The Power of a Controlled Swing
By Senior Instructor Davis Troxler
You may be surprised what it takes to bring your golf swing to the next level. Consider the following question. What makes a good golf swing? Why do some guys have it while others don’t? It turns out a big part of the answer comes down to what you do off the golf course. Below are some simple golf tips to follow that are guaranteed to improve your golf swing and drop strokes off your score. They could mean the difference between shooting triple digits or shooting in the 90s or even 80s or even in the 70’s.
- Warm up and stretch your muscles before you tee off. If you have ever been to a tour event, you will notice that the golfers don’t just arrive at the course and immediately head to the tee box. Instead they go to the driving range, stretch for awhile and then hit some balls. It is a fact that when your muscles are warmed up, they perform better and in turn positively influence your swing. So try to arrive at the golf course a few minutes early to loosen up and take a few swings. You’ll be glad you did.
- Exercise your golfing muscles when you are not on the course. To become a good golfer you need to develop a simple workout plan for the muscles used during your golf swing. Getting into the habit of doing this even 10 minutes a day can have a huge impact on your game. Having fit golf muscles will lead to a more comfortable stance during your setup as well as increase your balance and control throughout your swing. Contact Ted Bonham, TPI Instructor and Head Fitness Instructor with Precision Golf School.
Don’t swing for the fences. It is true that a big part of golf is mental toughness and resisting the temptation to give your swing that little extra is not an easy thing to do. But the fact is a good golf swing is a controlled one. Giving that little extra is great if you can control it, but if you can’t chances are you’ll never see that ball again. What you need to realize is that you can consistently hit the ball between 225 and 275 yards with a nice and easy controlled swing. With regular exercise (like I described in tip 2) and Golf Lessons, a faster controlled swing will come in time. For a more consistent, controlled swing, consult your precision golf instructor