Fix Your Golf Swing Tips 61-70

    Rebuild Your Golf Swing One Change At A Time

    1. Rebuild Your Golf Swing One Change At A Time



    The golf swing is one of the most challenging individual skills in all of sports. Rarely in any sport will you find a motion that requires such an advanced combination of balance, power, timing, and control. You can't simply overpower a golf ball to launch it down the fairway, but you can't finesse it toward the target either. Only the players who are able to beautifully combine the various necessary elements in the golf swing will be able to hit consistently excellent shots. Without a doubt, hitting a golf ball is one of the most difficult tasks in the entire sports world.

    How to Trigger the Downswing - Golf Tip

    2. How to Trigger the Downswing - Golf Tip



    Among the many challenges that golfers face during the swing is knowing exactly when and how to trigger the start of the downswing Obviously, your swing is going to start by moving the club head away from the ball as your body turns away from the target. At some point, however, that motion needs to reverse and your backswing needs to transition into a downswing. It is at this key moment that things can either go terribly wrong – or exactly right. When you are able to get the transition to the downswing correct, much of the rest of your swing will take care of itself.

    What is a Rotary Golf Swing?

    3. What is a Rotary Golf Swing?



    In essence, a rotary swing involves the body revolving (rotating) around a fixed point, the spine. There's minimal lateral movement on the backswing or follow-through; the weight shift to the right foot, then the left, is very subtle. The rotary swing is designed to generate power from the core muscles (hips, torso) while placing minimal stress on the joints and spine.

    Swing Left to Hit the Ball Straight, Golf Tip

    4. Swing Left to Hit the Ball Straight, Golf Tip



    Hitting the golf ball straight is a tremendous challenge. In fact, many golf teachers tell their students to not even try to hit the ball straight, as it is simply too difficult. Instead, many golf instructors will have their players attempt to turn the ball in one direction or another as it moves through the air. By intentionally hitting a curve, golfers can rid themselves of the pressure of trying to hit the ball straight.

    Golf Slot

    5. Golf Slot



    Every pro golfer’s swing is built to put the club in this slot. An inside angle of attack – aka an inside-to-out swing path – is necessary to draw the ball. It also maximizes power by compressing the ball against the clubface in a way that’s practically impossible if your swing is outside-to-inside (aka “over the top”).

    Tips to Cure Your Pulled Golf Shots

    6. Tips to Cure Your Pulled Golf Shots



    A pulled problem shot that flies left of target and stays there, with little or no curve in either direction, can be a sign of several different swing maladies. If you have a habit of pulling drives or other pulled full shots, here are a few possible pulled shot causes and tip fix cures to help correct the pull golf shot problem.

    Golf Swing Plane: Understanding One vs. Two

    7. Golf Swing Plane: Understanding One vs. Two



    The most basic way to tell the difference is by viewing a golfer at the top of the backswing, looking down the line toward the target. In a one-plane swing, the left arm and shoulders will be on or very near the same plane or level (e.g. one plane). In a two-plane swing, the left arm will typically be on a steeper angle than the shoulders, on a plane between the shoulders and head.

    Should Left Heel Lift On the Backswing? Golf Tip

    8. Should Left Heel Lift On the Backswing? Golf Tip



    Not every golfer's left heel will leave the turf. Those with good flexibility, for example, sometimes keep the foot planted on the backswing. This is considered ideal as it creates power-generating torsion between the upper and lower bodies. Though not every golfer can make a full turn while keeping the left heel down, it's best to limit the lift. A heel too high allows the body to sway, rather than turn, and makes timing the downswing more difficult.

    What Are The Square Club Face Checkpoints Throughout The Golf Swing? Golf Tip

    9. What Are The Square Club Face Checkpoints Throughout The Golf Swing? Golf Tip



    When swinging a golf club around the body, there are a number of different checkpoints players can use to see if their club face is in the correct position. A common mistake some golfers make is to believe they must keep the club face pointed at the ball for as long as possible during the back swing. This is not the case as a technically sound back swing moves away from the ball on an inside and upward plane. Keeping the club face pointed at the ball throughout this path would in fact close it in relation to the target.

    Where And Why Should The Club Be Pointed At The Top Of The Golf Swing? Golf Tip

    10. Where And Why Should The Club Be Pointed At The Top Of The Golf Swing? Golf Tip



    There are many different check points golfers can use throughout the swing to ensure they achieve the best technique. One such check point is where the club is pointing at the top of the swing. Many great players have strange, unique and sometimes downright weird club positions at the top of the back swing. These unique positions, such as the huge over swing deployed by John Daley, work fantastically well for those players but may not have the same benefit for the average golfer.