Practice Golf Swing
Better Than Your Real Golf Swing?
excerpt from the book
Golf Swing Eureka by
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my practice swing often better than my real
understood the answer to this question it
made a big difference to my golf swing. How
many golfers do you see on the tee making a
nice free practice swing and then duff or
slice the ball with their real swing? It
happens doesn't it, it happens a lot. Well,
I came to realise that when I understood the
journey that the golf club needs to take
around your body then I also realised where
so many amateur golfers were going wrong
with the difference between their practice
swing and their real swing.
when you understand that the golf swing is
about technique not aggression then your
body starts to work differently.
make your practice swing you remain relaxed
and free moving. When you make your real
swing you immediately start to tense the big
muscles in your body particularly your back
and shoulders. Your brain starts telling you
body 'look guys if we want to hit this ball
a mile then we need to put loads of effort
it' - WRONG!
time you swing - remember to keep your back
and shoulder muscles relaxed so that your
real swing is as good and as free as your
the proper and most efficient golf swing is
all about technique not aggression.
answer to this question lies in the way we
think the golf swing works - we need to
convince ourselves that the Pro Golfers
swing works - Power without effort - and we
too will follow their lead.
exercise to demonstrate that loose muscles
work better than tense muscles is to try
running down your garden with loose muscles
then tense your muscles and try again - the
difference is dramatic isn't it and the golf
swing is no different, we need to keep our
muscles relaxed for them to work
prior to moving doesn't help - you need to
relax to let your muscles work properly at
the right point in your swing.
the main problems that generates this
tensing motion is caused by the way many
amateur golfers practice. How many golfers
have you seen at the golf range who go
straight for their driver and start trying
to knock the ball out of the range? Many I
would guess. These golfers are simply trying
too hard. Golfers should concentrate on
accuracy on the range not distance i.e. how
close can I hit it to a line from me to the
of practising that takes out the need to try
and knock the skin off the ball is to use
plastic balls, you know the ones you can by
from the golf shop. Once you start hitting
these balls you quickly realise you can't
hit these balls 300 yards so don't try to.
It results in you concentrating far better
on technique. They also have the added
benefit that you only need about 30 yards of
space to practice in.
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