Many people enjoy the challenges the sport of golf provides. One such challenge is developing a consistent and effective swing. When working on improving this important aspect of your game, it’s a good idea to look at the basic mechanics of the swing to identify any problem areas.
For instance, the swing should start from the chest or shoulders, rather than the hands. If a player tries to swing too much with just the hands, the swing will lack the ideal amount of control and strength, and deliver inconsistent results.
Relatedly, a good sense of balance throughout the swing is also key. Poor balance leads to rocking forward or backward during the swing and affects the way the club connects with the ball. As an exercise to improve balance, you might consider standing on a rounded piece of foam while swinging. The balance challenge this drill provides can transfer to your regular swing.
Finally, avoid rushing through the swing. When swinging more slowly, a golfer has time to get the body in the proper alignment and to better coordinate the different parts of the swing.