This unseasonable mid-winter weather has me thinking about springtime golf. Once a week or so I have been visiting my local golf shop to take a few swings with demo clubs. Between these mini-warmup sessions and some wintertime study of the swings of my favorite professionals, I’m going to start the year with these swing thoughts:
- Left shoulder goes down and away from the target on the first part of the swing.
- Right hip goes up and back on the first part of the swing.
- Knees drive toward the target on the second part of the swing.
My buddy Adam has been a big influence in convincing me of the power of good footwork. I have to say that I think I might have finally keyed in on some simple foot/leg “feels” that will help get the club set on a good plane up and down. I’m going to try to incorporate these feels into some deliberate practice sessions once the driving ranges open. Additionally, I think that my tall (2-meter) frame would benefit from less sway and more centered pivot. Swing thoughts #1 and #2 above will help with that.
Watch out world! I’m gunning to cut my index in half by the end of 2012.