Balance is the Key to a Great Golf Swing

Balance is the Key to a Great Golf Swing

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Since: May 12

Portland, OR

#1 Aug 24, 2012
Balance is the key factor that keeps the club at the same distance from the ball no matter where we are on the arc of the swing. By beginning our swing in a balanced comfortable position we will go a long way toward insuring that we will finish our swing in the same way.

When I play alone, I make a special effort to take each shot and concentrate on all the factors necessary to make a great shot with cheap golf clubs. Approaching the ball from behind, picking out my long distance target, my intermediate target and then beginning my setup routine. The main thing I want to emphasize today is the whole question of balance. How many times on the course have you seen someone take a swing and almost fall over?

The process begins with the setup. When you have decided upon your target and are now establishing your body beside the ball to send it on its way down the fairway. After I have insured that I have the proper grip, the next thing I want to establish is the proper distance from the ball. I want my arms hanging directly down from my shoulders in a relaxed position I check to insure that I am standing close without crowding the ball or reaching out for it.

Now that I have established the proper distance I want to insure that I have good knee bend and straight spine alignment. You have undoubtedly heard this before but it is critical to the balance process, good knee bend insures that you will maintain your balance through out the swing with golf putter and the straight spine insures that your swing will follow a path around your body that enables you to return to the ball with maximum power.

The best visual way to achieve this is to focus on the triangle formed by your hands on the club and your shoulders. That triangle should never break down. As you turn into your back swing your hands should always remain constantly in front of a fixed point on your chest. When you reach the top of the swing, the triangle will simply rise straight up as you coil the shoulders to store the power for the downswing.

This focus keeps the swing on the correct path for anyone who uses it, short or tall. The best thing is that it keeps the elbows from flying out and enables you to apply maximum power to the ball on the downswing with taylor made r11 driver. Another tremendous benefit is that it keeps you from swaying away from the ball on the backswing which means your downswing is a simple uncoil through the ball into your balanced finish.

One of the reasons the game of golf is difficult to master is the fact that it is impossible to think about any of the above while you are actually executing the swing. It typically takes about 1.5 to 2 seconds to complete the whole golf swing. Any thought that you try to add to the swing mechanics during the swing itself is sure to only complicate the swing.

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