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Advanced Swing Thoughts!

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Do you know one secret that helps you become better at golf?

It’s definitely not hitting a ton of golf balls at the range although it does help if you do practice.

The key is to really become better at golf everyday, perhaps you are hitting some chip shots at the practice green or working on short 50-yard pitch shots all day long at the range.

Anyways, I hope you all are trying to get better at golf, as I have been. It’s about beating your own self, your own skills on a daily basis.

Here’s some advanced swing thoughts that help me hit the ball like really good today and last whole week.

First, practice a lot of 50-80 yard pitch shots and challenge yourself if you can hit these short pitch shots perfect. I practice these most often as they serve as core fundamentals for your golf shots, swing, and more.

If you can find a good swing that can hit good pitch shots, you will inevitably end up hitting great full shots and great drives.

And here’s the real secret sauce that I’ve been using:

The backswing is composed of your whole body working together.

Your downswing on longer shots should be more or less “effortless” or automatic if you will. The full swing on a driver is so big that you shouldn’t have to think. I like to think of my lower body’s transition and turning through on the longer shots, that’s about it. There’s no way you can manipulate the longer shots with your hand.

On the other hand, shorts iron shots and pitch shots require some finesse with your hands and arms, you will have to learn to hit various different shots on the short ones especially.

That’s about it but this could help you if you are trying to get better.