Golf Tip: Balance is the Key in your Swing

By Brent Franklin

The Importance of Golf Swing Balance

Hi, I am Brent Franklin with McGetrick Golf Academy here in Denver, Colorado. What I want to talk to you today about is balance. One of the big problems I see a lot of amateur players have is they tend to worry too much about positions, taking it inside, over the top, hitting the ball a long way, and they lose sight of one of the most important things they can do. That is maintaining your balance at all times throughout your golf swing. All these things, nothing should be sacrificed at the expense of balance.

Strive for Subtle Movement with Good Balance in Your Swing

When you are making your golf swing the key is balance without too much movement. You can stay in balance and move a lot off the ball, but I think that is too much movement. We want subtle movement with really good balance. If you are turning back into your right side there is a little bit of move to your right, there is a little bit of move to your left on your way through. The main thing is your balance position is solid and stable to where after you hit a shot, the most important thing is after you make a golf swing, if you can stand there and hold that position until the ball hits the ground that is a great drill. It is also something that is very easy to think about and maybe take some of the thought out of all those mechanical things that people tend to get tied up in too much.

Check Your Balance to Bounce Back from Bad Golf Play

Next time you are in trouble or not playing well try thinking about balance, it is very simple and very easy. Check your balance position every time you hit a shot on your follow through. If you can hold it until your ball hits the ground then you are good.

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