How To Practice Golf
And Fix The 4 Most Common Swing Flaws
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In this video I’m offering up one simple fix for the four most common swing flaws I see.
Here are the four most common flaws that I see:
1) Takeaways that get jacked up – this would be hands away from the body club head inside – some sort of takeaway error outside of normal.
2) Backswing plane – too many amateur golfers get too flat and too laid off.
3) Wrist conditions – This can happen all the way during the backswing, all the way during the downswing, and all the way into the fall through. The left wrist gets too cupped, the right wrist gets too flat.
4) Downswing swing direction – I see people that get too far inside out and I see people that get too far outside.
If you’re trying to fix one of those flaws, you have to understand two things.
First, you have to do the opposite of what you’re currently doing. If you have one of those for flaws, think about the movements you make. The fix is you have to do the opposite. Second you must understand the need for exaggeration. I’m talking big exaggeration. You must feel a foot, two feet, a mile to even change it a little tiny bit.
Knowing those two things, here are the fixes for the four most common flaws.
Takeaway – If your have the most common takeaway error, which is hands out club in, you want to do the opposite of that. If my club head works too far in, I want it too far out. And when doing this, you don’t want to go from too far inside to normal. If you want it to get normal, you have to feel like the club head is about a thousand feet outside – a thousand! – to get one. You’re not going for normal. You need to exaggerate in the beginning.
Backswing Plane – Too many people get the shaft way laid down because often they rotate their forearms too much. What’s the opposite of horizontal? Vertical – SUPER Vertical.
Wrist Conditions – So, if the left wrist is getting to cupped or the right wrist is too flat, what’s the opposite? You will bow the left wrist and bend the right wrist bent back. You would do it as much as you can do in the beginning. You’re not trying to go from bad to good. You’re trying to go from bad to PAST GOOD.
Downswing Swing Direction – My downswing swing direction is too far inside out. So, for me to fix it, I have to feel the club too far outside in. In lesson one, when I tried to fix this, I felt like I was swinging a million degrees outside and like I was hitting the biggest slice in the world and the ball kept going straight. And that’s the point
If you’re too far inside coming down, you’re going to have to feel like it’s more over the top whether you’re doing it with just your arms and hands or you’re doing it through rotation. It’s got to feel more over the top. If you’re too far over the top, you have to feel like the club is a country mile behind you coming down.It needs to feel so unbelievable if you’re trying to move it several inches.
When you are practicing by yourself and working on fixing these – or any – swing flaws you must, must, must have feedback to know exactly what you are doing. Use videos or a mirror or training aids so you have feedback.
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