Swing tip of the month Feb/March 2014
How to be Consistent
Lets talk about Balance in your swing. Balance can refer to “not falling down” or to the “rhythm” of your swing. Both are important to consistent ball striking.
The first type of balance is the obvious, don’t “Lose your balance” or fall down while your swinging. The best way to get this is start in a balanced position. This means 50/50 weight dispersion, side to side. It is also concerning heel to toe balanced. There are many different ways to get set to the ball at address. Just find what works best for you and stay that way. If you get started with a solid base, it is so much easier to stay solid, still, and balanced during the swing.
The less obvious type of balance is the motion of your swing. You can also call this your rhythm. When your back swing matches your forward swing, you have balance and good flow to your swing. It will look smooth and flowing. And for those of you who want to put that to an equation, it should be a 3 to 1 ratio.
Finding your flow and balance is essential to be a consistent ball striker. Always remember this “With good Balance and rhythm, you can get away with mechanical swing flaws. But with Perfect Mechanics and bad rhythm, it will never work!”