Truthfully, I have don’t follow Louis Oosthuizen on tour. He is a top tier player who quietly goes about his business. Winning the Open Championship in 2010 and finishing 2nd, 5 times, Oosthuizen is a player who understands that it takes more than just showing up to be successful. He recently talked about three swing points he is working on and shared them so we can take his tips in improve our game.
First the video:
What I like about the video is he talks about three basic aspects of the swing that all amateurs need to improve. Tempo, balance and hand position are key aspects of any golf swing that can make or break a great scoring round.
The point I like the most was that he focuses on tempo more than swing speed and distance. This tip is invaluable for most players. I watch many players swing out of their shoes and lament about hitting the ball wayward. This is fixed by working on tempo; by doing this balance, contact and ball direction are directly impacted. By mastering the tempo that works for you, I expect that your golf scores will greatly improve.
As spring is just around the corner, it is time time start focusing on what aspects of my swing I need to work on. Of course knocking off some more rust is the first place, but as opening day approaches, I think regaining my tempo is the great place to start.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!