The Golf Mentor

Top Full Swing Tips

Drill your Swing into Muscle Memory

Learning a motor skill requires not only repetition but also re-inforcement. You are much better practicing your swing for ten minutes a day than the occasional long session at the practice range. If you have a roomy back yard, set up a practice facility using wiffle balls that allows you to practice your swing every day for ten to fifteen minutes. If you do not have room to do this, at least find a place to do a drill ten or twenty times each day. As long as you are practicing the right swing, you will be suprised how much this regular re-inforcement can help your game. If you join the Golf Mentor, you can plan and keep track of your practice sessions, making it more likely you will keep doing them.

Concentrate on the Back Swing

It is important to realise that the swing is divided into two parts, the back swing and the down swing. The back swing is executed slow enough that you can consciously monitor the different aspects of it. In other words, by using concentration, you can introduce the back swing into muscle memory much quicker than 10,000 swings, because you can consciously guide the path that it takes. Once the downswing starts, you can no longer use conscious feedback, because it is too fast. The good news is that if you get the back swing right, then it is much more likely the downswing will be correct. So our tip, is to concentrate on the back swing, before you worry too much about the downswing.

How to Perform the Perfect Golf Swing from Videojug
★★★★★

If you only want to spend eight minutes watching a video on how to do a full golf swing, then this is the video for you. What is more it is free, although you do have to wait for an advertisement before the actual video starts. The instructor takes you through all the obvious checkpoints, from aligning the club to the rotation of the body. The video is clear and easy to watch. The swing being taught is not perfect, there is no such thing as the perfect swing, but it is simple. And KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) is the mantra of any good instructor. The only warning note is that putting the swing into muscle memory is far more difficult than watching the video. Down below we give some tips on how to make the most of resources like this.

Just a Basic Easy Golf Swing! from 1st Beginners Golf Swing Tips
★★★★☆

This is web site is worth visiting, especially if you prefer to learn by reading rather than looking at videos. It is a clear presentation of a straight forward approach to swinging the golf club. It is useful as a standalone resource, or could help you to understand some of the video instruction material. The material is presented in an interesting way, and some of it shows considerable insight. For instance, in describing the final position of the back swing, it states "As long as you don’t bend the left arm more than slightly, these positions will be determined by how far you can turn your upper body." Well said. The tutorial also includes a description of the crossed arm drill, which can be very useful.

Golf's 3 Deadly Instincts from Charlie King at the New Rules Golf School
★★★★☆

This is a great video for golfers who are struggling to attain any consistency in their golf swing. If you are working hard and still scoring over 120, then this is definitely worth a look. Charlie identifes three basic instincts that cause golfers to swing poorly. These are trying to hit the ball upwards, trying to steer the ball, and trying to hit too hard. In the video, he clearly explains how these instincts lead to poor shots, and gives three simple drills to help you to fight these problems. You will need give your email address to gain access to the video, but it is the first in a five video series.

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