How to fix your golf swing- week three
How did you go? Did you manage to play three rounds of golf naturally? I hope you did, because it is a crucial step for you prior to moving on to week three.
By now you should have a better understanding of your golf game. A more instinctive approach will actually show you where your golf game is. You should now have a good reference point to work from. Manual control, continually fixing your swing and trying too hard doesn’t allow your real game to come to the surface.
I’m hopeful that you managed to play some good golf…if this is the case and you’re happy with the results you can move to week 4 and start taking your golf to the master or expert level of play.
If no, you may need to work on your golf swing a little. I’m not against improving your golf swing. Some technique is important, but it’s the order you do it that is of the most importance. Once you learn to play more naturally you should have developed a ‘natural’ shot…a golf shot that will be more prominent over all others. Sometimes your natural shot will be a poor one…maybe a slice or nasty hook.
If this is the case you’ll need to fix it…otherwise you’ll never be able to play consistently. Once you know what your ‘natural’ shot shape is, this is the perfect time to fix it. Too many golfers get this step wrong. They try and fix or alter their swing before they know what their natural tendencies are. This fixing mentality NEVER allows you to develop a great golf game…they spend more time fixing rather than playing.
How to fix your golf swing:
There are two keys for fixing your swing. The first is finding your natural golf swing, the second is getting the best information and golf instruction possible. I’ve shown you how to find your natural swing. Getting the best information on the swing is not so easy.
I realised that there is so much conflicting advice about the golf swing that it was difficult to know what was correct. It wasn’t unusual to be told one thing, and sometime later to be told the exact opposite. This made making significant improvement both difficult and frustrating.
To help understand the swing better became involved in a scientific study. I wanted to know exactly what happened in the swing and how to fix any errors. BioSwing was the culmination of that research. It is based on a three-dimensional and full body analysis of the golf swing. Muscle activity was also tested simultaneously, giving us a complete understanding of the intricacies of the swing.
I believe that improving your golf swing is only possible with correct information. Bad advice makes learning impossible. If you want to understand the best golf swing mechanics then view BioSwing. It is a complete golf swing model that has been translated into simple language.
Making swing changes:
Making positive changes is easy when you understand the learning process. The main goal has to be to get the changes to the automatic level. You MUST be able to perform the skill perfectly without thinking about it. If you don’t know how to do this your golf game will NEVER reach the highest standard possible. Learning to get changes to the automatic stage should never be taken for granted or left to chance.
Let me explain this in more detail.
Let’s say that you want to work on an aspect of your downswing that is giving you problems. Ideally you would be given the right information and perhaps some drills to correct the fault.
The idea is to perform the drill a few times with full attention. Full attention means that your focus is on doing the drill. You’re NOT worried about hitting the ball, or trying to hit perfect shots…just do the drill. In most cases learning a new move should be done away from the course and without a golf ball.
Now don’t spend too much time focused on the training drill. Repeat the drill a few times, then make some full swings (without a ball) thinking about the new move. The final step is to learn to go automatic. You do this by hitting some shots NOT thinking about the drill or the swing change. Again, don’t spend too much time on any step. A maximum of 10 drills, swings or shots is enough.
To ensure the swing changes get programmed in, repeat the above steps up to six times. Long practice sessions are not necessary. Short sharp sessions are more productive and fun…don’t go overboard!
It’s important to point out that you should only work on one thing at a time. Don’t try and fix your grip, back swing and down swing all at once. Choose one, and then spend 20 minutes or so on that task and move on.
When do you know when you have learned new skill?
This is easy. When you can perform the move without thinking about it. This is the magical step when you can all of a sudden just do something. It is a wonderful feeling that makes learning so much fun. If you follow the steps correctly learning will happen naturally. You don’t have to worry about anything…all changes will be automatically programmed into your system.
Once you’ve learned a new move or skill you are then free to fix another area of your game or go out and enjoy a game of golf. In the final lesson I’ll show you how you can learn to become a real master on the golf course. I’ll show you how you can develop confidence and consistency with each round you play.