There are so many thoughts and ideas on what a great golf swing should look like, that I easily become overwhelmed by a deluge of information. As I sift through the murk and mire of data, I quickly realize that a controlled swing is really my ultimate goal to lowering my golf scores. I continue to work on my golf swing to ensure that that I understand all the aspects the golf swing so I can optimize it to my capabilities. And that is crux of the matter to produce greatness in a controlled golf swing.
Before I delve deeper into today’s discussion, I thought I would show you Rory McIlroy’s golf swing. I think he is the best ball striker in the game today and he provides an outstanding example of what I aspire too:
The main point of producing our unique controlled swing to is to account for our physical ability. Lets face it, we are not all Rory McIlroy or Tiger Woods with respect of conditioning, but that should not stop us from developing a controlled swing that works for our game.
Right now, I am working on my shoulder turn with a strong foundation. I have tried widening my stance in the past, but found that it limited my shoulder turn. So, over the years, I continue to modified the width of my feet to find the optimal distance to help the rest of my body make a full turn. I also realized through my trial and error approach that improving other aspects of my physical capabilities, like flexibility, will require adjustments to the mechanics of my golf swing. It is a constant ‘to and fro’ of improvements I need to do to optimize my controlled golf swing.
Finding the greatness in a controlled golf swing is a unique journey for each golfer. I suggest that watching videos and taking lessons are a great first step, however we still need to put in the work to find our controlled swing. It is to difficult path, but does take time and commitment of rise to the greatness we want by lowering our golf scores.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!