Many are familiar with the saying, “new year, new me” which is often applied to one’s life around the time that New Year’s resolutions are put into place. However, you do not need to wait until the ball drops on New Year’s Eve to become a new and better version of yourself. We are approaching a new season, fall, which is known to be the season of change! The trees will start changing color in just a few weeks, the weather will change from humid to chilly, and people’s routines change as it is back-to-school season. As a golfer, there is no better time than now to give yourself the constructive criticism that you need to change your style and game play and become the best golfer that you can be! One of the most common aspects of the game that people look to change and improve upon is the golf swing. Here are a few ways that you can work on your golf swing so that you can go into this new season a changed player:
- Do not just use your arms for power. When thinking of the golf swing, many people assume that your arms are what is doing the majority of the work. The truth is, a successful golf swing does not just require your arms to be in good shape, but your entire body. Next time you are swinging, use your body for the power you need before, throughout and after the swing.
- Find your golf clubs’ “sweet spot.” You may be familiar with the sweet spot of some, or one of your golf clubs, but it is very important that you find it for each and every club. By doing this, you will notice a major improvement in your distance, and will be able to tell the difference between a “sweet spot” swing versus any other.
- Slow down. At the end of the day, rushing through anything, especially your golf swing, can cause you to hinder your success. Slow down, pay attention and focus on your target. Taking your time will greatly improve your game!