You can learn a lot by watching an advanced player or pro at a golf tournament or your local golf course.
Have you ever wondered why golfers most all play better after a pro event is in their area and they have been up close watching the pros?
It has a lot to do with the great timing and rhythm displayed by the pros that the amateur golfer picks up on. In doing so I call it the “residual effect” which carries over into their game and they play better sometimes for week on end. But then the “magic” leaves and it’s gone. Ever noticed this phenomena?
Have you wondered why this occurs?
Like I said there are fine subtleties that advanced players have that separates their performance from other golfers and you can learn a lot from being around a better golfer.
As a matter of fact just mimicking some of their actions can pay dividends with your swing, your timing, your balance, your scoring game and your routines.
Usually the bad habits seep back in and the player tries to fix things with mechanics or new swing theories or techniques and goes into a confusion and apathy on how to fix that key part of his game. This pattern then repeats itself over and over.
A lot of golf fixes can come about simply by a return to true basics and practicing the key essentials like better rhythm and timing in your golf swing.
I recommend you do that first before chasing after a new swing technique or theory.
You can find a good review of the key basics of balance, pivot and drive in my latest golf book: Perfect Balance: Your Key to Consistency and Shot-making in Golf. There are some great drills there too. Go to www.lulu.com/perfectbalance for finding your ‘fix’. Or to the banner on the right of this article.
Be in balance, Bob Cisco
the Golf Performance Doctor
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