Have You Ever Had Someone Say to You That You Should Make a Change to Your Golf Swing Technique?
Have you been playing poorly for an extended period of time and you may be at your wit's end with your sub-standard performances on the golf course?
Logically you may be thinking that if you change the way you swing the golf club it will improve your performances leading to lower golf scores and a happy and fulfilled golfing life.
In this article I'm going to shed some light on why changing your golf swing might be a very bad idea leading you to more frustration and helplessness than you could imagine. You might think that this is an exaggeration but unfortunately many a struggling golfing soul has lost his way on the path to golf swing immortality because he or she didn't understand the consequences of changing some aspect of their golf swing technique.
- Find an experienced and competent golf instructor who has a solid reputation for making changes that actually help the golfer to play better. This is more difficult than it sounds.
- Completely understand what you're trying to achieve by understanding how the change will help you to play better.
- Make sure that you receive your instruction in the modality that suits you the best. If you're visual in nature you'll need to develop your understanding by watching video of your changes. If your primary learning modality is tactile then you'll want to use training aids to help you understand the 'feels' that will help you to change. If you're auditory in nature you'll want your instructor to explain clearly what you are supposed to do and also have it written down for you.
Please remember this advice...do not become the guinea pig for some overly confident golf instructor who wants to dramatically change your golf swing to make it look like a tour stars." Only make the change if you truly believe that you will play a lot better than you currently do and make a change to your technique to play better rather than trying to imitate someone playing well at the moment.
Making swing changes is a lot more difficult to achieve than you might think,so really think about your decision carefully as the majority of big changes made to golf swings don't make the golfer play better.
In other words the failure rate is high, so if you're considering making a big change to your golf swing ask yourself this simple but important question;
Am I willing to pay the price?