Every golf swing is unique to each player. There are so many variables with respect to physical abilities that your golf swing is your own. Of course, there is always room for improvement as an amateur, however successful changes can only occur if your swing remains unique to your physical abilities.
I have watch players with what would be considered ‘ugly’ swings hit the ball a mile. I have endured rounds with awesome looking swings where the player could not score. I have experienced just about everything in between. And no matter what I saw, the players who were the most successful were the ones who were not fighting their natural swing.
Here is a perfect example of what I am talking about;
The first video was a swing from several years ago where I was using a fairly narrow stance. About 3 years ago, I took a quick lesson and the professional suggested I widen my stance (video 2). Because of my stance change, I have not really felt comfortable and have fought with my swing. I realize I have had relatively good success with the change, but I have not felt comfortable hitting the long ball for about 3 years.
I am reluctant to change back, but I am a bit frustrated as I continue to struggle with my stance and body positioning. I do not want to revert back to my narrow stance, but I need to find the happy medium where I keep the benefits of a wider stance, but feel comfortable striking the ball with my driver. As my winter hibernation starts, I will research different ways to improve this challenge and hopefully have a game plan by spring.
Have you ever fought with some aspect of your golf swing?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!
Written by Jim Burton from The Grateful Golfer blog.