Discover The Secrets Of A Good Golf Swing

by : zachary skinner

Golf swings are like snowflakes -- every one is different. I think good golf swings are either handed out by God on a first-come, first-served basis -- and most of us just got in line too late -- or are consciously built through personal discovery and coaching. Golf professionals these days will tell you that golf swings are as unique as fingerprints and that to try to speak generally in terms of golf instruction is a thing of the past. While a golfers tempo is an individual thing, all great golf swings are smooth from start to finish.

The delivery position of the swing is when the club shaft is parallel to the ground. The swing plane is the plane formed by the shaft where it intersects the target line. The mysterious 'slot'in the downswing is nothing more than a spot where the shaft angle is parallel to the plane.

Golfers of all stripes have to adapt their swings to their physical attributes and strengths. The patented Callaway Performance Analysis System, used to custom fit Tour Professionals like Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Annika Sorenstam, employs two high-speed cameras and ball-flight simulators, while a computer monitor displays an analysis of each golfers launch conditions--ball speed, launch angle and spin rates. In addition, the system measures the path angle and the golfers angle of attack to the ball, utilizing 3D imagery and precision software designed by Callaway Golfs world renowned Research & Development department. Never before have everyday golfers been able to employ such high-tech equipment to improve their performance and enjoyment on the golf course.

The power in your golf swing will come from the leverage in the angle between the club and your wrists. Try to hold the angle between the clubs and the wrists as much as possible in order to generate maximum power. Instead of thinking about my arms and swinging my golf club , I try to think of my back swing as turning my back to the target. One of the most common swing flaws occurs when golfers take the club too far inside the target line on the back swing. To keep your swing under control, opt for more club.

The five stages of a golf swing are set-up, takeaway, backswing, impact, and follow-through. If you look at the golf swings of great players, both past and present, you'll see that players move the club quite differently in the backswing. The fact of the matter is you don't strike the ball on the backswing; you strike it on the downswing. A faster backswing will run out in general to an enforced attack on the ball resulting in erratic flight and topped balls. The speed of the backswing should set the approach for striking the ball.