Golfing advice for amateurs (from someone who has had far too many golf lessons). Real world advice from someone who appreciates the common stumbling points in learning this challenging sport.
Apart from ( lack of ) lower body strength, the quickest destroyer of your golf swing is – TENSION. Tension in the arms is the most talked about form of tension. However, tension ANYWHERE in the upper body can be … Continue reading
There isn’t a sports coach who doesn’t repeat these lines multiple times every day:
Keep your eye on the ball
This is true of any sport in which the ball is moving constantly (Golf is a notable exception, but there are OTHER … Continue reading
These may not be things you think of before a round of golf. I’ve found that these have a profound effect on how well and freely I swing. The top two in my list are : Diet and Clothing
Too often … Continue reading
If you have ever tried to learn dancing or happen to be a dancer, you know a few things about dancing.
Dancing is mostly about rhythm. Rhythm will take you further than anything else in dancing.
Overall fitness, especially core and lower … Continue reading
By now, if you’ve read ANYTHING in the world of golf instruction, you are intimately familiar with Hogan’s plane of glass (imagine a plane of glass resting on your shoulders – that you have to keep your SWING under. If … Continue reading
An earlier post discusses this fundamental aspect of the golf setup. Without this bend, it is impossible to TURN correctly away from the ball. In this post, I discuss some of the things that can go wrong while attempting to … Continue reading
Most people use their FEET for alignment. Most coaches also instruct students to place a club on the ground – with the club lined up parallel to the target line. This is, in my opinion, highly error prone – since … Continue reading
When I was learning the game, I was told by every coach I worked with , that the SWING is the SAME for the woods and the irons. This was a bit confusing for me – because I tended to … Continue reading
Most coaches will want you to hit the driver on the UPSWING – i.e. just after it has reached its swing bottom and started to ascend. This is, I believe, difficult to do consistently – and provides for inconsistent ball … Continue reading