You know, you have one of those days when you find your swing, every swing feels effortless, you can hit every shot at the target. Today was such a day for me, let me share you some insights what I tried to do today.
For one, I haven’t hit balls all week due to me playing with new gadgets such as my new Canon 7D DSLR.
I felt really fresh heading out to the range and even felt a little out of it since it’s been so long (like 3 days) without hitting golf balls.
Last time I was at the range, I remember hitting a lot of balls and trying to hard.
There was a time when I used to swing effortlessly and shoot under par every time I played. Well, today I tried that.
Instead of trying to “perfect” my swing mechanics (and btw, there is no such thing as perfection in golf, pros have only tried to set some guidelines but that is really all, guidelines, no swing guru can tell you how to swing perfectly in reality.), today I simply tried to develop a swing that was more effortless, like how I used to hit the ball.
When you try to swing effortlessly, a great thing happens, you can literally hit ball after ball and you never get tired.
Anyways, this is what it felt like:
First, I relaxed my hands throughout my swing. This allowed me to naturally get into the right positions during the swing without tension creeping in.
Second, I felt like my backswing was like holding a basketball and simply turning to the right. (on my plane created by my spine angle)
I really felt like I was swinging a basketball and not a golf club, meaning it felt like I was using my body.
Third, I simply try to hit the ball as solid as I can without trying to do too much.
When I did these things, something wonderful happened, that is I felt like my head and body was no longer restricted. I didn’t look up but immediately after I hit the ball after impact, I felt like I was coming up on the shot but it felt so “right” and “comfortable”.
Before, I was all trying to keep my spine angle consistent. And you know what happens when you do that, you might hit the ball good but you are putting awful lot of pressure to your lower back plus when you are tired, you tend to slap at the ball with your hands.(especially under pressure)
Instead, I put the pressure off my lower back by simply standing up more after impact.
Let’s just put it this way, I had the best ball striking day this year. I hit 2 jumbo buckets today and I feel like I didn’t even hit balls.
This could help you, perhaps you want to try less next time you practice and let natural instincts take over.
I will have a video soon, I know this will look much better than my last swing video so hopefully tomorrow!