Great Golf Swing

Great Golf Swing

This article was last updated Thursday, January 05, 2012

How to Achieve a Great Golf Swing

Every golfer wants to know the magic secret to achieving a great golf swing. One that is repeatable and produces noticable results time and time again.

If you have been trying to accomplish a great golf swing through traditional methods and still aren't happy with your results, just keep reading this article to find out why. You see, in most cases, it's your body that is keeping you from achieving the proper golf swing and playing your best golf! Doesn't that make sense? If your body is physically declining and has limited golf-specific strength and flexibility, you will have a minimal chance at ever achieving the great golf swing.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this is a fact! There are certain physical 'musts' to achieve a great golf swing.

Here are a few things that you must change the achieve a Great Golf Swing:

Body Stance

Approximately a 90 degree shoulder turn with a 45 hip turn.

Golf posture with a slight bend at the hips and in the knees.

Start the downswing with the lower body first, maintaining your upper body coil.

Impact, you should be 'behind the ball' with your head and upper body as the hips are slightly open.

Follow-through requires maintaining the spine angle you had at address. You must maintain this throughout your entire follow-through.

Now, if you don't see how physical limitations in both strength and flexibility will limit or not allow you to attain the above requirements, I don't think you're really looking at it closely. The golf great swing puts the body under tremendous stress throughout the entire swing. Especially the lower back (due to the coiling and uncoiling of the upper body over a stable lower body), hips, wrists and even shoulders.

This is called swinging outside your physical capabilities. The only way to prevent this from happening is to work on your core strength and flexibility. By improving this area of your body, you will be able to generate a substantially higher clubhead speed and ultimately distance. This is all without swinging any harder than you do right now. The beauty of a stronger core is the body's ability to produce more power with less effort. Look at the PGA players. Of course we know they have phenomenal swing technique, but they are also capable of beyond full backswings with no tentions, therefore bombing their drives over 300 yards consistently.

The Moment of Impact

The exact moment that your club head strikes the ball is the most important moment for a great golf swing because that's when the ball gets it's information from the club. But what is this impact position supposed to look like? 

The handle of the shaft and the shaft are leaning forward. For a right-hander, the left arm is held firm, the left wrist is flat. The right knee and right side are starting to move inward. Towards the ball and past the ball, your weight is transferred towards the left side. But, the most important thing is that when you strike the ball, it's important to have a fairly straight line between the left arm and the club. The left arm should be hugging and be very connected to the chest.

The ONLY way to achieve a great golf swing is to physically improve your body's limiting factors, so that you can finally achieve a great golf swing.

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