Is there such a thing as the perfect golf swing?
I have been fortunate enough to learn from some of the very best golf swing instructors in the world and have made sure I learned as much as I could about the golf swing and perhaps even more importantly how they taught the golf swing.
I have felt that it was important to learn everything I could about the golf swing because I charge people to fix their problems and as their golf coach that is invariably why they come to see me.
It is vital to understand how people learn
It is a waste of time if you have knowledge but do not know how to pass it on effectively as can often be the case with professional golfers. I have always found it interesting how all of the best instructors have taught the golf swing in such different manners.
The golf swing is “two turns and a swish” – how simple is that!
To be honest it really can be that simple, and it can be really useful to keep it that simple especially out on the golf course. If your mind is thinking of too many things (more than one!) it can be extremely difficult to perform an effective golf swing.
Now, on the other hand there are some books out there about the golf swing that make it so complicated. I have made sure I have learned from these books as well and learned all the technical aspects of the golf swing because I am a professional instructor, but I do not teach that way. I feel it is important to keep things simple whilst teaching the golf swing. That said, if I am teaching a particular type of person I will go into more detail. Their personality will suit this approach.
I have also learned from Chuck Cook and Martin Hall
These guys are both world class golf coaches and the way they talk about the golf swing is, in my opinion, fantastic! I teach the golf swing in a similar fashion to how they teach the golf swing. How do I know this? Well, they are both Golfing Machine Authorised instructors and so am I. The Golfing Machine is one of those books that I would not recommend to a club golfer since it is extremely technical to read. It was written by a genius called Homer Kelley and it shows every aspect of every golf swing you are likely to encounter in your golfing life.
Most golf coaching books teach one way of doing things like David Leadbetter’s book “The Golf Swing”. It is Mr Leadbetter’s opinion on how the golf swing should look.
In The Golfing Machine book there are 4 quadrillion ways to perform a golf swing!
4 quadrillion!! That is a pretty big number. What does that tell you? It should tell you that a Golfing Machine Authorised Instructor can help a huge number of golfers with a huge number of different ways to correct their problems and that not all golf swings necessarily have to be the same.
The Golfing Machine pays particular attention to three things you must do in your golf swing, and these are called the three imperatives.
- Clubhead lag pressure point (create lag)
- You must have a straight plane line (swing the club on plane)
- A flat left wrist.
To some of you this may sound a little technical, and in many ways it is. But if you do all of these things you will have a golf swing that creates power and accuracy. As I said before, even though I have learned all the technical aspects about the golf swing I deliver my message in a simple way so people can understand what they need to achieve.
Whoever you see to help you with your golf swing, you need to know if they have sought out great instructors and learned from them – and don’t be afraid to ask. It is your hard earned money and you need to use a coach that knows about the golf swing and who puts you through a full assessment. This is so they know what you want to achieve and where you want your golf game and golf swing to go.
If you want a perfect golf swing, demand more from your golf coach!