Basic Body Movements You Need To Learn For Your Golf Swing And Putting
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Golf Swing Phases
"One Wrong Thought
You MUST Eliminate From Your Golf Swing
To Avoid Sooo Much Trouble!"
You try your skills at golf and some (or all) of the following results occur:
This is the second article in a series of articles which will lead you to a simple method of putting, chipping, pitching, and full swing skills.
The slice, duck hook, complete miss, topping the ball, hitting fat (hit the ground behind the ball), and most of the other undesirable results you have experienced or witnessed in other golfers are caused by ONE incorrect thought.
Replace this thought and you will have much more success with putting, chipping, pitching, and the full swing.
However, this thought is buried deep in your subconscious mind. It is very **logical** to our way of thinking.
To change your approach to your golf swing AND your putting you will have to accept an illogical thought. But, when you make the change you will begin executing some of the easiest swings of the golf club you have ever made (and know why this happens.)
Five amazing results in ball flight will occur once you overcome this wrong thought in favor of executing unusual, **illogical** movements.
1. You will finally learn to make a divot like the Pros.
2. You will lift the ball in the air.
3. You will hit the ball straight.
4. You will hit the ball farther (if you feel that you can do so.)
5. You will get a lot more backspin on your ball.
This "wrong" thought causes movements of various parts of your body in ways which ruin an easy golf swing. These incorrect movements are visible in your hands, forearms, arms, body, hips, and legs.
This thought triggers incorrect movements at various stages of your swing sequence. Wrong body movements can begin as soon as you start taking the club away from the ball until after the ball has been hit.
But, if the ball is gone how can a wrong move affect the result. Simply put, muscles which produce the wrong movement after the ball has been hit have begun to “gather” or bunch-up before the club reaches the ball. This initial bunching of muscles interferes with your intended swing movements. You, or your golf partners, are not aware that this has happened.
Most of my teaching lessons are geared to helping you change from the wrong, logical thought to the correct, but illogical thought. My lessons will teach you movements which respond to the correct thought. My lessons will give you a process for playing all golf shots with this correct thought in mind.
Since this wrong thought is logical it is buried in your subconscious. The various views at golf courses, as you try to hit the ball, cause this thought to be more involved in your swing movements.
To toss out this thought from your mind and replace it with the correct thought cannot be done by simply being aware of the correct way of thinking. Even though I am aware of this error the scenery of the golf course or the desire to make a precise hit will cause this wrong thought to reappear to influence my golf swing. I believe it can even affect the best golfers in the world due to the pressures they face in golf tournaments.
What you will learn from this website is a step-by-step process which will teach you movements in relation to developing a new subconscious thought that triggers the desired movements you want in your effort to hit the golf ball where you want it to go.
The next message in this series will show you a basic step-by-step process of playing any golf swing or putt. I call it “the phases of playing a golf shot”. You will learn to focus on a task, change your focus to another task, focus on the next task, and so on.
This routine will eliminate the feeling you might have of trying to remember 20 or 30 things before you swing the golf club.
By following a regular process of playing a golf shot you will soon develop a new subconscious thought so that you can rid yourself of that one wrong thought.
Oh yeah. Before I forget. What is the **one wrong thought**? A quick story, first.
A few years ago I witnessed a young woman take some golf lessons from the local Pro over a 2 year period. He did a good job at showing her some very good swing skills. But, I saw her continually hitting the ball out the right and she could not hit the ball as far as she was capable. At the beginning of the third year she came for another lesson. I could see from her hand movements that she was saying something like, “I’m still hitting the ball out the right!”
She had a lot of good swing mechanics from the previous instruction. I watched the teacher try to figure which of the mechanics was breaking down. The problem was not solved. My experience as a Grade 1 to 9 physical education teacher gave me the background of body movements whereby I could see that there was something else besides breakdowns in swing mechanics.
What was happening in that woman’s swing which caused her to hit the ball slightly to the right despite very good swing skills?
Answer: The ball is at point A. The green, flag, and hole are at point B. Logical, subconscious thought tells us that we want to smack the ball from point A to point B. This same thought also convinces us to create movements at some stage of our swing which will cause a forward motion of the golf club through the ball so that it can go from A to B.
But, these forward motions occur at various stages of our swing which cause such a variety of poor results. Forgotten in this thought process is the most important part of the swing. And that is ---- APPLY A BLOW TO THE BALL so that it can firstly be put in motion to leave the vicinity of point A.
The coming lessons will teach you how to carry out movements which respond to your new focus of making the ball move — and move correctly. Prior to these lessons I will have more articles which will prepare you to focus entirely on the instructions.
P.S. There are a few “tips” roaming the world which leave wrong ideas in the minds of new golfers. Some of these blatantly interfere with good body movement. Future articles will show you some of the wrong movements used by you or other golfers. You will learn WHY each wrong movement is produced. You will discover why and how to replace these wrong movements with better moves.
P.P.S. You, or someone you know, will be very interested in how body movement faults can cause back injuries. My methods actually brought a man back into golf so he could golf with his grandson. He felt so good about his new swing that he was able to return to golf with his former golf buddies. I hope to do a series of articles about this using the help of some people I know who are in the physical health field.
P.P.S. I will be providing a lot of free information on this website. I love golf. I also love to teach and help fellow, 2-legged critters, er… golfers. There will be some lesson material offered for sale. (I do have bills to pay.) There will be additions to this golf instruction Website which will use your knowledge, interest, or even newbie questions. This Website will evolve into something very useable by you and fellow subscribers. Any emails and my website will be kept simple without bombarding you with too many links to products and information. I will seek your input about what resources and sources you would like to learn about. Fellow subscribers will be able to provide many of these answers. I will not publish them all in this Website but I could compile a lot of them into a free ebook or series of ebooks. Ideas will come for this and other subscriber interests and needs for better and more enjoyable golf experiences.
P.P.P.S. There are 2 or 3 lesser faulty thoughts for certain golf situations such as hitting the golf ball over a hill or a tree. Future articles will cover these topics.
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Here is a brief list of my other articles:
Basic body movements are fundamental to a good golf swing.
Basic body movement is essential in any sport. Basic body movement also means limiting movement to the essential movement for what you want to do. We control the desired movement. We prevent unwanted movement. Find out more.
This article is an overview of the various steps you could follow to hit your next golf ball. By following this method you will progress towards thinking of very few things to do. Find out more.
Updated by Glen Osborne Jan. 10, 2009
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