Improve your golfing experience in 2012
Every spring the great Jack Nicklaus went to his Head Pro Jack Grout, the man who had been teaching Jack from his first days as a junior, to “review the basics”. What was good for the best in the world certainly should also be good for the rest of us!
Jack and Jack reviewed PGA – Posture, Grip and Alignment.
Posture: how you stand as you address the ball, pre-swing. Relax, stick your seat out, arms extended, hands below your face.
Grip: the most important, how you “hold” the grip of the club. I say “hold” as it sounds less strong than “grip” as we want light pressure, like holding a tube of toothpaste with the lid off. Ask the Pro if you are holding the club correctly, in both hands. Are your grips the right size? A 10 minute review of your “hold” can last a season!
Alignment: How your feet, hips, shoulders are aligned towards your target will improve chances of a better shot. The most important thing to align is your brain, think target (not ball) and your chances improve. When you swing “away from the target, then swing back to the target” you are on your way to a more powerful and accurate game.
See the pro for a quick P.G.A. lesson, a half hour that can show immediate increased enjoyment.