The key to a better golfswing is simple…better movement!
As a golf instuctor i get the chance to see a lot of different golfswings. I listen often to what my clients want from the lesson which is quite often more or less something along the lines of added yardage, better shot consistancy, or improved direction. Now the solution to all these wishes is simple, they need to improve their movement right?
So how hard can that be? To be honest that answer is about as individual as a golfswing itself, because there can be a lot of factors involved. You may have a simple misunderstanding of what needs to be done in the golfswing or more often than not you may have a physical limitation that prevents your body from moving more efficiently. But the list of reasons can really go on and on.
The Golfers Handbook takes a look at some of these factors and gives you the tools to understand your golfswing and how it can be improved by simply helping you learn about your body. Better movement lies with in all of us, the key is to understand how to get it.
Now the one thing that is certain when it comes to movement is feel and real! Most golfers feel they are doing something when they are not, or they are doing something but feel they aren't. The same goes for physical limitations, when I ask a client if they have any physical limitations that I should be aware of, unless they’ve been injured they usually say no. They answer no, often because they can’t feel that they have a dysfunction somewhere in their body because they are simply unaware of what proper range of motion is. So quite simply they don’t realize there is a problem and how it can affect their golfswing.
Now there are ways to get around physical limitations, but they aren’t the best solution. Though they may be the best solution at the moment. If the body can’t improve it’s movement because of a limitation, then working around it is okay for the time being to improve on the clients wish, which was to have added yardage or more consistency or improved direction or whatever. But working around a limitation is a compensation, and compensations aren’t longterm solutions! Infact most inconsistent golfswings are compensations meaning when the client comes to me for a lesson, their lack of distance or poor shot consistency is usually caused because they are unconsciously compensating for a limitation. So my job is then to help them compensate in a more efficient way or atleast until they get their body working better by removing those unwanted physical limitations.
Don’t do it….I know what you may be thinking people. You may be thinking that this sounds like the easy way out right? Compensating is not function, which as i mentioned earlier you will not be getting the longtern results you want, plus compensations often leave unwanted stress on other parts of the body which often leads to injury.
Physical limitations are often easy enough to improve, if you know where to start. The Golfers Handbook gets you safely on the right path to a get your body moving better to help you become a better golfer.
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Thank you for reading these tips, I hope you've found this helpful and now have a better understanding that your golfswing is directly related to your bodys quality of movement. So take charge of your body, and don't let your limitations take charge of you and your golfswing!
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Coach Adam Stevenson
PGA Professional & TPI certified Golffitness instructor
Author of the Golfers Handbook - Save your golfgame and your LIFE!