Want to play better golf? Look at what Tiger, Phil and Vijay have done
I was watching the Golf Channel the other night. The show was an instructor breaking down the swing of an amateur golfer on video. As the instructor viewed this guy’s swing he was speaking about the inability of the golfer to release the hips correctly in the swing.
The instructor pointed out that the reason for the hips not releasing was a lack of flexibility in the golfer’s hips! For me it is another example of the connection between your swing and the body. The golfer in the above example, regardless of how hard he works at the range, will not improve his swing if he doesn’t work on improving his body too!
It is your body swinging the club. You must develop your body in many areas so it can perform the swing correctly and consistently. If your body is in poor golf condition, it will compensate for your shortcomings and the shot will suffer.
In the golf channel example, this golfer would not need to spend more than 5 minutes a day to improve his flexibility in the hips for the swing. That little amount will improve his swing a ton. Most of us find a few minutes a day to surf the net for golf stuff, why can’t we work on our flexibility a little while we’re waiting for some of those slow sites to load on our computer?
It becomes pretty simple when you look at the big picture. We can’t avoid the fact. The body and swing are connected. You cannot improve the swing without working on the body. Look at some of the best in the game right now. Tiger, Phil, Vijay. They all have credited improved golf fitness and golf exercises for their recent successes. It’s not the only factor, but a huge one! It should be a big factor in your game.
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Try for example.
“If you want a perfect swing emulate Michelle Wie”
That might do the trick.
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