Fighting Your Golf Swing Or Going With It

Through the course of any golf season, I encounter times when I fight my golf swing. These periods of struggle sometimes last more that a few holes, rounds, or an eternity (or at least it seems that way). Fighting my golf swing can bring a great deal of frustration because in most cases I do not know exactly the cause. Sometimes it just shows up and disappears without any rhythm or reason. There are times when my swing is consistently off and it is during those times I decide to go with my current swing mechanics and try to limit the damage. This is a real solution and I think it should be taught to all beginners.

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A Minor Swing Change That Worked

Trying to find the proper swing is a lifetime quest for any golfer. If we are not tinkering with our swing, than we are just not trying to get better. Of course, I say this with tongue in cheek. Not everyone tries to find that perfect combination of tempo, swing speed and weight transfer to maximize the results from every swing. As a student of the game, I am always trying to find that something extra that will help me gain the slightest advantage over the course. Recently, I adopted a minor change with my driver that has proven to be one of the best changes I have made in years. Moving forward, I can only see positive results off the tee.

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Finding Success With My Driver

Recently, I mentioned that I was attempting to make some minor modifications to my swing when using the driver. I am trying to hit the ball just a bit higher in order to increase my distance off the tee. One of my goals this year is to stretch my average drive from 250 to 260 yards. After doing some research, I felt to achieve that goal, in needed to make minor modifications to my swing without sacrificing my accuracy. I am happy to say, so far so good.

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Is There A Difference Between Driver And Iron Swings?

My first steps in my golfing journey created the positive conditions of learning that has been ongoing for 40+years. I will admit that in the past 25 years I have become a student of the game. My path was not always smooth, yet it was one of golf enlightenment. Before I get a head of myself, I realized about 15 years ago that my educational trek will never end and that has helped reduce my frustration will learning new golf skills. Recently, I decided to focus on my driver swing because one of my 2021 goals is to add ten yards off the tee and remain in play. This goal directed my efforts to analyze the difference between my driver and iron set up, swing, and follow through. Not surprisingly, my golf knowledge has grown and I am excited to continue down this current path.

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Making a Decision About Your Golf Game

Making a decision about your golf game is never easy. No matter what you decide, it inevitably generates joy, frustration, consternation, frustration (oh yeah mentioned that one already) and success. It is a process that is unique to the player which no one can change. However, I want to pose a hypothetical (or maybe more real that we think) situation regarding any decision. I my view, making a decision comes in two categories: forced or intentional. The more I think about any changes I made to my golf game, the movement to a different path fell into one of those two categories.

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