It’s the single most important part of golf: the swing. Besides learning to hold a club, it’s the first lesson you learned about the game. But occasionally something goes awry—even among seasoned players.
It may be minor or something so outrageous as missing the ball altogether. How do you fix your swing?
Here are 2 ways to get you back into the swing of things:
First things first: Golfers occasionally make adjustments over time to develop power, to add more distance, or to achieve other game goals. While the changes may feel subtle and produce other desirable gains, other parts of your game begin to deteriorate, sometimes very slowly. You change your shoulder positioning, for example, to gain lift or to obtain some other objective.
What should you do to regain that initial finesse? Go back to square 1. Do what you did in the beginning; return to the same parallel-shoulder-to-target-line stance you learned at first.
Get a grip: How are you holding your club? If you’re squeezing your club too tightly, you’re going to lose the club release or not produce adequate club speed. Pros recommend holding the club at a force of 4 out of 10 with 10 being the strongest.
Restoring your game to full potential (or its former luster) can be as easy as returning to the basics and adopting a few simple techniques.
Adapted from Golfweek[i]
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