Golf, it’s probably one of the most difficult sports to play, and there are more people trying to peddle solutions for your problems than you can shake a stick at. If you don’t believe me flick on the golf channel for an hour and see how many commercials you see for the next greatest training aid.
Some of these training aids work, I can’t argue that however, I’ve often wondered if we need to have this perfect swing in order to enjoy the game and shoot a half-decent score.
Golf Swing Realities
While we all want to critique everyone’s golf swing, or at least I do, the reality is all the little things we talk about in not lifting our head, turn our hips, keep your arms straight are all to ensure one thing occurs. When our golf club comes through the downswing to make an impact with the ball, that clubface is perfectly square so that the ball goes straight.
Now I’m not suggesting that you don’t need to pay attention to keeping your head down, feet straight, and all those other finer points of the swing. However what I am saying is that you don’t always need the perfect swing to play a half decent round of golf. So with that being said what does it take to develop a good swing?
Facts about the Swing
Okay, so it’s not so much facts plural as it is a fact. While your buddies on the course will be very quick to tell you that you lifted your head or you’re not aimed correctly there is really only one key thing that must happen to make that ball go straight. You must have the face of the club square to the ball at the time of impact.
Of course all those other points your buddies continually bug you about are important but they are all spin-offs of that one key point we must ensure the clubface is connecting with the ball square on to make sure it goes straight, and as far as possible. So if all of those points we scrutinize over about the golf swing aren’t as important as we thought what does it take to develop a good swing?
The Bare Minimum to make it go Straight
There are five points I am going to mention that I think are the lazy way to hitting the ball straight.
So, these are the finer points we’ll say about helping to achieve a consistent golf swing. You’re not going to be swinging the club like Tiger anytime soon, but as this article has tried to get across do you really have to? As you improve your game, you’ll enjoy it more.