Month: May 2019

Should You Swing Your Body Or Swing The Golf Club

Are you in control of the golf club … or is it in control of you:

  • Do you lose power/distance because you’re focused on moving the club on a certain swing path or position?
  • If your club is on the ‘correct’ swing path … does that mean your body is also moving correctly?
  • Which is more important to consistency … body movement or club position?

Many Golfers are focused on moving the golf club on a ‘correct’ swing path or swing plane. Yet, the effort you’re using to do so may be negatively effecting how well you hit the golf ball.

If you’re looking for more power, accuracy, and better consistency in your golf swing … you’ll surely see/hear something different than the usual by watching this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video:

Using Your Hips For Power In The Golf Swing

‘Your Hips … Your Golf Swing’

Turning, Rotating, Opening, Clearing … whatever term(s) you use … you’ve been told to use your hips accordingly. In this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video:
  • What’s The Role Of Your Hips In The Golf Swing?
  • Are You Trying To “Turn/Rotate/Open/Clear” Your Hips Before Hitting The Ball?
  • How Do I Determine When To Start The “Turn/Rotate/Open/Clear” Movement?
  • Do My Hips Help Me To Generate More POWER?!!!!
If you’re curious to understand more about your hips in the golf swing … you’ll surely see/hear something different than the usual by watching this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video

The #1 Golf Swing Myth – Lifting Your Head!!!

Are You Keeping Your Head Still?!!!

Are you trying to keep your head down and/or still when you swing the golf club? If so, congratulations … you have a spot reserved within the largest group of Frustrated Golfers!

Which is unfortunate as this probably isn’t a group of Golfers you want to be a part of … as the lifting of your head isn’t causing the inconsistency in your golf swing.

Wow … that might be a difficult concept for you to digest as it’s the #1 swing thought for most Golfers!!

As Harvey Pennick wrote: ‘Looking up is the biggest alibi ever invented to explain a terrible shot. By the time you look up, you’ve already made the mistake that caused the bad shot.’

If you’re curious to see why it’s not the lifting of your head that’s causing your bad shots … you’ll surely help yourself by watching this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video:

The #2 Golf Swing Myth – Your Grip Needs To Be Interlock or Overlap

The Grip Is Boring… But, Muy Importante!!!

”Where’d you learn how to grip the golf club?”
Are you using an interlock grip or overlap grip?

Most people are taught a golf grip by someone that has been playing golf since they were younger than a teenager. Yet, the majority of people taking these lessons are doing so after the age of 40.

There’s a huge difference when you learn and practice holding a golf club 1000’s of times before entering high school vs picking up a club when you’re closer to retirement than you are to your high school graduation!

The way you hold your hands on the club is an important catalyst towards how well you’ll hit the golf ball … however, it’s not about how many knuckles you see or where the v’s are pointing or blah, blah, blah.

It’s more about — ‘Am I in control of the golf club, yet not squeezing too tight?’ For many Golfers it’s an either/or proposition. Meaning – your golf swing is either out of control when you’re attempting to hit the ball long and straight or you’re squeezing your hands too tight in order to stay in control of the golf club.

What’s The Solution?!!

If you’re curious to see if you’re current grip is the ideal grip for you … you’ll surely help yourself by watching this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video:

The #3 Golf Swing Myth – How To Stop Swaying In Your Backswing

You’re Swaying! You’re Swaying! You’re Swaying!

Is there a Golfer alive that hasn’t been accused of dancing with the ‘evil sway’?
  • What is a sway in the golf swing?
  • How do I know if I am swaying in my backswing?
  • Do I really have a sway just because another Golfer or Professional told me I’m doing it?
  • What inconsistent swing habits (compensations) have I created because I’m trying not to sway?
These are important questions that I believe Golfers of all skill levels should be asking themselves … as the ‘diabolical sway’ is often misdiagnosed in golf lessons. Which leads many Golfers to go on a frustrating search for golf tips and swing techniques to stop what they’ve been told is hurting their golf swing.
Yet, the accumulation of these supposed solutions are most likely causing other issues in your golf swing … meaning you’re just going to be overloaded with even more swing tips each time you go to hit the golf ball.

Improving your Swing Mechanics is essential to better golf … however, we’ve found that it’s difficult for many Golfers to improve their golf swing mechanics when you’re trying to stand too still to avoid the ‘repulsive sway’!

If you’re tired of being told that you’re swaying in your golf swing … you’ll surely help yourself by watching ‘The #3 Swing Myth – That’s Holding You Back’ in this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video:

The #4 Golf Swing Myth – You Need Perfect Alignment (Aim) To Hit The Golf Ball Straight

The #4 Golf Swing Myth … Perfect Alignment Of Your Feet
Swing Tips Like The Above Are Probably Making You An Even More Inconsistent Golfer!

Last week we showed the #5 Golf Swing Myth – related to having a “Baseball Swing” Golf Swing. This week the countdown continues with the #4 Golf Swing Myth

Alignment (or aiming) is often taught be telling the Golfer to aim parallel to their target. Where the Golfer needs to have their feet on a straight line just slightly left of the target (for a right hand Golfer). And that if your feet are aimed a little to the left or right … you don’t have a chance to hit the ball straight to the target.
This myth is untrue – you don’t need to be perfectly parallel to your target.
Watch this video to see how you can work on your aim and alignment based on your personal golf swing

The #5 Golf Swing Myth – The Baseball Swing Is Messing Me Up!

The Top 5 Myths You Might Be Trying In Your Swing … That’s Probably Making You Even More Inconsistent

Have you been told that you’re an Inconsistent Golfer because you swing the golf club like a baseball swing?
Many Golfers have been told that a baseball swing is messing up their golf swing. Yet, just like many other sports moves … a baseball swing is very similar to a golf swing.
The athletic motion of the body moving through the ball with the club/bat swinging around the body … is almost the same motion whether you’re playing golf or baseball. The same is true with returning a ball in tennis … the way the body moves through the ball is similar to the golf swing.

The golf swing is similar to many other sports moves that you can learn to incorporate into your golf swing to become a more natural Golfer that is much more consistent on the golf course

Watch this video to see more about how you can improve your golf swing … you’ll surely help yourself by watching this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video to see the #5 Golf Swing Myth

Are Your Ready To Make Your Best, Most Consistent Golf Swing

Are Your Ready To Make Your Best Golf Swing?

To be prepared to make your best golf swing goes beyond your grip, swing path and follow-through. Because if you’re not ready … you’re not going to be able to make a consistent golf swing.
  • Will you be able to hold the club in your hands with a loose, but firm grip if your fingers and forearms are squeezing too tight?
  • Will your golf club move on a consistent swing path on your back and forward swing … if your body is not warmed up and stretched correctly?
  • Will you be able to turn your body through to complete your swing to the fullest finish position (a follow-through that your body allows) if your hips, core and shoulders are tight?
The answer to all three questions is — of course not!

Improving your Golf Swing Mechanics is essential to better, more consistent golf … however, we have found that it’s difficult for many Golfers to improve their golf swing mechanics when their hands, arms, hips, shoulders and overall body doesn’t allow for the movements that allow for consistent swing mechanics to happen.

Hip turn and shoulder turn in the golf swing can be improved to help you create a consistent golf swing
If you’d like to continue to improve your ability to perform more consistent golf swing mechanics … you’ll surely help yourself by watching this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video –

Using Your Hips For More Power In Your Golf Swing!!!

Think Of Your Golf Swing As If You’re A Machine!
Having more consistent golf swing mechanics is the difference between struggling as a 20+ handicap versus having the confidence of a 10 handicap. However, these swing mechanics can only be incorporated into your golf swing once your body is ready.

Most Golfers are trying to force the ‘correct’ swing mechanics into a body that might not be physically able (at this point) to allow those swing techniques.

So the Golfer goes on yet another search for more golf swing tips because the previous ones aren’t working. Thus, adding even more swing thoughts on top of all the other golf swing tips that you’ve already tried!

Every machine needs to be properly maintained if it’s going to work effectively and consistently … and your body is the most important machine in your life!

‘Most People Treat Their Car Better Than They Treat Their Body — Though, You Can’t Lease A New Body Every Two Years!’
You can start the process of training your body to allow for proper swing mechanics by watching this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video –

Improve Your Turn For More Consistency In The Golf Swing

Are You Properly Turning Your Shoulders & Hips In Your Golf Swing?

What are you focusing on in your golf swing when you hit a golf ball? For many Golfers … they’re thinking about their shoulder turn and hip turn.

And while there’s nothing wrong with that … there are many ways to turn in your golf swing … yet, not all are efficient (correct) for your golf swing.

Turning your shoulders and/or hips is too general of a concept for each person to consistently implement. What a turn feels like for one Golfer may feel like a sway for another – a reverse pivot for another – or over-rotated or under-rotated for another.

Each Golfer reading this has a different Feel … so each of us will have a slightly different turning motion in our personal golf swing.

So how do you find how to turn in the golf swing? You can start the process of feeling your proper swing rotation by watching this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video:

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