Posts Tagged ‘body swing’

How to Swing With Your Body!

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

For those of you who want to really learn to swing with your body, you will want to read the rest of this blog post.

To really swing with your body, there’s one exercise I do and let me tell you how to do that exercise.

First, I want you to setup with a golf club (any will do) and take your address as if you are going to swing a real ball.

Second, I want you to grip it with both of your hands like you would normally then take your left hand off there while leaving your right hand on the golf club.

Third, I want you to use your body to move your shoulders, arms, hands, and the golf club to the top of your swing very, very slowly.  Let me emphasize again that you want to do this as slowly as possible and feel all your big muscles like the torso and the core of your body doing the turning of the backswing.

Also when you use your body to get to the top of the swing, I want you to really “feel” your body “turning”.

Can  you feel it yet?

If you can feel it, that’s how you swing a golf club with your body.

For the downswing, it’s the same thing, you use your body to control the downswing.

Why is this so important?

Because when you swing the golf club with your body, you will be able to swing the same way time and time and also be able to hit the ball longer, straighter, and effortlessly.

Also if you tend to take a lot of time from golf like I have been, it simply makes sense to have a golf swing that’s easy to repeat and uses your body as control point.

Anyways, I’ve been using this new swing (that I’ve forgotten) lately and hitting like every fairway, flawless iron shots that “nip” the grass just right.

Try it, really, and I bet it will help you feel what the correct golf swing motion is like.

Really Hitting the Ball with Your Body!

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Today marks my 60th day of golfing everyday.  Whether I hit 135 golf balls on the range or played 18th holes, I haven’t missed a single day of golf for the last two months.

Yes, if you want to improve as bad as I want to, you will have to play golf everyday.  That is surely one way to improve.

Of course, today I had one of those days when my ball was just hitting the sweetspot of my clubface every time.  In fact, I hit it so many times so pure that after hitting 20 balls, my clubface would leave an imprint of exactly where the ball hit.

What was different today than any other day was that I was beginning to become more “aware” of my body as a whole and simply began swinging with my “whole body”.

I know, I know, it’s so simple but next time you are on the range, see if you can feel yourself swinging with your “whole body”, even on your takeaway, backswing, downswing, and the finish.

When you can do that, you have taken a lot of club manipulations (by your hands) out of the equation.

But it does take you a long time before you “finally” get it, swinging with your “whole body”.  Even me, I didn’t hit many balls or practice often and took me 2 months to “get it back”.

Think of golf as an art.  Each stroke you make will make a difference but it will be many strokes before your art becomes masterful.    Don’t try to become so good overnight because you simply can’t.

Try to work on 2 or 3 things at a time and try different things until you find something that works for you.

Positions and swing plane is great to work on except if you ain’t flushing the golf ball on target and on the sweetspot, you might as well go fishing for a bit.

The point is, you need to make theory and your swing work together.  Golf is really hard because there’s no right answer nor right golf swing for everyone and everyone has a different swing.

You just need to find one that gives you consistent results and the one that lets you hit the golf ball on the sweetspot of your golf club.

Other than that, you just need to have a good grip and swing on-plane.

Anyways, keep practicin’ and make sure you take your time and think, visualize the results you want.  Also analyze what you did wrong after a round and work on your weaknesses.

That’s all I am doin’, just trying to get the little things worked out so I can hit the ball closer to the hole.

Good luck!

P.S. I had some personal emergencies today and couldn’t play golf but just practiced.  Well, I will try to get a round in tomorrow hopefully…

All Body Swing!

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Yup, today’s golf swing practice went pretty darn well.

One of the things I was doing wrong was aiming.  I was aiming way too far left and I kept hitting a 20-yard banana fade (or slice) OR a 30-50 yard duck hook.

After I found out my aiming was off by at least 30 yards left of my target, I used a club to align myself.

Voila, it’s one of those moments when you need to get back to basics of golf, I started hitting my golf ball right on target.  Even when I missed, my misses would stay within 10 yard radius to left or right.

Great result right?

Yup, it happens to even the best of the pros, aiming.   I was about to quit golf then I found out it was my aim.

Also, after correcting my aim, I kept still duck-hooking all my longer clubs like the driver.

At first, I started swinging easier, making sure to use my body to make the golf swing.

Then, I started hitting the ball like 320 yards easy with my driver and darn straight.   One more note, I was delaying my impact with my arms and hands then I tried delaying the whole lag process with my whole body.

Voila, I start hitting these 320 yard drives right down the pipe at my target.

After that, I re-gained confidence in my ability to shoot some low scores under par.   I will play this Saturday and see if these things prove to work on the course so until then, make sure you are aiming “parallel” to your target, and don’t forget to swing with your whole body!