Try These Easy Golf Swing Tips

By: Robert Kokoska

How many times do we do it - we come off the golf course, completely disgruntled with the round we have just played, and turn on the Golf channel on TV to try and find that elusive good swing tip. Of course when we do this we are just bombarded with a perplexing array of artificial aids that are somehow supposed to instill in us the good habits inherent to a great golf swing. I dare say if we bought into some of them we would turn up at the driving range looking like we were on a NASA mission to Mars, with various bits and pieces strapped on to or hanging off us.

Firstly do remember; if it aint broke - dont try to fix it. You see this with professionals as much as amateurs. They convince themselves somethings not right with their swing, pay a guru to come up with changes to it and still not see any improvement in their game. Weve all seen out on the course some atrocious swings: flat ones, loopy ones and downright off balance ones. But if youre getting distance and accuracy - dont worry. Not everyone has the physique and suppleness of Tiger or Sergio.

Having said that I have got absolutely no doubt that a good golf swing tip is - get help from your club professional. A few dollars spent with him or her will result in your - individual/personal - golf swing being analyzed and being told what to do to correct it. Again, its not a question of having the perfect swing, what you need is a consistent swing that strike after strike will deliver the ball the same distance.

That way you are not falling short of or over shooting your target, leaving you with awkward shots that pile the strokes onto your card. After that lesson what do you need to do? Practice that swing of course, its no good just going out once a week on the course and expect great results. You have got to make that swing second nature to yourself. As instinctive as knowing exactly how much to turn the steering wheel in your car, now when was the last time you needed to think about that!

We all know that a lot of our golf swing problems are in our heads. My golf partner and I are both high handicappers, after a bad shot we will both turn to each other and say - I should have walked away and re-set before playing that shot or I knew I was gripping too tightly. But oh no, that little demon tells us in our heads - it is OK you will adjust it in your down-swing etc. We both know we have got decent swings for our handicaps, but we also know that a bad shot is often due to losing concentration for a moment. Now then where did I put that book on zen and the art of golf?

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