The Golf Swing Basics

The golf swing basics….the golf swing basics….hmmm…..  I was thinking and thinking about what this statement actually means. A quick search on the internet produced 7,340,000 hits!!! I could not believe it myself. Feeling like I was hit by a truck carrying a whole library of information, I decided to not look at any of the search results and to think about the answers myself.

The basic golf swing is the key to low scores in golf. If you really think about it, if you could repeat a basic golf swing again and again, your scores would drop dramatically. Through the years it has become very clear to me that as soon as I try to complicate my basic golf swing, my game gets worse! My experience tells me that keeping my approach to golf as basic as possible is when good things happen.

Recently, I read an article at The Goofy Game of Golf Searching for the Answer where the author, Vet, provided an answer to many difficult questions. It is very interesting and well worth further research. His answer definitely fits into my approach of trying to use a basic golf swing! This is what he has to say:

THE ANSWER TO PLAYING THE BEST GOLF THAT YOU CAN POSSIBLY PLAY, IS TO FIND YOUR “THAT DAY GOLF SWING, YOUR THAT DAY SHORT GAME METHOD, AND YOUR THAT DAY PUTTING STROKE” AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

What is a basic golf swing? I would define it as the natural motion of your body swinging a golf club. It is completely different for everyone. There are aspects of a good basic golf swing that players try to emulate, but they can only copy these movements within the confines of their physical limitations. However, these limitations can be adjusted, changed, and improved.

The most important point of my article, is that a basic golf swing is both innate and modifiable. There is always a natural aspect to everyone’s golf swing and this tenant never changes. However, with a slow determined approach of making improvements will improve any players basic golf swing.

Personally, I used a four pronged approach to improve my basic golf swing because it has proved to be 100% effective. It is pretty straight forward, I use my idea, planning,. execution, and maintenance. This process has never let me down! The one thing that has not really changed is my basic golf swing. Is this making sense?

The basic golf swing is ever-evolving. As I practice and make minor adjustments, a new basic golf swing emerges! The trick is to duplicate my new swing on the course. When I can, I score very low. I have confidence. I have focused course management! When my overall game is so in tune; my swing is simple, basic, and something I can easily repeat on the course.

Do you have a basic golf swing?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links.

4 thoughts on “The Golf Swing Basics

  1. Jim,

    Great points in this article. I definitely see my best results when I keep things simple and fundamental. If you haven’t already, you might enjoy the book “The Natural Golf Swing” by George Knudson.

    Cheers
    Josh

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  2. Jim, I think an individual’s golf swing could be considered unique, rather than innate, since it is a learned action. Hardly anyone is born with a ready made golf swing. Well, I suppose you could give someone a club and a ball and say, “go hit this,” and you’d get some type of move at it 🙂

    Love your approach to keep it basic and simple, though.

    Thanks!

    Brian

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    • Brian,

      I understand what you are saying, but I have seen people pick up a golf club and look pretty good. Innate, maybe a bit strong, maybe a natural swing. Overall, some people pick golf up pretty easily. Thanks for you point of view. It is always appreciated.

      Cheers
      Jim

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