When reading golf tips about how to hit the ball, you find the professional talking about different parts of the technique that need to be improved for a successful shot to occur.
I feel it is great for golfers to learn about the technical part of the game. Many golfers are unclear about what needs to occur in the golf swing make a good shot. Many have a poor perspective of what needs to occur due to bad habits that are created from a lack of lessons or receiving poor information.
There are many golf tips written and recorded around the world, but which one suits you?
I cannot tell you who is right and who is wrong, but I can tell you that you need to find a Professional that you feel comfortable with and you need to find a Professional that you feel has the suitable approach that will help your game.
Every Professional has their style of teaching and style of technique that they teach, but not every Professional is suited for every player.
I could get a group of golfers and say the same thing to each golfer, but each golfer will interpret the information differently, therefore it is important that you understand the information you are receiving….it is important to ask if you are unsure about what you are being taught. If you understand what you are being taught and you have a good idea of why you hit a good shot and what causes you to hit a poor shot, you have a massive advantage over the rest of the field who are changing their swing and thought with every shot!
I enjoy teaching golf to golfers of all levels. Teaching a technique to a golfer that improves their game is a great feeling, but what I find even more productive is teaching a golfer how to use their mental game to implement their technique under certain pressures.
Here is a question for you to think about. How often do you hit a great shot when you are standing over the ball with a negative thought about the outcome and a negative thought about your technique? If you say one, you are lucky that the stars aligned for you on that shot.
Why do I talk about positive self-talk and clearing your mind? Because when you are thinking positive about what you are about to do, you are giving yourself every possible chance of hitting a good shot. One of the reasons you hit a shank, block, hook, etc can be due to poor technique, but most of the time it is due to a mental thought that was not positive.
I have mentioned this point before, but I feel it is important to write it again:
Nine times out of ten, a golfer with a great mental game but average swing; beats a golfer with an average mental game, but great technique.
Having a great understanding of what your technique requires to become consistent is important, but you need your strong mental game to help you play the shots you want more consistently.
Missing a 1 foot putt is all mental, never technique!