So you want to golf swing like Mike Austin, huh? Good for you. How about wanting to improve your golf swing so that you can add yards to your drive? Then you’ve come to the right article.
For your information, you have to use as little movement as possible when playing putts and short chips but most other golf techniques require using variations of the full golf swing. The Golf Swing is a complicated spin of the body that should result in three things; a backswing on your dominant side, downswing on your non-dominant side and a follow through to complete the whole action.
The Grip Adjustment.
It’s a very complex motion that’s very hard to learn; lots of newbies quit because of the difficulty of mastering the golf swing. Several months to a year are needed to perfect the fundamentals of the golf swing. Even when you’ve already gained many years of experience (or have become pro), you will still need to keep your fundamentals in executing a proper golf swing.
Very few golfers are southpaws; even left-handers tend to go opt for the right-side backswing and left-side downswing because many people do it that way. Still, among the grips that you can try out to improve your golf swing is the “cross-hand grip” (playing right-handed but grasping the club with your left hand right below your right) which is particularly effective for putt control; egg-in-the-hand grip (the soft yet constant grip pressure) which assures a suave and flowing stroke and the “reverse-overlap grip” (the index finger of your other hand overlaps your dominant hand) which is quite common place among golfers.
Keep Your Hands Low.
Not being overzealous with your follow through will help a lot in reducing the height of your shots. The lower you put your hands, the lower the ball flies. Move the ball rearward in your stance or choose a stronger club and try to swing easy are effective ways of achieving the same result but the most effective way is to stick to the ‘lowered hands’ tactic. Keep the action low so you won’t waste energy and effort putting the ball into sky and straight into a sand trap.
Use Your Body For Power.
A good golfer or even a good athlete, knows that true power comes from the body, not from the arms or the legs. The leverage that a bodily swing can achieve is, as common sense would dictate, stupendous. To learn to power your club swing with body movement instead of just limb movement, put the club behind the ball while you go into a dead-stop stance. Now try to drag that dimpled ball into the air without doing a backswing. If you’re an amateur who uses just your arms to swing, expect failure in epic proportions. If you know better, then you’ll quickly realize that it was your use of body movement that gave your swing more control and consistency. The flight path of your ball is more regular and balanced and this little test also helps you to fully turn through the ball during your downswing to boot.
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