Improve Your Golf Game Over the Winter•
Posted on January 06 2017
Now is the time to make changes in your golf swing
You should have in place an off-season program for making upgrades to your golf swing and/or game in general. We’re located in Virginia and the winters really aren’t that severe but if you’re further north you better clean out the garage and get a mat and net.
I would also suggest a mirror and if possible download the V1 home version of their software so you can do an analysis based on the one I did for you originally. The more you learn to help yourself the better. I always say, the educated golfer is our best member!
You actually only have two months, (January/February) which is why you should have started back in November. Players from the Champions Tour rent a house next to the golf course of their choice in Florida for the most part to practice the entire month of December, (taking a short break on Christmas to get back with the family) preparing for the first tournament in January usually in Hawaii.
Nicklaus used to go back to his pro Jack Grout every year and say lets start with the grip. Even a simple fundamental can make all the difference in your play.
Here’s some tips on making your re-build program successful.
- Get professional help in pinpointing the exact movement you wish to re-program or train.
- Do drills that focus right on the swing fault you’re re-programing.
- Do the drills slowly in front of a mirror and make sure your instructor sees you performing the drills to make sure you’re taking the swing medication properly.
- Be patient and don’t rush it all out to the golf course expecting stellar results. You should film yourself hitting balls on the range vs the movement you are performing in our garage. You may be very surprised at the difference.
Tiger mentioned that it took him 13 months to implement the changes Butch Harmon was recommending for his game. Tigers also said, you have to dominate the movement in a drill, carry it over to the range, take it to the golf course, then to a tournament and then a major. He also said it can all break down all along the way.
Golf is NOT an easy game! BUT that’s part of the beauty of it all. You must accept significant failure with a few short moments of shear bliss when for some reason we may never know, you play the round of your life. Look at Jim Furyk. Looking at all the golf swings on tour, would you have chosen Jim Furyk to shoot the record 58?
Here’s a our webinar held on January 5th 2017 entitled How To Do an Off Season Rebuild of Your Golf Swing. If you have never seen your swing on video just get out your cell phone and video your swing and email it to ;”>firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE analysis.