Yesterday, I showed you how to practice with less balls (and with quality), well today, let me show you how to swing “effortlessly” with great rhythm, something that happened to me by accident.
While trying to take it slow and really focus on every practice ball I hit, one of the things I used to do suddenly hit me. (I know, it’s slowly coming back, hitting the golf ball pure.)
When I used to hit the ball really well, I remember being able to hit every club in my golf bag effortlessly, even the driver.
Essentially, when I used to hit the ball effortlessly, I could hit thousands of balls continuously without rest.
Well, I suddenly remembered that all I did was think of an “effortless” rhythm.
I started applying an “effortless” rhythm and immediately I began to start hitting the ball pretty darn good, straight and actually longer than ever (because I was hitting the ball squarely on the sweetspot time after time).
If you watch pros on TV, you know how “effortless” they swing. Simply copy their rhythm and I bet you will hit the ball better.
The only way you will be able to learn the “effortless” rhythm is by seeing it in your mind and practicing it on the practice tee.
So, let me show you exactly what I mean with bunch of great golf swings that I would call “effortless” on YouTube:
Take a look at Fred Couple’s driver shot on (the first one) on this video:
That would be an “ideal” rhythm where you can clearly see Freddie isn’t trying to hit the ball hard (although he does) but has a great “effortless” rhythm.
Here’s Tiger’s iron swing back in 2005:
I like the rhythm on this one, that’s what you should be trying to look at, trying to grasp the “rhythm”.
Also check out Jack Nicklaus’s iron shot rhythm on this one:
A bit fast but the rhythm is “effortless”, you can see how smooth Jack’s transition is from the top to the downswing, that’s what you want.
Also check out Greg Norman’s short iron shot from his prime:
Greg Norman’s wedge shots are a thing of beauty, especially his rhythm, looks so “effortless”.
These are just the “best” examples I could find of many golf pros that looks “effortless”.
Watch these videos over and over and try them the next time you are on the course or the practice range.