Understanding The Basics of The Golf Swing
For an amateur, the game golf looks pretty manageable. What do you have to do? Hit the ball so that it crosses all the eighteen holes and you are a champion. It sounds simple too! But before you start thinking that golf is indeed child’s play, take a look at a set of golf clubs. Their different shapes and sizes will make you wonder whether you have not been a bit hasty about the simplicity of playing golf.
Each golf club is designed to do its best in certain circumstances, to help you get the best golf swing. Hence, besides the fact that it is obvious you will have different circumstances, it is presupposed that you will know which golf club applies to which golf swing circumstance.
Not so easy, is it?
Now, those of us who have been on a golf course will always agree that initially we tried using all our strength behind the golf swing to get the ball to travel the farthest. However, it never works that way – though it takes quite some time and many a full powered golf swing to understand that. The most important thing about the golf swing is the angle and not the strength that is applied to it. Though your golf training, you will steadily condition your lower back and shoulder muscles to a great extent, this is more for resistance purpose rather than strength. Ironically, you will get more strength to your golf swing when you engage in a relaxed stroke rather than a “full-strength-behind-it” stroke.
Your best results will come when you know the right angle and the best body positioning; in other words, when you follow the right technique and not brute strength. When we talk about technique, it is important to mention that the game of golf is rather awkward and requires some good training and practice before you are ready for the real thing. You need to get all the muscles in your body totally coordinated in one fluid movement to develop a solid drive.
There are good training programs and exercises that can help you become more proficient, it is true; but whatever be the regime unless you understand and love this game, it will not be possible for you to excel at it. Golf is one of the very few games which needs total coordination between the mental and physical aspects. Each being as important as the other.