Your Backswing Determines Your Forward Swing
As most Golfers that hit inconsistent shots are trying to get a better understanding of why they don’t see consistency … even when talking about their bad shots. Why does one shot go right and the next goes left? “If I’m doing the same thing wrong … shouldn’t my bad shots be similar?”
To give you an answer – you must understand that the same bad movement on your backswing can cause different bad shots on your forward swing. Meaning the same error on your backswing could cause you to hit a ball too far right on one shot … while having you hit the ball too far left on your next shot.
Same bad habit … different results.
And although you’d think that one bad movement will cause the same bad shot over and over … in reality … that’s not the case. Because you may compensate differently each time you start on your forward swing.
For example: a Golfer may put themselves into a bad position when they try to turn their shoulders on their back swing because they aren’t flexible enough to get into a “pro style” full shoulder turn. The overdoing of the turning action may start pulling your hips too much towards your back foot. Which then may overload your weight on your right foot … causing you to be borderline off balance.
While in this slightly off balance position – now you’ll need to compensate to get your weight moving forward on the forward swing. So you may have to force your hips forward … which would cause you to dip your right shoulder. And then you’d either hit behind the ball or block the ball off to the right.
Though, the next time you swing … you make the same back swing (because that’s all you can do) and are again semi off balance. But this time in trying to correct the dipping of the shoulder … you compensate by trying to turn your shoulders to start the forward swing.
Yet, because your weight is still on your back foot … you’ll probably pull the ball too far to the left. And then the next swing to prevent the pull … you leave the clubface open (pointing right) and slice the heck out of the ball.
So three completely different shots caused by the same backswing issue. Thus, that’s one reason why you’re so inconsistent even though you may feel as though you’re swinging the same way on every swing. Because you are swinging the same on the backswing … you’re just compensating differently on the forward swing.
If you want to improve – you must remember that the forward swing is just an effect of the bad backswing … meaning the forward swing is IMPOSSIBLE to fix until you fix your backswing.
But the backswing will be almost impossible to fix until you improve your flexibility to allow for your body to make a proper movement. Now, we’re not saying you need to go on a total fitness program and dedicate your life to flexibility. We’re just suggesting that if you improve your flexibility a little … you’re giving yourself the potential to improve your backswing … which will improve your forward swing.
Which would improve how much you’d enjoy hitting more consistent shots, with more distance and then have more fun playing golf.
So this week we have another video for you to work on during this winter season so that you’re prepared to “kick some butt” this coming golf season!
See what you can do at home to start giving yourself the potential of creating “Explosive Power!” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_CBocaVluE
The Monkey clicks, watches the video and says “maybe I’ll try that exercise when I have some time”
The Player is already halfway done on their first set of 10
Go ahead, be a Player!
Marc Solomon – Your Instructor For Life