12 PRIORITISE RHYTHM AND BALANCE
One of my all-time mantras for the golf swing is that if you could promise to execute your best rhythm and balance on every shot you are almost guaranteed to hit lots more great, good or get-away-with-it shots! Base your season around those two attributes, and you will see improved levels of consistency. Here are two things you can work on: 1 Downswing weight shift. Be more conscious of a positive shift into your forward (target side) foot as you start down. This shift has to be from the ground upwards; feet, knees and hips initiate with the upper body following that biomechanical lead. Remember, you must continue to rotate your body through impact – don’t hold back but remember rhythm and balance need to be there too. 2A good finish. Yes, the ball may be gone but the completion of your swing is a true barometer of the quality of your movement. Are you balanced with your forward foot solid on the ground? Does it allow you to stand tall with your upper torso facing the target so you can observe – and hopefully enjoy – the flight of your shot? Poor balance is responsible for many classic swing errors. Improve yours and you’ll be amazed at how your overall technique tightens up.