Why is the golf swing so difficult for recreation and club golfers to master?
There are hundreds and thousands of players around the world who cannot break 90 or even 100 throughout their golfing lifetime.
People who play the game purely for enjoyment and competitively at club level do not expect to reach the level of the worlds greatest players, but they do want to play to a respectable handicap.
I do not believe any healthy male or female is happy struggling round in 120 or 95 on a regular basis. I have written in other blogs that the great Ben Hogan was quoted as saying “Any man or woman who has no major health problems can shoot in the 70s .” Well who am I to disagree with the great man?
I however would say that I believe the vast majority of players could shoot between 75 and 85.
Is there a way in which high handicap players can make a huge improvement in their game and lower their handicap?
I think there is !!
I have studied and practiced the golf swing for years. I played to a very low handicap as a young man and have returned scores in the 60s.
As I aged however my handicap escalated along with my age despite still being in excellent health. This was what made me wonder whether there was another way, an easier way, to perform the complex golf swing.
After thousands of hours and practicing various ways of swinging and striking golf balls, I did find an easier way of hitting golf balls consistently.
In previous bolgs I have mentioned consistently three of the world’s top players in their day.
Jack Nicklaus Nick Faldo Roberto De Vicento
The reason for this is because the top of their backswing positions all have one thing in common, their left heel lifts off the ground. This left heel lift ensures the majority of their body weight is over their right leg at the top of their backswing. If you study modern day tournament professionals their left foot remains firmly positioned on their left foot throughout the entire swing and is still there even at the top of their backswing.
What does this imply?
It made me realise that the centre of gravity in a golf swing moves backwards and forwards from the left foot to right foot then back from the right foot to left foot during the golf swing.
Over the years professionals have come to realise controlling this lateral movement backwards and forwards was the main factor making the golf swing so difficult to repeat.
This is the reasons the modern day players have stopped lifting their left heel in the back swing. This made it more difficult to be in perfect position at impact as the left foot had to be returned to a perfectly grounded position when striking the ball through impact.
If you concentrate on practicing keeping that left foot in position you will be surprised at the improvement in your striking. I have written two books on how to develop a perfect striking position.
One is on sale in ebook form on Amazon Kindle called BODY POWER SWING.
Go on give it a try?