If you are like me, you have worked on your golf swing your entire career. You have tried just about everything you could think of with mixed results. All our efforts, triumphs and set backs, are directed for the search of the perfect swing. I am confident I will continue on my quest for my perfect swing; how about you?
From time to time, I think I have to develop a perfect swing. I look for weaknesses in my swing and areas I need to improve most. It is usually during those times when I have trouble with my game.
Over the past 5 years, I have tried to change my grip and reverted back to a more traditional. When I changed my grip, I found that I was hooking the ball too much and could not seem to make it work. I have tried a strong, weak and neutral grip and have decided that a neutral grip works best for my game.
I have worked on my tempo, often, and realize I cannot try to swing harder. When I do, everything goes wrong. On the range, I have tried to increase my swing speed to no avail. But, changing my swing speed is not something that can be accomplished independently. I found out that nugget the hard way.
I have adjusted my stance with mixed results. However, this is the area I think has an area of improvement for my swing. I not exactly sure what I am going to do, but I think I am setting the ball too far forward in my stance. I am going to work this in the spring.
I could go on and one, but I think you can see that my quest for the perfect swing has taken many paths. There is one aspect of my quest that is important; the perfect swing is relative. I have learned that a persons physical abilities does play a role in our pursuit and the perfect swing for one player is not the same for another.
As you search for your perfect swing, use all the training aids available, but remember that the perfect swing is unique and only you can find what works for you. If you find it, please let us know!
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!