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3 Reasons why relaxing will get you a better looking golf swing

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Tension is a killer for the golf swing, and a lot of the time it’s caused by overthinking. The dangers of modern day golf coaching and advancements in golf swing analysis technology is that people are striving so hard to achieve a perfect golf swing, that they sacrifice having a smooth flowing, relaxed motion. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with trying to make your golf swing look good, but it has to be relaxed otherwise it just won’t work. What a lot of people don’t realize is, that if they were to actually get rid of the tension in their swings first, 9 times out of 10 their technique would instantly improve. Even if it didn’t, they’d be in a better position to be able to make future swing changes.   Below are 3 Reasons why relaxing will get you a better looking golf swing along with some golf relaxation tips….

1) Tense Left Arm

  • A lack of wrist hinge in the takeaway
  • An over rotation of the body
  • An over swing when the arm breaks down at the top of the swing

When a player has a tense left arm and is trying to keep the left arm straight, it’s usually because they haven’t applied their left hand onto the golf club correctly. This makes it hard for them to hinge their wrists correctly, instead they hinge at the elbow causing the over swing.

2) Tight shoulders

  • A swaying of the body

If a player has tense shoulders it will cause their posture to become rounded. The moment the spine becomes rounded, it makes it very difficult for it to turn and instead, it will usually sway from side to side.

3) Tight hips

  • An upright swing
  • An over the top downswing

If a player is trying to restrict hip turn this could cause their swing to become upright, as quite often the arms will disconnect from the body. From this upright position it would become harder to deliver the club down on the right path and will quite often cause someone to come over the top and shank the ball.  Remove the tension from your swing first before you try to make any swing changes, you may well be surprised at just how much better your swing will become by doing this alone.   Here’s a helpful video to show you how.     Watch video