by

Bob Swinneton

As featured in Golf Tips Magazine

Most Flawed golf swings get into trouble during the first few moments of the backswing.  Often this is because your upper body makes to aggressive a move away from the ball and then you struggle for balance the rest of the way in your swing. However, if you practice your backswing standing only on your right leg, you’ll have to make a smooth and well-balanced motion to keep from falling out of position over the ball.  The less aggressive you are with your hands, arms, and shoulders, the easier it will be to maintain your balance.  Once you feel comfortable with the new motion, try it with your eyes closed.  This will increase your awareness of what it takes to maintain your balance while creating your backswing.  When you’re able to stay in balance throughout your swing, you’ll be able to maintain your rhythm and keep the club on track.  This improved balance will also bring more power, control and consistency to your game.

A neglected aspect of the golf swing is rhythm. Good rhythm can help you attain more power and distance by releasing the swing’s energy correctly during the swing.  A helpful visualization technique is to imagine an ocean wave during the swing. In the backswing, the wave recedes slowly from the beach and gathers momentum.  In the downswing, it releases energy and crashes powerfully onto the shore.  This exercise will allow you to swing the club more freely.  Since rhythm and energy are essential to a powerful golf swing, you’ll find the results quite magical on the course

As featured in Golf DIgest Magazine