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It Is Always About You
I can improve your golf and help you have more fun. And it's a lot easier than most of you think. Too many golfers look out at others, frantically reading magazines having responded to a cover headline that offers you 5 tips from Hunter Mahan on how to hit it closer.
If you do read the golf magazines you will have noticed that the start of the downswing has been a very popular subject. Trouble is, if I was a golfer looking to learn about the golf swing, I'd be just a little confused right now.
Here are just three of the suggestions: "Fire up the hips", "Drive into the ground with your legs" and "Pull down with the hands". So, three recommendations for how to start the downswing, each one recommending a different part of the body to initiate the movement back towards the golf ball.
I am not ridiculing the authors at all. In fact, each piece of advice might be right. It depends on the golfer. The first suggestion presupposes that you have got to a good position at the top of the backswing with shoulders and hips turned, outside leg extended and that, critically, you have the waist and suppleness to start the rotation of your hips back to square, without starting your shoulder turn immediately. Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy both have bodies and swings that allow the hips to be used to leverage tremendous power with accuracy.
If you are not supple or you have not reached a good position at the top of the backswing though, you will need to be very careful that this movement does not just drag your outside shoulder outside the line, making it impossible to attack the ball from the correct angle. So, one piece of advice works for some golfers, but not others.
I want to improve more golfers so that they can add distance, accuracy and consistency to their game. That comes with two very important thoughts about you, not me. You come with a pre-prepared golf swing, a level of athletic ability and a body that will have its own particular idiosyncrasies and level of fitness. Any recommended change has to be specific to you.
The second is that you will want to set a personal improvement goal within the context of the time you have to practice and how much change you want to embrace.
My job is to take "you" and work with "you" to find the approach to improvement that will work best for "you". My guidance and instruction has to make sense to "you". My suggestion is that you do find a golf coach that is prepared to know you, work with you and support you on whatever road to improvement you want to make. Contact me if you would like to start on the road to improvement over the next few months.
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