Reteif Goosen Pro Golfer, Swing Sequence (Video)
Reteif Goosen Pro Golfer, Swing Sequence (Video)

Now like Ernie Els, Reteif Goosen the South African player, seems to have been around on a tour for years and years and just has one of those golf swings that everybody wants to copy. And it can't be a fluke that they’re both South African golfers, it must be down to something like the attitude or the weather or there’s a factory somewhere producing really good South African golfers with beautiful gold swings. But Goosen has one little mistake in his golf swings I'd like to highlight to you and then he has one part of his game that I really stress that you should do. Goosen sets up to the golf post really nicely, really relaxed at set up doesn’t look like he's got a tense bone in his body. Beautiful looking back swing, it's gotten a little bit shorter over recent years, which gives him a bit more control which is nice. But then through the impact phase, he has a tendency to bend his left arm a little bit, very few golfers do this, maybe Lee Westward is one of the only golfers, you'd see with the bent left arm, the slight chicken wing through the impact position.

The problem that creates for Goosen is often pitch as his body weight to a little bit too far back and he is prone sometimes to hitting the ground before the golf ball, catching the ball a little bit fat. So he has to work really hard on his transition; driving his body weight more into his left side, getting more forwards and having a nice big full follow through. So if you feel that you’re guilty also of hitting the ground a little bit before the ball, it could be because at the top of your swing, you come down, your left arm starts to pitch forwards a little bit bending, that throws your body weight particularly back a little bit, you catch the ground a little bit or you might just be scooping the ball a bit too high. So you want to work very hard on getting on top of the ball, covering the ball and trying to hit down a little bit lower, drilling it forward. One key thing to notice though is where you are taking divot.

Firstly, you should be taking divot, most good players would take a divot when they’re playing an iron club and it should happen after the golf ball. We don’t want to be striking the ground too much, lifting and scooping the ball before, we want to be taking ball then turf a nice little divot after the golf ball by getting your body weight forward. So the silky smooth swing that Reteif Goosen has is very good, the left elbow bend maybe not so good. The other really nice thing I'd like to copy from Reteif Goosen, is he has the nick name of the Ice Man. Now anybody that’s called the Ice Man is going to be pretty calm under pressure and that’s a great part of his game, similar to a lot of the South African golfers. Like I said before, they just have this attitude, this easy going approach that means that they’re very good under pressure. So if you feel that you’re walking around the golf club, banging your clubs, throwing your bag, throwing the flag stick, chucking the rags and you think would anybody call me the Ice Man right now?, probably not. So if you walk around the golf course a little bit more chilled, a little bit more calm, doing everything gently and slowly, just being a bit more relaxed about things, try and play like the Ice Man and you too can copy Reteif Goosen.

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2013-07-08

Now like Ernie Els, Reteif Goosen the South African player, seems to have been around on a tour for years and years and just has one of those golf swings that everybody wants to copy. And it can't be a fluke that they’re both South African golfers, it must be down to something like the attitude or the weather or there’s a factory somewhere producing really good South African golfers with beautiful gold swings. But Goosen has one little mistake in his golf swings I'd like to highlight to you and then he has one part of his game that I really stress that you should do. Goosen sets up to the golf post really nicely, really relaxed at set up doesn’t look like he's got a tense bone in his body. Beautiful looking back swing, it's gotten a little bit shorter over recent years, which gives him a bit more control which is nice. But then through the impact phase, he has a tendency to bend his left arm a little bit, very few golfers do this, maybe Lee Westward is one of the only golfers, you'd see with the bent left arm, the slight chicken wing through the impact position.

The problem that creates for Goosen is often pitch as his body weight to a little bit too far back and he is prone sometimes to hitting the ground before the golf ball, catching the ball a little bit fat. So he has to work really hard on his transition; driving his body weight more into his left side, getting more forwards and having a nice big full follow through. So if you feel that you’re guilty also of hitting the ground a little bit before the ball, it could be because at the top of your swing, you come down, your left arm starts to pitch forwards a little bit bending, that throws your body weight particularly back a little bit, you catch the ground a little bit or you might just be scooping the ball a bit too high. So you want to work very hard on getting on top of the ball, covering the ball and trying to hit down a little bit lower, drilling it forward. One key thing to notice though is where you are taking divot.

Firstly, you should be taking divot, most good players would take a divot when they’re playing an iron club and it should happen after the golf ball. We don’t want to be striking the ground too much, lifting and scooping the ball before, we want to be taking ball then turf a nice little divot after the golf ball by getting your body weight forward. So the silky smooth swing that Reteif Goosen has is very good, the left elbow bend maybe not so good. The other really nice thing I'd like to copy from Reteif Goosen, is he has the nick name of the Ice Man. Now anybody that’s called the Ice Man is going to be pretty calm under pressure and that’s a great part of his game, similar to a lot of the South African golfers. Like I said before, they just have this attitude, this easy going approach that means that they’re very good under pressure. So if you feel that you’re walking around the golf club, banging your clubs, throwing your bag, throwing the flag stick, chucking the rags and you think would anybody call me the Ice Man right now?, probably not. So if you walk around the golf course a little bit more chilled, a little bit more calm, doing everything gently and slowly, just being a bit more relaxed about things, try and play like the Ice Man and you too can copy Reteif Goosen.