How to make golf progress?

Remember, when you were in school, how did some students make progress while others did not? People who make progress usually realize that their evolution depends on their commitment and it is up to YOU to take an active part in it. This is also true for making progress at golf. You can not just be passive. You need to take an active role and get involved at all levels of your golf learning.

When I meet golf trainees for the first time, I tell them initially that they have three important responsibilities:

UNDERSTAND

You must interrupt the instructor as soon as he mentions something you do not understand. You must continue to say that you do not understand as long as the instructor will not find a way to express what he is trying to teach you so that you understand PERFECTLY.

 

 

 

 

ASK QUESTION

There are no “bad” or “silly” questions. After 25 years of teaching golf, I’m still waiting for one of this. Do not be embarrassed … Question! Here are some good examples

“Why do I have to do this?”

“Why do my hands have to be here? “

” Why do my feet have to be positioned this way? “

” Why do you want me to open the face of my stick? “

” Weight must be distributed equally in this way? “

And so on.

FEELING

The most important of your responsibilities. Nobody can do it for you. No one can take place in your body and tell you how a proper momentum for you can be felt. You and only you can be listening to your sensations. You must stop trying to continually hit prodigious blows and focus on what you feel during the momentum.

Remember that your brain can only consider one thing at a time, so for all your practice impulses, close your eyes and take care to FEEL what you do with the different parts of your body.

Where are your hands going? (This is important since it is the only part of yourself that is in contact with the stick!)

How does your body pivot?

What is your tempo?

Do you feel a weight transfer during the momentum?

What sensation gives you the stick in your hands?

If you do not gradually and steadily master this set of sensations, you can not hope to make progress at golf. Why? Simply because a normal golf swing lasts about 1.5 to 2 seconds. During this short period of time, you can not rely on anything other than your sensations. The more you practice good feelings (NOT trying to shatter your balls), the more correct the momentum will become automatic and will be executed with ease on the golf courses.

If you are not sure what position to take during the momentum and what you need to feel, visit your local professional and ask him to devote 30 minutes to teaching you a good momentum. At each attempt, close your eyes and take the time to ENSURE your momentum. This will, presumably, be the most enjoyable 30 minutes you will offer.

THE POSITION

Mentally check your position. When you take a position, close your eyes and let your brain check out the sensations coming from different parts of your body.

   Where is my weight?

   Where are my hands?

   What is the pressure of my catch?

   Are my shoulders relaxed?

   Are my knees slightly bent?

   Is my chin down on my chest?

   Are my arms relaxed?

USE LATEST TECHNOLOGY WISELY

Here comes the technology. You must have to be updated with the technology. There is a lot of technology that has been used on golf like golf rangefinder, golf GPS watch, swing analyzer etc. You need to be very good at these to prove yourself as a perfect golfer.

 

 

 

 

 

MOVEMENTS

Continue with the movements of the momentum and stop at the critical points. Imagine that you have now passed the point of impact and, with eyes still closed, let your brain examine your weight transfer and the position of your stick.

Did my weight move by passing under the bullet and did my body rotate?

Are my heels lifted to allow me to turn?

Is my stick parallel to the ground and to the imaginary line stretching from the position of the ball to the target point?

Did the top of my body remain bent and the top of my chest always behind the ball?

Let me once again remind you that it is only by enjoying what you do with your body that you will manage to control your golf swing and begin to master your ball.

Learn to take responsibility for your ACTS and let the CONSEQUENCES take care of themselves. Control your swing correctly and your shots will follow!

Continue with the movements of the momentum and stop at the critical points. Imagine that you have now passed the point of impact and, with eyes still closed, let your brain examine your weight transfer and the position of your stick.

Did my weight move by passing under the bullet and did my body rotate?

Are my heels lifted to allow me to turn?

Is my stick parallel to the ground and to the imaginary line stretching from the position of the ball to the target point?

Did the top of my body remain bent and the top of my chest always behind the ball?

Let me once again remind you that it is only by enjoying what you do with your body that you will manage to control your golf swing and begin to master your ball.

Learn to take responsibility for your ACTS and let the CONSEQUENCES take care of themselves. Control your swing correctly and your shots will follow!

AUTHOR BIO

Zach Donald has contributed this guest post and is a professional golf trainer from Arizona. Usually, he provides golf instructions and reviews of different golf equipment on Bestgolfy.com. His dream is to make a golf academy at Arizona. He has an Engineering degree in Civil Engineering. But golf is in his fashion and vain!

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