Well, today I kept thinking about how I have been hitting the golf ball for the last 20 or so years of my life and by examining the top golfers in the world, I have come to a conclusion that I have finally found the secret to a consistent golf swing.
Here’s the secret to a consistent golf swing:
“Keep the swing in motion”
What do I mean by that?
Well, if you have noticed, every top golfer waggles his club before starting his/her swing.
The waggle is simply a preview “feel” of you swing before you swing the club.
For example, unlike other sports, Golf requires you to start at a static position. (similar to a Basketball free throw shot)
Once you start your golf swing, you don’t ever want to disrupt or stop your motion in anyway.
How can you achieve this?
You need to think outside the box and think of a swing as a one continuous motion just like throwing a baseball or shooting a basketball.
One continuous motion requires that your whole swing flows at one continuous speed.
Ben Hogan used to start his downswing before the completion of his backswing. In reality, the concept backswing, impact, and the finish are only “snapshots” of your one continuous swing.
Do not try to achieve a backswing position, rather try to swing in one-motion. To correct any swing flaws in your swing, you need to do that while keeping in mind that a swing is one continuous motion.
So next time you head out to the range, practice swinging in one continuous motion.
Drills for feeling this?
You can setup about 5 to 10 balls in front of you and try to hit them all, one-by-one, without stopping your swing. This drill is actually very well-known by most teachers and pros but it will definitely teach you the “feel” of one continuous swing and help you swing with “feel” and less “mechanics”.
Well, that’s all for today folks, this might be the best secret, of course for making few bucks off your golf buddies and winning that club championship.
I might analyze a lot of the pro swings, but you have to realize golf is not a game of swing mechanics, but of swing motion.