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Swing Perfect Every Time

Oct 9, 2007
Would you like to swing perfect every time? If so, you need to focus on the fundamentals of your swing. The first fundamental to work on to swing perfect, is a perfect takeaway. This motion starts your swing and, believe it or not, most bad swings are all started with a far from perfect takeaway, that is often too quick and done predominantly with the wrists.

Before you swing, you'll notice that as you place the club behind the ball your arms, shoulders, hands, and the club from a perfect triangle. (If they don't take up tennis) The perfect swing has to be synchronized from the beginning, so you need to focus on keeping the exact shape of that triangle as you pull the club back. Keep that triangle until your swing passes by your right thigh, or your left thigh if you stand on the wrong side of the ball. (ha ha)

Pulling the club back away from the ball should be a perfectly controlled, smooth motion as it will set the rest of your swing up for good tempo, which is what you need to hit a perfect golf shot.

You can even practice this move in your living room by swinging the club back in slow motion, focusing on keeping the perfect shape of that triangle until it passes your thigh. Your swing plane back should be one where the club and your hands do pass closely to your thigh, if they don't your takeaway is a little outside.

If your hands hit your thigh, then the takeaway of your swing is too much inside. Doing this drill slowly should allow you to train your shoulders, arms, and hands to take the club back with good tempo and on line to swing perfect.

You will notice that as you do this drill your weight should also be naturally falling onto your right side as you take the club back and then back to your left foot as you return the club to the ball. Your left shoulder will drop some (which will allow your hands to pass by your right thigh). Your head should remain perfectly still.

A useful perfect swing thought to help you with this is to imagine that the butt end of the club has to move back before the club head does. This will prevent you from taking the club back with only your wrists.

Watch a professional on TV waggle their club before a shot, they keep the triangle, even in a waggle. You will notice as they take the club back to swing, they do so in a controlled manner that keeps the butt end of the club moving in sync with the club head.

Then watch your high handicap buddies on the golf course waggle their club before they hit a shot. They probably use all wrist and if you watch the butt end of the club, it will hardly move at all, only the club face waggles back and forth. In order to avoid being too wristy, make sure that the butt end of the club is moving back before the club head.

If you can master this move you should be able to swing perfect because the swing follows the takeaway it should also have good smooth tempo. Watch Fred Couples swing, he has perfect tempo, and the reason is because he constantly practices drills like this that put him in slow motion so he can train his muscles to do what he wants when he is on the golf course.

If you work on keeping a perfect triangle in your takeaway you will improve your tempo and set yourself up to swing perfect every time. All of theses things take practice so you will need to focus on this for as much as a couple of weeks before you notice significant improvement in your swing and score.
About the Author
David Nevogt needs no introduction. His distinguished ability to help golfers of all abilities and ages to play great golf and get more fun out of the game is legendary all over the world. Rather than hit your head against a wall after each round, let David take you by the hand and introduce you to a simple golf swing that is guaranteed to work. Visit: www.DropYourHandicap.com to learn more.
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