Trusting Your New Golf Swing On The Golf Course (Video)
Trusting Your New Golf Swing On The Golf Course (Video)

As a golfer we can work really hard in practice and in preparation to make sure we have got the best quality of golf swing we can possibly have, but at some point, we have got to put our trust within our practice, take that on to the golf course and just let it all out and let it flow, let it happen and see what we get. And I think this over the top motion is probably one of the faults that I see reoccurring in golfer swings more than anything else. I think we often see golfers who on the driving range and in lessons will actually set up to the golf ball nicely get the club in the right position and bring the club back then as they would like on a more sort of traditional up and down swing path or even slightly from the inside.

Then I often say to golfers you know how did you play the weekend? How did you get on? What worked, what didn’t? Well I didn’t really feel like I trusted in it Pete, I went back to my old habit. And I think for a lot of golfers, it’s exactly that, it’s the trust, they stand up there on the first tee and this new and improved golf swing maybe isn’t quite ingrained enough they don’t quite trust it enough. So when they get to the first tee and the pressure is on, suddenly the club comes back outside the line over the top and then the golfer will see the old familiar ball flight of down the left side, carving back to the right and losing a bit of distance. So I think as a golfer, you have really got to work on two phases, firstly you have got to work on learning the right position and ingraining the right positions and then secondly learning to trust those right positions. And take that preparation that you have done on the driving range out on the golf course. So sometimes, it might be a case of going out o the golf course in a practice round for my first, potentially just playing 9 holes on your own on a relatively easy golf course with a couple of spare balls in your pocket. If that’s the case and you hit a bad tee shot and you felt like you didn’t trust it and you went back to your old habit, sticking the ball down and have another go, the golf course won’t mind if you hit a couple of shots of each tee as long as you don’t get your range basking out and hit 30 off each tee. But a couple of balls of each tee really trying to convince yourself to trust in the preparation you have had. Once you have done that in a practice round, then you can potentially build that up a little bit more, as you trust it more and start taking it out in competitions. So learn the right motions on the driving range learn to start trusting them then take those motions out onto the golf course and if you trust them on the golf course hopefully you can say bye-bye to the old over the top motion that you have had in the past.
2016-05-13

As a golfer we can work really hard in practice and in preparation to make sure we have got the best quality of golf swing we can possibly have, but at some point, we have got to put our trust within our practice, take that on to the golf course and just let it all out and let it flow, let it happen and see what we get. And I think this over the top motion is probably one of the faults that I see reoccurring in golfer swings more than anything else. I think we often see golfers who on the driving range and in lessons will actually set up to the golf ball nicely get the club in the right position and bring the club back then as they would like on a more sort of traditional up and down swing path or even slightly from the inside.

Then I often say to golfers you know how did you play the weekend? How did you get on? What worked, what didn’t? Well I didn’t really feel like I trusted in it Pete, I went back to my old habit. And I think for a lot of golfers, it’s exactly that, it’s the trust, they stand up there on the first tee and this new and improved golf swing maybe isn’t quite ingrained enough they don’t quite trust it enough. So when they get to the first tee and the pressure is on, suddenly the club comes back outside the line over the top and then the golfer will see the old familiar ball flight of down the left side, carving back to the right and losing a bit of distance. So I think as a golfer, you have really got to work on two phases, firstly you have got to work on learning the right position and ingraining the right positions and then secondly learning to trust those right positions. And take that preparation that you have done on the driving range out on the golf course. So sometimes, it might be a case of going out o the golf course in a practice round for my first, potentially just playing 9 holes on your own on a relatively easy golf course with a couple of spare balls in your pocket. If that’s the case and you hit a bad tee shot and you felt like you didn’t trust it and you went back to your old habit, sticking the ball down and have another go, the golf course won’t mind if you hit a couple of shots of each tee as long as you don’t get your range basking out and hit 30 off each tee. But a couple of balls of each tee really trying to convince yourself to trust in the preparation you have had. Once you have done that in a practice round, then you can potentially build that up a little bit more, as you trust it more and start taking it out in competitions. So learn the right motions on the driving range learn to start trusting them then take those motions out onto the golf course and if you trust them on the golf course hopefully you can say bye-bye to the old over the top motion that you have had in the past.