One of the most tragedies you will face in golf is when you try to “change” your golf swing on the golf course because you are mishitting shots left and right.
I know this blog post is labeled, “How to change your golf swing on the golf course”, but that is actually the LAST thing you will ever want to do.
The best way to actually change your golf swing without changing it (really) is to SLOW DOWN your backswing.
That’s right, 99% of amateurs swing too fast when playing on the real golf course because it’s human nature.
The next time you hook or slice your drive OB, I want you to take a deep breath. Then, without changing your swing, simply slow down your backswing about one pace.
When you slow down your backswing, you essentially swing down your whole swing.
Part of mysteries in golf is that your heart beat simply beats faster when playing real golf. Hence, without you knowing, you subconsciously swing a tad faster than you did at the driving range. (when you hit those perfect shots)
If you hit 3 shots in a row really bad even after slowing down your swing, I would say even then do not try to change your swing on the golf course. Instead, play that error whether it’s a 50 yard slice or hook. (As I did outline in my free E-book by the way, highly recommended for those of you who haven’t.)
Remember, when you slow down your body, your heart beat slows down too. Other than that, try to slow down everything else you do including walking.
Breathing deep 4 counts in and 4 counts out also helps, something a lot of the tour guys actually do including Paul Azinger. (who mentioned this was one of his most breaking techniques to make it to the PGA Tour in his book Zinger. By the way, Paul Azinger is one of my all-time golfing heroes, he’s also probably the Tour’s only golfer with super-closed clubface at the top, everyone said that wouldn’t stand under pressure. Paul Azinger won enough PGA Tour events to prove otherwise.)