Here’s a test for you: when on the golf course, do you ever have days where you hit your irons well … but have a bad day hitting your Driver? Or you hit your Driver well … but all of sudden you forget how to hit your fairway woods?
If you answered yes to either (or both) of those questions … you’re the Golfer that relies on different golf swings for each of these shots: a chip, a pitch, another swing for wedges, a mid iron swing, a long iron swing, a hybrid swing, a fairway wood swing, and of course … a Driver swing. Thus, if you continue this philosophy … you’ll be a permanent member of the “League of Frustrated Golfers”.
Yet, if you ever want to experience the satisfaction of having consecutive rounds of golf where it all comes together … you need to begin to blend all your swings into one swing.
Because as difficult as it is to become consistent with just one golf swing … the average Golfer is trying to become consistent with multiple golf swings!
How many different golf swings do you use over the course of 18 holes?
Yet, your golf swing could (and should) be consisting of the same movements with every club … except your putter. Because when you watch the best Players in the world, the only things that change for each shot are the club they use and the distance they swing that club. Other than that … it’s the same swing motion from start to finish.
Unfortunately most Golfers have been taught a chipping stroke, then a pitching stroke, then an iron swing, then a … etc., etc., etc.
However, using this style … if you’re like most Golfers, you get stuck in a scoring rut where you might have a really good game every once in a while … but you’re just as likely to have a bad game.
To give you an example of having one swing for all clubs: Watch the PGA Tour Player when he makes a golf swing with his Driver. Then watch when he hits his iron to the green. What do you see different in the movement of his body … besides the Driver being on the tee and the iron having the ball on the ground?
His arms, legs, and core are moving the same regardless of the club in his hand. The only thing that is different is the position of the golf ball, the club he is using, and how far back he takes the golf club.
Now, there will be people saying that he’s swinging more down on the golf ball with the iron to create a divot, but sweeping his fairway woods. Yet, is he swinging differently? Or could the reason why a divot is created with the iron be attributed to the fairway wood being a little longer (thus a different lie angle) , as well as having a different sole … thus not allowing it to dig into the ground as the iron does.
Yet Golfers will cry till their dying breath that you need to sweep your fairway woods and hit down on your irons … even though these Golfers are inconsistent doing so themselves.
However, it’s essential to note that these people do not belong to the “Consistent Golfers Society” … they are permanent members of the “League of Frustrated Golfers”.
Which Society/League would you rather have your membership with?
The Monkey uses at least eight different golf swings at various times on the golf course
The Player understands that to join the “Consistent Golfers Society” you need to be consistent with one golf swing
Go ahead, Be a Player!
Marc Solomon – Your Instructor For Life