When golfers come to see me at Scarborough Family Golf, they sometimes ask why is it that my practice golf swing feels so good, but when I go to hit the golf ball, the shot turns out so badly? My friends always say, “if I could hit with my practice swing, I would be a low handicap.” One reason you may be having trouble with your ball striking, is that your rehearsal swing is a different speed than the real swing.
In your practices, your swing is controlled, slow, and lazy, but when you hit the ball for the real thing you are much more aggressive; two different speeds altogether. What messages are you sending to your brain and body? Quit sabotaging yourself, rehearse what you really want; make your practice golf swing and the real thing the same speed. Slow your real swing down, or speed up your practice swing. It’s all about controlling your emotions and your muscles so that everything is balanced, whether you are practicing or playing.
If you would like further instruction on developing a proper rehearsal swing, golf lessons can be booked through our website or by calling. Also, let me know if there is any particular golf swing issue you would like me to cover in a future blog, I would be happy to give you my professional advice.