Basic Golf Swing Mistakes
If you're trying to improve your golf swing then make sure you're not making the golfers biggest mistake, and it does not matter whether they are new golfers or they have been playing for years, it's hitting the golf ball too hard, they put so much effort into hitting the ball that numerous errors creep into their golf swing. This is caused, mainly, by lack of control, the harder they try and hit the ball, the less control there is in their swing.
Golf is a game of finesse, not brute force, and a lot of golfers forget this. They put too much emphasis on increasing the distance they can make the ball travel instead of concentrating on control and accuracy.
When they try to hit the golf ball hard they use their arms and hands to generate the power, this makes their swing unsynchronized, their body usually gets ahead of their hands and results in a wild shot, a golf slice. That is why it is experienced or new golfer's biggest mistake. Timing is crucial in golf, golf clubs are designed to to do the work for golfers, all they have to do is deliver the club head to the golf ball correctly. A good controlled and accurate strike produces far better shots and greater distance than an all out blast at the ball will ever achieve, and more than likely will save you from having to correct a golf slice fault.
The power in golf does not come from hitting the ball hard, it comes from club head speed through the impact zone. The correct way of thinking of generating distance in a golf shot is to concentrate on club head speed, NOT power. Further, it's the turning motion of the body and the un-cocking of the wrists that generate the speed of the club head, not the arms and hands. The speed of the club head should be an accelerating speed, not a sudden burst of energy, the downswing should start relatively slowly and continue to accelerate all the way through the impact zone. It should be initiated with the turning of the shoulders, not a downswing of the hands. This is really important.
Thighs, hips, abdominal and lower back muscles are the ones that contribute most to the unwinding of the body during the downswing, the triangle formed between both shoulders and the hands at the address should be the same when the club head strikes the ball, if they try to hit too hard, this relationship between hands and shoulders is difficult to maintain, it also makes the body sway slightly as it turns and changes the the swing plane from an inside-out plane to an outside-in plane, this also produces a slice.
There are just too many complications introduced (unnecessarily) when they try to pull off one these monstrous shots, every golfers biggest mistake, stay away from it, stay in control of your golf swing and the golf club and you will get results that keep improving. Be patient, calm, cool and collected and enjoy playing the greatest game on Earth.
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