Golf Tip of the Month
With PGA Teaching Professional
Consistency – The Name of the Game
All day long golfers come to me for help, and the number one thing they are looking for is consistency. Consistency is one of the most common characteristics that separate the less accomplished players from the more accomplished players. It’s not that the average golfer lacks the ability to occasionally hit a good golf shot, they lack the ability to consistently hit good golf shots. Consistency can be elusive in the game of golf to say the least. The way you develop consistency is by being consistent. Sounds simple doesn’t it. Well if it was that simple, I would be out of a job. Fortunately there are two major things when practicing and playing the game of golf that are directly within your ability to monitor that will help you develop better consistency, and they are your pre-shot routine and your finish position.
The pre-shot routine is the thing you do pre-shot, or before the shot and you should learn to do it routinely or the same way every time. The purpose of the pre-shot routine is to consistently and accurately get you set up to the ball in a proper position that will maximize your ability to hit a good shot every time. It doesn’t guarantee you will hit a good shot on line, but it is a great place to start.
The follow through is one of the most under rated and overlooked aspects of the entire swing. Let’s face it, you don’t hit the ball with the back-swing, you hit it with the follow through. If you can learn to finish in the same exact balanced position like a stone statue every single time, sooner or later all the stuff that happens after the pre-shot routine and before the finish (the actual swing) will start to take consistent shape.
If you would like to learn how to develop more consistency with your game see your local PGA professional.
Scott Mayer PGA