The easiest way to improve a golf swing is to focus on rhythm. One of the biggest flaws I see in most golfers is they have no rhythm when they make a swing. Rhythm helps us sync up our arms and body when we hit the ball. Having the two sync up is vital to hitting the ball straight.
How do you practice and get some smooth rhythm? The easiest way is to focus on slowly taking the golf club away from the ball on our take away. Just about everyone I see that has poor rhythm takes the club back far too fast and ends up having their body and arms out of sync.
After you have gotten better at taking the club back slower you must now focus on slowing the transfer at the top. By top I am offering to the last point where the club moves backwards and starts to make its way downwards towards the ball. The position where the club will be pointing towards our target essentially.
I suggest you focus on making a slight pause at the top of your swing just to get used to slowing things down considerably. Fred Couples has been so good at doing this over the years and I will post a video of him below so you can see exactly what I mean when talking about a pause at the top. This video is in real time then they slow it down.
Focusing on a slower take away and implementing a pause at the top of your swing will not only improve your swing and rhythm greatly but you will see an increase in distance! In my next post I will be talk about ways to gain more distance so stay tuned for that.
Just a quick side note, is anyone else getting tired of the Golf Channel and their continuous plugs for the John Daly show which premiers in over a month?! I have watched only about 4 hours of Golf this year (all on the Golf Channel) and I have probably seen well over 40 plugs for his show. It’s really irritating and I hope I am not the only one that feels this way!