of the golf swing is to hit the back of the ball with the centre of
the club face, which at the point of impact should be aimed directly
at the target, with the club moving along the right line at the right
speed. But rarely is it achieved consistently even by the best golfers.
The Get Fit To Golf program was developed to show you
why you don't hit the ball consistently and how you can rectify this.
assume you know how the basics work:
to hold the club
you know how to start your swing, what we want to show you is what
goes wrong from there.
the shoulders and hips rotate away from the target your arms will
turn inward, the left arm remains straight and the wrists will cock
from the weight of the club head.
back swing is completed when the hips have made the maximum comfortable
rotation, provided the club doesn't go too far past horizontal.
the top of the back swing your weight must be on your right side
to position you to correctly begin your down swing. At this point
your back leg should be firm and only slightly bent to prevent rigidity
in the swing.
downswing is initiated by transfer of weight
from the right side of the body to the left, the hips begin to move
laterally towards the target which forces the shoulders to unwind.
At the onset of this weight shift, the club remains at the same
position as it was at the conclusion of the back swing, but as your
hips and shoulders continue to turn towards the target they take
the arms with them.
the point of impact, the hips should be slightly open and shoulders
should again be square with the target, as at the original position
transfer of weight and the rotation of the body combine to give
you maximum power, the weight is then transferred almost fully to
the left side and the hips and shoulders turn to face the target
at the completion of the swing. At this stage your left leg should
be fairly firm and straight.
The problem with most amateurs and even professionals is that they can't
maintain a consistent swing, as pointed out in "the perfect swing"
above, due due to a biomechanical
fault effecting their centre
of gravity and spine
angle. By correcting the centre
of balance and biomechanical
faults, a golfer will have a consistent posture and spine angle
at setup and be able to swing through to the ball square to the target
consistently. Correcting biomechanical faults will assist in getting
your handicap down as you are able to get a lot let more distance
with a lot less effort. If the centre
of balance changes, your weight transfer during the swing, as noted
above in point four of "the Perfect Swing",
will be incorrect. This will cause your swing mechanics to be faulty
resulting in a poor shot with loss of power and inconsistency. Your
swing will develop major faults that lessons and new equipment will
not fix. At Get Fit To Golf our aim is to analyze
your swing, pinpoint your faults, rectify your swing mechanics and create
consistent golf which will quickly lower your handicap.
look at the basics of the swing and analyse them from our point of view.