Achieving consistency will help you hit the ball square, thus the ball will travel longer distances while reducing strokes from their score. The fundamental to consistency is to have a simple golf swing. The swing must have no wasted movement and good timing. Remember, The best way to do something is KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid).
To have a good swing the golfer needs an erect spine. Keeping it straight will give better body rotation. High handicaps are a result of too much movement in the swing, such as swaying. All this wasted energy causes a lack of focus on the golf ball. To achieve a constant swing there must be a limit to hip rotation. This will permit you to put more power into your golf swing.
Eliminate Excessive Hip Movement
Once a stable spine is accomplished, the hip movement in the swing will be better controlled. Hip rotation is good for other sports, like baseball, but not for golf. Rotation of the hips while swinging will cause swaying which makes the head move. If the head moves, there is no way to have a consistent golf swing.
Power is critical in a golf swing. The key element to power is to not swing too far back. All you need to do is coil around your spine.
These are three basic fundamentals to keep in mind: As you swing you must have a stable spine; eliminate excessive hip rotation; shorten your backswing, your club does not have to be parallel. These tips help you get more efficient movement in your swing.
Remember, the best golf swing does not have a lot of movement at all. Pro golfers understand this principle, and that is why they are so successful. Keeping the swing simple creates consistency in striking the center of the ball.
The simple golf swing allows a player to perform better in difficult and nerve wracking situations. Once you have practiced hard and long enough your body becomes accustom to the swing. When that happens your swing will become effortless and consistent. Everyone's "perfect" golf swing is different from everybody else. After you achieve your "perfect" swing the confidence in your golf game will increase.
This will allow you to play without being distracted even in tournaments where the pressure can be very intense. Now, once you have your swing down pat, all you need to do is concentrate on your mental game.
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By: Wayne Traff