The basic golf swing is simple - yes? Turn, turn back and in the meantime hit the ball...
add good rhythm and swing wideness, and the ball is going to go a very long way.
So why can't I do that? When I see the pros play, it looks so easy, they don't even hit the ball hard but it flies a mile every time.
Bare with me now, I am going to reveal the most common reasons for poor golf swing and how to correct them, starting at the basics.
Good rhythm is one thing that all good golfers have - what then is good rhythm? Rhythm is when you accelerate through the ball, you start from the top and your swing accelerates all the time and through the ball.
You are not hitting at the ball, your swing is accelerating through! You can't get good rhythm if your muscles are tight and if you try to hit the ball with pure power.
Gripping the club too tight is going to ruin your rhythm and you will find yourself hitting at the ball instead of through it.
This very important and I suggest you spend one day at the range with only this one thought in mind - accelerate through the ball, and keep all muscles loose, so that they can work together to create speed and power.
Ok, fair enough you probably think, but what about my slice or hook, or all the thick shots, thin shots, my bad bunker play, what about them? Now very carefully pay attention and read the following: When you have a target on the golf course, and you set your body to swing a golf club towards that target, and if you set yourself incorrectly, your body is not going to be able to produce rhythm, timing or power! Your body is going to feel consciously or unconsciously awkward and you are going to either hook, slice, hit it fat or thin.
On a good day you might get it right few times, but on a bad day, you are going to be all over the place all the time.
The big question therefore is; are you aiming correctly? Chances are your aiming is invalid, and because of that one thing, all kinds of faults creep into your swing.
Believe me when I say, that I have discussed this with tour pros and working pros and they all agree on this one, but very seldom you go out on a round with a pro, so he/she will be able to see how you really aim.
You take your lessons on the practice range, you get your tips and off you go - and you will continue to aim badly.
You might even know this, and you aim pretty well, but if your BODY DOESN'T SEE AND FEEL that the aim is correct, you will be either slicing or hooking the ball plus all kinds of other errors creep in.
So now go the practice range and concentrate on only one thing: getting the aim correct.
Pick a target, go behind the ball and visualize a straight line from your ball to the target - ok, that is pretty easy.
Now go and address the ball but try to see that same line.
You will find that from behind the ball it's very easy to visualize a straight line to the target, but from the address position, it's much harder, you probably see the line wrong and it feels like you will be hitting to the left or to the right.
This feel is THE MOST IMPORTANT THING in a sound golf swing.
Aim correctly and feel with your body that you are aiming towards the target.
If you really want to improve your golf, you need to be able to aim correctly every shot! If you skip this and continue the way you have, you will not be able to find rhythm, power and accuracy.
But when you get it right, you will feel how your body works correctly, effortlessly and you will produce good rhythm and generate much more power than ever before - guaranteed! Go to the range and pick new targets every five shots or so, visualize the line, and don't give up until you can see it from your address position.
If you find it very hard to do - try turning your head a little at the time when staying in your address position, chances are your eyes might be away from the line because of bad habit and you need to adjust your eyes to see the line correctly.
You will maybe feel weird at first, but stick to it relentlessly and results will come.
That's it for now - hope you put these things to practice and I invite you to visit the link below where I will be introducing a system that will help you in every field of your golf.
Kevin White "the guy who wants to go all the way"