It is time to hit the reset button on your golf swing! Understanding that everything you have an accomplished to date is actually the foundation for improvement moving forward. I realize this may sound crazy, however, it is time to forget what you already know and focus on improving that aspect of your swing that does not happen naturally. It is time to start anew!
Of course it is unrealistic for any golfer to start from scratch. But, my thought process is pretty straight forward. I have to use my current swing as the starting point to making positive changes to lower my golf scores. By setting the baseline for improvement as the way I swing a golf club today, I can address my deficiencies make adjustments as identified.
If this sounds a bit off the wall, well it really is not. If you stopped tweaking, adjusting, and changing every time something goes wrong with your swing, you may have a chance to make real improvements. By accepting the state of your game right now and start to analyse you swing; good things can happen. Let me give you an example.
A couple of days ago, I put a small video of my swing on The Grateful Golfer. I will use this swing as my baseline moving forward. Although there are many positive things about my swing, I decided to reset my approach moving forward. I analyzed my overall swing and have decided on two areas of improvement.
The first is the position of my feet. I realize that both are pointed outwards and this particular stance position makes it difficult to open my hips at contact. My back foot position hinders my ability to create torque between my upper and lower body. I am not exactly sure what my new position will look like, but it is something I need to fix.
The second area is the transition between by back swing and down swing. It appears to be a quick at the top as I have not complete my full back swing before I start my transition forward. Again, I am not sure this is exactly what I need to work on, but it is another area I chose to explore.
To work on these two areas, I have to clear all the other swing thoughts out of my mind. I do not need competing ideas, so I must reset all my swing thoughts start fresh. So, as a result I am pressing the reset button. This will allow me start moving forward again and work to attaining my overall goal of being a scratch golfer.
Have you ever thought about pressing the reset button?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!
Written by Jim Burton from The Grateful Golfer blog.