It might be a good idea to rename the golf swing. The more proper term is the golf positions.
This makes sense, because when most people are learning the game, they concentrate on where the club should be during the swing, and not how the club arrives at the various positions.
Do you remember the wad of cash you shelled out on that new set of golf clubs? Of course you do.
Well, the reason your clubs cost so much is that they are engineered to fall into all of the right positions during the swing, without any manipulation from the player.
Clubs are designed to do a specific job. For example, the toe of a club is larger and heavier than the heel, which helps create optimal rotation of the club face during the swing and at impact.
That's also why the shaft enters the club head at a precise angle, which in turn causes the club to swing on a specific plane.
Meanwhile, the clubhead itself weighs more than the grip end of the club. That allows a player to tap into centrifugal force during the swing.
There's no doubt that golf is not easy, but when a player understands the technology behind his tools, the task becomes simplified.
So make the most of your swing by getting clubs that fit correctly.
From there, if the player has good posture and a fundamentally sound grip, the club will tend to find the right positions during the swing.
David Goolsby is the director of The International Golf Academy at Jones Creek Golf Club
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