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Having a full golf swing rebuild is a multi-stage progressive beast if you like. We can spend a lot of time setting the feet in the right place and setting the hands in the right place making sure that’s all absolutely perfect, but that’s probably the easiest side of things. The progression as we start to move into the moving part of the golf swing is often going to be a little bit more difficult to do because a lot of the old swing thoughts and the old swing feelings will still be very well engrained, but now the swing thoughts and swing feelings are trying to happen but from a different setup position. So you’ve got a bit of the old clashing with a bit of the new and sometimes that’s where the golfer can struggle from. So what I’d suggest is you get your setup right, you get your grip right and then you progress through your swing one bit at a time trying to make the new feelings, the new positions work in, and the old positions to work out because clearly the old positions were what you wanted, otherwise you won’t be making the swing transitions and the swing progressions that you’re making with this rebuild.

So setting up the golf ball in this new position, we’ve got the new set, we’ve got the new grip, the next thing I would tackle would be taking the club away correctly, making sure the club moves back away from the ball in the way you or your coach wants to see in the backswing, so a good shot point making sure the club head sits nicely aligned with your hands, that’s a good takeaway, that’s setting you up in the right position to then lift the golf club to the top. If you are taking the club outside the line or inside the line, that’s probably a little bit of what your old habits would have looked like taking the club back on line is an essential part of making a good swing. The next thing you’d probably look for is just how this transition works. Historically in your swing, a lot of golfers would have made faults at the top of their swing in the transition. So the movement between taking the club up and bringing the club down again, that’s where a lot of things would have gone a little bit arraying and a little bit pear shaped. So if we can get the club to come up and then transition in the right way coming back down into the golf ball that should make you a lot more successful.

So you’ve got this backswing then you’ve got the top position then coming down into the ball, we want to make sure the lower body is then acting in the right way to coincide with the new swing. So a lot of golfers when they get to the top, the lower body works in one particular fashion, if that’s not how your lower body should be working with you and your coach in mind, making these relevant changes, you’ve got to work quite hard on this. This is the important pick coming down into impact when everything is focused at generating power and hitting that golf ball as well then as hard as you can, but If you’re trying to make changes to your lower body transition at that point it can all get a little bit confusing. So it’s putting at the mean stages at this progression as you move along, you’ve got your set right, you’ve got your grip right, you’ve got your backswing, you’ve got your transition and then you’ve got your lower body. It sounds like a lot to work and which is why I would encourage you to take a decent amount of time off, go through the winter time when you’re not playing a great deal, spend the time on the driving range, and feed in each piece of your golf swing into this progressive change. And I think that’s the best way to rebuild your entire game.