistency in your golf game?
We know from our golf lessons, that there are certain positions body is required to be in during golf swing. For example, at address we know that feet are slightly wider than shoulder width, knees slightly bent, back at a certain angle, head in a specific position, and our hands gripping club a certain way. This is only beginning of what body has to do to swing club correctly. Now, from address position your body must move club on correct path and generate club head speed to hit ball accurately and with power. Doing this over and over is what we define as consistency.
What most people do not understand is that for body to perform golf swing correctly, certain parameters need to be met by body. The body must have certain levels of flexibility, strength, endurance, balance, stability, and power. If your body does not have minimal levels of these factors in relation to golf swing, then what do you think will happen? Well, let me tell you, it will be very difficult for body to swing club with correct mechanics. And what will this result in over time? A large amount of time spent on range with little improvement on course and a swing that looks less than desirable.
So what does consistency in my golf swing really come down to?
It is vital to understand that improvements in your golf swing mechanics and improvements in your body specific to golf are equally important when it comes to creating a consistent golf swing. If you ignore either body or mechanics, it would be safe to say that your golf swing and game will suffer. Take some time on a routine basis to address both mechanics of your swing and body supporting it. I think you will find benefits to be very rewarding.
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