Im­prove Your Bal­ance for Golf Re­sults NOW

Golf Today Northwest - - Contents - By KATHY GILDERSLEEVE-JENSEN, PGA

One of the main things, need­ing con­stant fo­cus as you work on your golf game is the im­por­tance of ‘bal­ance’. Bal­ance is de­fined as ‘Phys­i­cal Equi­lib­rium’, ‘Men­tal and Emo­tional Steadi­ness’, or ‘The state of hav­ing your weight spread equally so you don’t fall’. You’ll look for bal­ance in your swing and set-up pos­ture, bal­ance as you fin­ish, men­tal and emo­tional bal­ance, life bal­ance, so­cial bal­ance, equip­ment bal­ance, and sim­ply bal­anc­ing things in gen­eral, to at­tain and main­tain a great state of mind. For a cou­ple of swing-throughs, take no­tice of your be­gin­ning pos­ture and close your eyes to help strengthen your sense-mem­ory. Take note of your heels and toes; you want to feel like you’re grounded in both. What does it feel like to main­tain that bal­ance through­out your swing? Try not to fo­cus on hit­ting the ball at dis­tance, but rather to un­der­stand your bal­ance and points of bal­ance that help you to se­cure your fin­ish. Learn your best-balanced po­si­tion at the be­gin­ning and the end of your golf swing. Find out where you are the best at your bal­ance in your feet. Af­ter you do this, you can in­crease the speed of your swing, while main­tain­ing bal­ance at the be­gin­ning and the end. A good way to eval­u­ate your fin­ished bal­ance is to either count to two (2) or un­til the golf ball lands. Af­ter the com­pleted golf swing, rate your feel­ing of bal­ance. Give your­self data so that you can im­prove. Now you can swing as hard as you want, un­der­stand­ing that you need to con­trol your bal­ance at the end of it. Main­tain­ing con­trol and stick­ing the land­ing at the end is most im­por­tant. When you find your own sense of per­sonal bal­ance and feel­ing of con­trol, this process be­comes eas­ier and hap­pens more reg­u­larly— which in turn helps you re­peat your swing. As many of you al­ready know, the hard­est part of golf is re­peat­ing a golf swing. Con­stantly find­ing your best bal­ance will prove to be a big part of

re­peat­ing your golf mo­tion and find­ing your own per­sonal tempo. While you are think­ing about your end­ing po­si­tion be­ing in con­trolled bal­ance, your body will work to­ward that more con­sis­tently. Be sure to hold your fol­low through no mat­ter where you hit it. This will give you a clearer un­der­stand­ing and in­sight to im­prove your sense of bal­ance. As you fine-tune your sense-mem­ory to gauge your bal­ance, the golf club will have an in­creas­ingly bet­ter chance of swing­ing through the golf ball in a more con­sis­tent way. Other, equally im­por­tant ar­eas of bal­ance are emo­tional and men­tal bal­ance. Hav­ing a fixed and sta­ble men­tal at­ti­tude is ex­tremely im­por­tant to help you solve your golf puz­zle. Stay­ing calm in ev­ery sit­u­a­tion and find­ing a way to man­age your emo­tions both help make for a great game of golf One of the great­est golf bal­ance train­ing aids is the Or­ange Peel by the Or­ange Whip Golf Com­pany. It is ter­rific; the Or­ange Peel bal­ance board helps to cre­ate a se­cured bal­ance sen­sa­tion while you are mak­ing your golf swing. It also helps you to un­der­stand un­du­lat­ing lies and how to de­ter­mine your bal­ance in un­even po­si­tions. Check it out if you want to im­prove your bal­ance quickly and get great golf re­sults now.

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