Is Your Practice Swing Better Than Your Real Swing?

How many times have you heard, “you have a beautiful practice swing.”  We have all known someone that makes a wonderful relaxed practice swing only to look like a wild man when they actually go to hit the golf ball.

The example I have for you is not so drastic an example just mentioned but they’re out there.  I’ve taken a practice swing video and a real shot video and put them on top of each other so you could see if there were differences in the positions.  Yes there were differences and the differences would effect any ones ball flight and consistency.

I think the big difference is that in your practice swing you’re not focused on hitting the ball a specific distance.  You’re not as tempted to surge or pull with your body to accelerate the golf club.  The push, surge or transfer of weight to your front foot will cause your golf club path to get steeper on your down swing.  The push to your front foot will also make it more difficult to square the golf club up at impact because you have less room or time to operate in.

Confused?  I think the video will help.

How to increase distance with your driver without increasing club head speed.

I’ve got an interesting video for you that shows hard numbers to support what I’ve been telling our students for quite some time. Don’t hit down, hit up on the ball? The launch angle needs to be much higher than many club fitting experts claim and again here’s proof below.

Our subject picked up about 50 yards just by changing his tilt and path through the golf ball. He went from a launch angle of about 8 degrees to 20 degrees. He didn’t change drivers either so so much for buying a new driver thinking that you will pick up a ton of distance. An extra 4 or 5 yards maybe?

If you’re not sure if your swing path is what it should be get out your cell phone and video your golf swing from front and down the line and email it to bobbylopez@quickfixgolf.com