If you are trying to address an issue with your swing, don’t make the mistake of trying to fix the symptom. Make sure you are addressing the real issue
next week at the World Long Drive Championships I’ll be up against the best of the best, and I’ll have to be at my very best to prevail. I’ll take any edge I can get. And I’ll let you know how it goes.
Just a few days left before the competition. I’ve been doing a bunch of last minute equipment testing. John Greenwood added another little shaft tweak to the ultralight shaft I’m going to be using that added a little stability but...
Golf is a game of confidence. If confidence is so important then the more we know about confidence and the more confident we can be on the course the better we’ll play. My research shows that the three most important aspects of confidence are comfort, commitment, and concentration.
Over time my student had fallen into the habit of “ball focus” rather than target focus. He was so focused on getting the club to the ball square that his body was orienting to the ball at impact, rather than orienting to the target. That was creating the crunch. It was turning into a habit, and making his slice worse.
When you practice to learn about or refine your mechanics your focus should be internal. Not on the results. Your goal is to learn about your swing by refining your internal feedback and awareness abilities. What happens to the ball after you hit it, and whether it goes at a target or not, is simply data that can help you diagnose and interpret your swing better.
If you can’t feel something, you can’t change it. To change your swing, you must first develop an awareness of your swing around the aspect you wish to change.
The secret to effective practice is working in 5-ball sets, rotating through three different but related technique areas. Watch the video to see what I mean.