Improve Your Golf Game: Swing Within Yourself

improve your golf gameOne sure way to improve your golf game is to swing within yourself.

The reason why this is a significant way to improve your golf  game is that once you swing your club beyond the limitations of your maximum shoulder and hip rotation during your back swing, your body will sway off the center of its axis and you will have difficulty returning your club face properly to the ball at impact.

You must be able to return your club face squarely to your ball at impact in order to hit a golf ball straight.

Once in a Players Tournament, it was David Tom’s to win. However, on one of the par five finishing holes he overly swung his fairway wood and landed in the water fronting the green.

On a subsequent hole, he once again came out of his swing which cost him a chance at a birdie.

Tom’s fortunately birdied the eighteenth hole to get into a playoff, but ended up losing it.

If you really want to improve your swing, you need to take enough club for the shot at hand so you are not forced to swing past the limitations of your maximum shoulder and hip rotation on your back swing.

You also must apply other disciplines to your game in order to swing within yourself.

First, you must keep a relatively steady head during your swing.

Some of the tour players do not keep a relatively steady head during their golf swing. Yet, they typically hit their ball far and straight.

Despite rotating their body off its axis during the back swing they nonetheless have the athletic ability to deliver their club face properly to the ball, at impact.

Most weekend and recreational golfers are not able to do deliver their club face to the ball properly when they sway their body off its axis during their back swing because of either a lack of athletic ability or a lack of practice time it takes to produce such results.

Legendary players such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player always emphasized the significance of keeping a relatively steady head during the back swing.

Even though you should keep a relatively steady head during your back swing in order to swing within yourself, your head will move somewhat during your downswing to counter-balance your follow through.

This phenomenon occurs naturally. Otherwise you should maintain a relatively steady head during your swing.

Secondly, you must remain balanced in order to swing within yourself.

When you swing your club beyond the limitations of the maximum rotation of your shoulders and hips, it is very difficult to maintain balance.

If you select enough club for the shot at hand, you then should not feel the urge to overly swing your club during your swing.

Thirdly, you should swing at a consistent pace in order to swing within yourself.

If you tend to swing faster during your back swing and then slow your downswing, you will not maintain the necessary rhythm in your swing.

You may fail to complete your back swing, come “over the top” on your downswing and mishit your golf shot.

You should swing at a consistent pace whether you swing slowly or at a faster pace.

It likewise helps to stay within yourself by swinging to the same point in your back swing each time for full shots.

For example, if your goal is to keep a relatively straight left arm and swing until your left shoulder touches your chin on your back swing for a full swing—which should be a reachable goal for most—you should complete your back swing in the same manner for a full swing each time.

If you take enough club, keep a steady head, stay balanced, maintain rhythm   and swing at a consistent pace you definitely should improve your golf game.

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Gordon Jackson, founder of Locked-in Golf Inc., author of Straight Shooting Golf and 11 other books on golf instruction, and who has written more extensively about golf mechanics then anyone in the history of the sport.