Why golf Is hard
A lot of things in the game of golf have changed over the past two decades. The evolution in equipment has been astounding. The driver heads can be precision made to move the center of gravity around to change launch conditions with millimeter precision. Compare this to the days where you just hoped the tree your head was made from was a healthy one!
Graphite shafts can now be made to shift flex points and change weight distribution to accommodate different swing releases and desired ball flights. And then there’s the ball itself. Perhaps nothing has seen a great improvement in consistency, distance and control than the golf ball. Multi-layer balls that spin different rates with different swing speeds allow the golfer to practically tell the ball to fly a certain way and it will listen.
THEN WHY DO MOST GOLFERS STILL SUCK?
The pros have leveraged this technology to the point that nearly any of them can hit a 300 yard drive now and then, with many of them doing it regularly. However, the poor, average golfer’s handicap has remained virtually unchanged even given these remarkable improvements in technology. With the golf manufacturers offering you one new driver after the next and irons (with jacked up lofts) promising to help you hit your 7 iron further than the one in the set they just sold you 6 months ago, why is it that no one has bothered to look at the real problem – golf instruction.
If you haven’t improved with all the advancements in equipment, then you simply need to look at the way you’re swinging the club as a fault – it’s NOT the club’s fault – and it may not even be yours. If you’re taking golf lessons and being given the wrong information, you shouldn’t expect to improve and can expect to get worse which is all too common in the golf instruction world.
So, to fix this problem once and for all, you’re going to have to swallow a bitter pill. No matter what the equipment manufacturers tell you, your crappy swing will always produce a slice no matter what driver they put in your hands. And believe it or not, it really comes down to one MAJOR problem that the vast majority of all golfers struggle with. Are you ready?
THE GOLF SWING IS PREDOMINANTLY LEFT HANDED
In the downswing anyway – the time that it matters. The problem is that the vast majority of golfers are right handed playing from the left side of the ball. Because of this, they completely overuse their dominant and more coordinated right hand and this is exactly the number one cause of coming over the top. (Check out this video to see the eye opening difference and stop coming over the top once and for all.)
The reality is, because of some very simple physics at play, you must learn to control the swing with the left arm in the downswing with a pulling motion rather than the right sided pushing motion you are used to now. This will be a challenge at first. Imagine trying to brush your teeth, cut your steak or even control your computer’s mouse with your left hand. In fact, try it now. Now imagine a golf club swung at over 100 mph being controlled by this same hand that you just stabbed yourself in the eye with your toothbrush.
Yes, it will take time to train the left hand. You’ve neglected it and continued to fall back and rely on your old trusty friend Mr. Righty. But Righty is Wrong. Don’t get me wrong, it has a very important job to do in the swing that is discussed in numerous videos on RotarySwing.com, but we’re not going to focus on the power side of things right now.
Right now, you need to learn how to pull. You need to do it for the same reason that when you walk a golf course with a pull cart, you pull it instead of push it – at least if you want to go straight. What happens when you push the cart? It tends to shimmy down the fairway because the force of movement must be lined up perfectly with the center of gravity when you move something from behind and away from the force of movement; otherwise it will rotate about its center of gravity.
However, take this very same cart, get in front of it and pull it down the fairway and watch a miracle unfold. With no effort, focus or concentration on your part, it follows in a perfect straight line – always moving TOWARD the force of movement – which is you. The cart is now stable and easy to control the direction with no effort on your part.
Imagine the moment when you say that about your golf swing. It’s going to happen as soon as you start working on these three drills from the website.
Five Minutes to the Perfect Release
Left Arm Downswing Drill
Stop Coming Over the Top
These very simple movements WILL transform your golf game. They can literally transform the golf industry. The handicaps would begin to fall at a staggering rate if golfers around the world would learn the simple truth about the golf swing – you can’t beat Sir Isaac Newton. Physics will continue to win in the golf swing, it’s a constant – just like the average golf handicap being the exact same for the last 30 years.
Golfers UNITE in training the left hand! Stop sucking – start scoring!
Learn how to use the left hand properly in the golf swing and your ball striking WILL COMPLETELY CHANGE.
RotarySwing Golf Founder
-Dr. Jeffrey Broker, Assoc. Prof. in Biomechanics at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Former Senior Biomechanist for U.S. Olympics Committee
-Hub Orr - Happy PREMIUM MEMBER of RotarySwing.com
-Sam Jarman, PGA Golf Instructor in the UK