What We Should Know to Avoid Golf Faults

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What We Should Know to Avoid Golf Faults

Postby estelle » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:20 am

All golfers experience golf swing faults on occasion including hook, push, slice and fat golf shot faults. These faults are an inevitable part of the game. However, the secret to becoming a consistently good golfer is to fix your faults quickly and not let swing faults become habit. The most effective way to fix and rid yourself of golf faults is to perform golf practice drills designed specifically to address the fault.

In my opinion, golf training aids specifically addressed to your fault is a very effective method to fixing your golf swing. For example, a lot of golfers want to know how to stop topping the golf ball. It's humiliating to almost miss your ball, and hit only the top of it. It results in the ball going a much shorter distance with discount golf clubs, and most of the time not even clearing the junk in front of the tee, costing you strokes.

Analyze your performance based on your neuromechanical system and identify the reasons for a faulty swing with best golf irons. Ball flight is controlled by muscle balance and flexibility and static and dynamic postural stability which directly influence joint mechanics, muscle recruitment patterns, and consistency of movement. Strength and power also have a role to play in the angle of attack, club head speed, and hitting the sweet spot.

Another technique issue is swaying in your golf swing. This is either the upper or lower body moving sideways, instead of rotating. I am guilty of this one. The main motion in golf is rotational, not side-to-side, so the lateral sway can create a ton of mishits, including the above mentioned topping the ball. For me, when I move too much laterally, I get out ahead of the ball at impact, causing me to release early (flip), and I make contact out on the toe of the G20 Driver, and either hit a big push, or hook it, depending on where my face angle was at impact. This also causes me to reverse pivot at the top of my backswing, which makes it very difficult to come down in the right position. They call it the "rock and block", as opposed to the proper turning level of hips.

Poor distance occurs when the golfer makes decent contact with the golf ball but does not achieve adequate distance with either irons or woods shots. This usually occurs because the upper and lower body are not synchronized to achieve maximum swing speed and power.
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