Did you know that balance and consistency are first cousins in the golf swing motion?
It’s true. You see them together almost all the time. Hanging out and interacting in the golf swing. Interesting how balance has so much to do with consistency in the golf siwng motion.
Hit a good shot and you always find you’re in balance. Hit a bad one and you’re usually “off balance” in some part of the swing motion. Interesting hey.
As a matter of fact, most likely the most neglected and misunderstood key basic or fundamental in the golf swng.
I’ve done a lot of recent key research on this area and I will share with you what I found out here.
Here’s a recent article on the importance of this relationship being maintained, how it is done and how you can improve your balance and have better golf shots.
This report has some of my finest research and work and I am letting you in behind the curtain here to see it.
Why You Still Can’t Break 100, 90 and 80 in Golf
And How Balance and Consistency are Key
If you’re not breaking thru the next barrier in your
golf game and you’re still hitting inconsistent shots,
then, sit down and read this special report and find
out WHY you’re having the trouble you’re having with
your golf swing and game.
So what is INCONSISTENCY in my game, golf swing
and shot-making? That’s a great question to be
asking yourself and your golf teacher.
Golfers use this ONE word all the time. I’m inconsistent
with hitting my shots and with my swing.. I hear it a lot
as an instructor and have for some time. For years as
a matter of fact, I hear this one word describing more
problems than any other.
Inconsistent with what part or aspect of the golf swing
motion, path or clubface delivery? How often has your
instructor or teacher asked you that more specific question.
Probably not. And he should be asking you for these
specifics if he’s going to get more to the bottom of your
problem with your game and Inconsistency.
Inconsistency can mean a lot of things to the golfer.
as a problem in the golf swing, it sums up mainly
around swing errors that lead up to an improper
swing path and motion thru the ball.
It has to do with the amount of deviation from a
certain norm or degrees in delivering the clubface
to the ball at impact in the golf swing is getting
closer to what it is. More on this later in this article.
Swinging at 90 or 100 mph in two seconds or less
and making sold impact with the club head at impact
is actually impressive and a real athletic skill. So do
pat yourself on the back a bit because you’re playing
one of the most difficult sports where there is higher
velocity or speed that is required to swing with a club
and propel a ball down the fairway.
Each of these golf swing symptoms are manifestations of
some kind of an error in the motion of the golf swing and
its path being swung around the body with the weighted
When you’re dealing with swinging a club, bat or racquet
around your body at high speed, to the degree that you
can do that and swing in balance will greatly impact and
improve a number of these key factors and swing positions.
Top players, who are the epitome of balance and
consistency, all key on swinging or rotating in balance.
Remember that. That’s one of the key rules you must
follow with eh swing.
Your best rounds of golf were most likely when you swung
easier and smoother and found yourself more in control
and had good timing. Recall a few of such rounds and
you’ll find that’s what you were doing and why the
round and your swing felt better and effortless that day,
your timing was exceptional and felt better.
So what is Inconsistency really in the golf swing motion?
And how can you get more of it as a skill and improved
ability on your shot-making?
We have known for many years that many of the key
problems golfers have, have to do with the backswing
move done incorrectly. It is here that the majority of
errors in a faulty swing can be found. This is from the
initial takeaway (Swing position 1) to waist-high position
in the backswing move (Swing Position Two).
There are more things can go wrong with the swing
in this first crucial zone of movement (SP 1 and SP2)
than in any other part in the golf swing motion. The
error in the first three feet is usually a combination
of several errors, some quite drastic and caustic
to a good repeating golf swing.
This is a big problem because there can be a number
of swing errors going on at the same time in the
backswing that can mask the real problem and be
difficult not only for the golfer to identify and solve
for himself, but likewise can be a real challenge for
the golf teacher to recommend solutions in trying
to fix the golfer’s basic swing problem and errors.
Eighty per cent of all swing errors are contained in
this move away from the ball to waist-high position
(Swing position 2). Wow. That’s a host of swing
errors in just one area of the golf swing motion.
These swing errors manifest themselves in a
combination of errors that when the golfer swings
this way, with one of these key errors present,
he can may get away with perhaps one miscue
or error as a result and get an okay, somewhat
satisfactory result, but not when he has two or
more of such fundamental errors.
Arnold Palmer said in one of his key books:
“If I got the takeaway right with my swing, the
green light was on for a good swing and hit”.
How true that is here and supports this premise
that the primary error in the golf swing and
most crucial part has to do with your
So remember what “A.P” said here and you’ll
play better as a result of this advice.
Watch the top players and notice how they
are working on that takeaway move a lot —
as a constant reminder of its importance to get
it right in the takeaway as a swing exercise and
drill, and to groove in the move away from the
ball. Several players even adopted it into their
waggle and practice swing move.
You probably have hear of this also referred to as
the one-piece takeaway from the ball in the
backswing move. Yes that is correct.
The key to fixing your INCONSISTENCY lies in
handling this key error or the series of faulty
errors that you have that show up in the INITIAL
takeaway and the first three feet of your swing
back swing move.
This is the crucial zone in the backswing move
and is one of the most vital move in the golf swing
motion that will make or break your success for
making solid contact with hitting the ball. It has
a large part to do with improving your consistency
in your ball-striking.
Your move back to the ball in the forward swing is
also vital but the majority of golfers are already too
far out of position, and have to make a big compensation
in a series of ways quickly to get back into, the correct
position to hit the ball at impact. Which in most cases
does not happen and results are less than satisfactory
and Inconsistent at best.
By the time the golfer has reached the top of his
backswing, (Swing position 3) he has stacked up a
combination of errors to overcome in his swing, that he
has to handle quickly and overcome or compensate for.
First of all, what I discovered which was hard to believe
with all the information written about the golf swing, that
the understanding of basic motion of the golf swing has
been essentially misunderstood by many golf students
and teaching pros.
This sounds rather basic but upon further examination
of what’s being taught and told to students to do, is a
series of isolated mechanics of positions and technique,
not sound theory of basics and fundamentals of the golf
swing motion (motion, timing and rhythm).This needs
When one is being consistent in his swing motion and
is swinging or rotating the club and his body In a
synchronize way and in balance, his timing is more
effectively and performs better as he swings the club
around his body. This creates a better pivoting action and
driving action up against the left side and out towards
the target with acceleration.
The golf swing is not a movement of focusing on or
concentrating on isolated swing positions and the swing
plane itself. That is a secondary focus but not of primary
importance in the golf swing motion.
It is a concentration on feeling in balance, shifting your
weight smoothly back and forth, and timing the hit or
release of the golf shot. That’s what you focus on. Ask
any advanced player or pro on what he focuses on
It May Not Be All Your Fault —
The golf swing has been over complicated and made
too difficult to understand for most golfers especially
the information having to do with swing plane, its function
and its importance. This has been going on now for
sometime – actually over 50 yrs or more and is during
that time that the national average has only improved
less than one stroke. An unfortunate but Interesting point.
The average golfer who can not break 100 or 90 is OUT OF BALANCE
in their golf swing from the get-go.
This actually happens in the first foot to three foot zone of
their golf swing and from there, the golfer is struggling to
create a compensation for being out of balance from this
swing center position, which then affects their pivot, tempo
and timing pattern. The golfer then tries desperately to
overcome these errors which in most cases he really can’t.
Inconsistent shots result.
I spent ten years or more studying this problem directly and
my research on this is contained and written up in my latest
golf book project: Perfect Balance, Your Key to Consistency
and Shot-making in Golf. I go into more in depth detail
about this breakthrough, Inconsistency, the discoveries I
made, and the over twenty new axioms found on motion
and balance in the golf swing. You can see order the
complete report in book form if you don’t already have it
by going to www.lulu.com/bobcisco.
In my latest research on the role of footwork, balance,
and swing center, I stumbled upon an important discovery
in the golf swing — that the golf swing motion starts not only
with the club, but with the assistance of the feet from the ball of
the foot/arch area when the golfer starts the club back in his swing.
The feet are the only part of the body in touch with the
ground and actually act as “guide posts” for the harnessing
and balancing of the body that is coiling around its swing
center. They create a kinetic chain effect upwards in the
golf swing motion.
Tiger Woods in his book, “How I Play Golf”, “stated that
power is generated from the ground up, starting with the
connection to the ground with your feet and working
I found in my eight year research study that the majority
of golfers — those who couldn’t break 100 and 90 –
tended to over-rotate the feet especially the ankle and
hips in the early part of the back-swing, and that this
point alone caused a host of problems in the golf swing,.
especially with their timing pattern, maintaining of spine
angle, and overall lack of consistency to hit solid shots.
This point has been truly overlooked, missed and has
been unknown to traditional golf instruction with
the national average stuck at over 100 for most
men and women golfers for the past 50-75 years,
despite all the new technological advances in golf
This sounds to me like we have placed too much
emphasis on the wrong area. I go into this in more
detail in a book I recently wrote on this and you will
find in some ways discover a bit of a conspiracy by
those in the higher ranks of golf associations, to
suppress this information from ever really getting it
to the masses of golfers for a particular vested reason.
This is because if golfers started figuring this out better
for themselves they really wouldn’t need to reply so
heavily on a swing coach or golf teachers with the bottom
line being that instructors of the game would give far less
lessons to students.
But what if there was a better way that all golfers could
benefit from such instruction? Not only from a good golf
teacher when needed but could essentially personally
train themselves on these key fundamentals, i.e. balance,
pivot and better timing in their golf swings. And that they
could achieve better consistency and hit more solid golf
shots as a result?
So do this for me: Work on your back swing move as more
of a one piece takeaway away from the ball and be more
aware of your balance especially in the first three feet of your
golf swing. “Think balance” in your golf swing man!
While you’re doing that I’ll get back to you soon as I am on to
something that will greatly help you in this area as a training
Imagine for a moment a personal training device that would
groove in this key move with your balance, pivot and timing?
Wouldn’t that be something.
Talk to you soon and let me know how you liked the special report.
Leave a comment right now.
Bob Cisco –
Golf Performance advisor