Lets face it, understanding all the aspects of a golf swing is difficult. The number of moving parts that must miraculously align on contact is pretty astounding. I have studied my swing for years and still find things that need fixing. For example, my post yesterday on creating lag on my down swing, I mean holy smokes, this is a fundamental thing that I have overlooked for years. It blows my mind!
Paying attention to the finer aspects of our golf swing is vital to improvement. Which grip we us and how we hold the club is fundamental to a golf swing. However once in a while, I will hold the club in the wrong position by overlooking the small details of my grip.
I have recently noticed that both my feet flare out from square. I am not as concerned about my front foot as I am about my back. So, this is another small detail I must focus upon to make sure I am completing all the mechanics needed for a consistent swing.
I bet you are wondering where this diatribe came from? Well it is pretty simple; look at this recent poll and see if you can notice my mistake.
The intent was to get a feel about whether players were bothered about others playing out of turn around the green. Besides being concerned that 15% of the respondents do not know what ready golf is, look closely at the first and second answer. They mean exactly the same! I know that some polls are meant to be funny and glib, but this poll was not. I was not paying attention to the small details and overlooked the big picture!
Fixing aspects of my golf game is exactly the same. I sometimes become so focused on specific details, miss the big picture, small picture or the effect it has on the rest of my game. The domino effect is something I need to keep in the back of my mind when ever making changes. I need to always pay attention to the smaller details to make sure I am improving my whole game and not one part at the detriment of another.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!
Written by Jim Burton from The Grateful Golfer blog.