Golfers are always looking for ways to get better, one of which may be improving their swing. One of the most common problems that plagues a golfer’s swing is their balance. By following these tips, anyone can improve their swing and lower those scores on the links.
Before figuring out how to improve the balance of your swing, it is important to determine how unbalanced your swing is, if at all. To check this, simply hit your drive and hold your finish. After your ball lands, if your swing is balanced, your belt buckle will be facing directly where you were aiming and the bill of your cap should be directly over your right shoulder. If this is not the case, these could be some reasons why.
One of the biggest problems that causes golfers to lose balance in their swings is that they are trying to hit the ball as hard as they can. This brute use of muscle may lead to more distance but the accuracy of the shot will be thrown off because of the upper and lower body won’t be working together. Swaying ensues when you try to hit the ball too hard and throws the entire swing off balance. The solution to this problem is to just calm down, and take a few half swings with your feet crossed. This will get you in the routine of finding a balance between the swinging of your arms and you lower body movement.
This may seem like a self-explanatory solution, but it is the most common reason why swings are not balanced. Sometimes golfers will put too much weight on their toes or heels, resulting in hit or miss tee shots. To fix this, simply improve your posture, standing a tad straighter. It may seem like you are standing further away or closer to the ball but the results will show in your shots.
One of the simplest solutions to the problem of swing balance is to be mindful of where you tee up. Most people do not realize, especially when using a driver, that for the best result you must play the ball up in your stance. This creates a rising swing that takes the ball higher and farther. It’s an easy fix when hitting off the tee and could also be used in some situations when hitting with an iron.