In a brand new collection on GOLF.com, we ask a panel of our Best 100 Academics to handle a commonplace query readers would possibly have about their video games, their swings and the rest that would lend a hand them beef up their on-course performances. This week, our roundtable discusses the worst swing recommendation golfers get.
WHAT’S THE SINGLE WORST PIECE OF ADVICE (OR SWING TIP) THAT PEOPLE MISTAKENLY ASSUME IS GREAT ADVICE AND SHOULD IGNORE?
Kevin Sprecher, Sleepy Hole C.C., Scarborough, NY: One of the vital commonplace items of recommendation I pay attention golfers say to inform me they’re attempting is to stay the lead arm directly within the golfing swing. They see Excursion gamers doing it, so it should be proper. Preserving the lead arm directly normally leads to an excessive amount of stress, deficient higher frame rotation, and mis-hits.
Carol Preisinger, Kiawah Island Membership, Kiawah Island, SC: It’s a tie between, “Stay your head down,” and “Stay your left arm directly.”
Kellie Stenzel, Boca Raton Hotel & Membership, Boca Raton, Fla. and Palm Seashore CC: “You’re swinging too speedy — swing slower.” The truth is that swinging slower is a good way to hit it shorter. In case your basics and setup are just right sufficient, pace shall be your good friend and you’re going to handiest hit it farther. If pace reasons you to lose your steadiness or touch, test your posture.
Jon Tattersall, Fusion ATL, Atlanta, GA: “The frame does the entire paintings,” or “The hands do the entire paintings.” It’s a mix of motions. There aren’t many — if any — silver bullets
Lou Guzzi. Talamore CC, Ambler, PA: Prevent considering such a lot and simply swing the membership. I need my scholars to understand precisely what they’re doing once they swing a membership and play a shot.
Debbie Doniger, GlenArbor G.C., Bedford, NY: Preserving your head nonetheless could also be a just right swing really feel, however used normally it may end up in deficient ball-striking and deficient frame motion.
Gary Weir, Westchester CC, Rye, NY: John Jacobs used to mention in case your trainer asks you to stay your head down or swing gradual, discover a new trainer. I subscribe to that.