Golf Swing Shoulder Turn
Golf Swing Shoulder Turn
The movement of your shoulders or the upper half of your body is quite important though-out the whole golf swing movement. Over the last number of months, I have been working with golfers that have focused way too much attention on their shoulder-turn during their back-swing. This was, as they described “a safe swing movement to think about” when they felt that they were swinging the club too quickly. Also, or if their ball flight or ball strike was not as good as they would like it to be.
Perhaps, this thought process can be fine in certain cases and some golfers feel that this is a good movement to think about for a better swing rhythm. However, typically, the golfer has moved too much and overextended his/her shoulder movement. Moreover, as I describe this action “too much shoulder-turn or an overturn”. As a result of the over-turn, this has led my golfers to all sorts of miss-hit golf shots and bad swing faults. Such as; over-swinging and starting the down-swing with the upper half of the body were two principle swing faults that I observed.
Now, this is not the case for everyone. Therefore, what I am suggesting to do, is not to try to limit your shoulder-turn and stop researching how to make a proper shoulder-turn from YouTube.
I do not believe that there is one golf swing tip to help or fix a golfers shoulder-turn. We can agree that each golfer’s swing is different in so many ways. My experience would suggest that what works well for one golfer may not work well for the next golfer. You need to work with a golf swing expert who understands how the body moves through-out the swing and that he/she can communicate to you what you need to do.
So I am suggesting visiting a golf swing expert for Golf Lessons in Cork and taking a few golf lessons in Cork to work out your golf swing issues. As you read this note and if you believe that you have a shoulder-turn problem during your back-swing? Do feel that you are not turning your shoulders properly? Do you think you miss-hitting the ball a lot as a result of your poor shoulder-turn?
Don’t delay and get working on your solution…
Should you need further assistance please contact the golf swing expert for golf lessons in Cork, John Dooley PGA | Tel: +353879277997
Golfer’s Golf Lesson Experience
The following piece was posted on boards.ie by a golf lesson customer and I am really delighted with his results.
As I have posted before, I have been hooking the ball for the best part of 4 years now. Initially, it wasn’t too bad but it just got worse and worse. I gave up golf last year only playing 3 or 4 times. I went back to it with gusto this year and am playing nearly every week. Same problem though, even worse. I have looked online, read up and went for a lesson with a well-known pro. No joy! I was about to pack it in but went to the range for one last time.
I had a bucket of 60 balls. After hitting 25 hooks in a row I asked the guy next to me would he mind taking a video of me with my phone. We got chatting and he recommended a pro in Glanmire called John Dooley. I thanked him and continued to hit the rest of the balls. In all 2 out of 60 were good, the rest were hooking with the exception of the driver where one in 3 were snap hooks!!
I said, what the heck, I’ll give this guy a go and if he can’t fix it then I’m giving it up. I made my appointment for the Monday evening and turned up as planned. John runs the lessons from Riverstown House in Glanmire, a big, beautiful old house. Out front, he has built a fairway with 3 greens.
So, we meet and he explains the plan. He sets up his camera and asks me to hit a few balls. After the 2nd shot, he had it diagnosed. He brought me around to the camera and we watched my swing. To my untrained eye, I thought it was good enough actually. I do have a nice, smooth swing and it looked OK. John pointed out I was standing to upright and I was taking the club back inside. I kinda knew this but it wasn’t until he had me hitting a few with me squatting (as I thought it was) that I realised.
I felt sorry for John as he tried so many things to try to get me to take it back straight, but every time I took it back on the inside. We did lots of turning exercises and eventually he had me hitting irons with the ball on a high tee and then I started hitting them well. They were really good and not like anything I’ve hit before. I was deflated though as the ball was up on a 2-inch tee.
He gave me great exercises to do and I’ve done them every day. I went to the range 3 nights afterwards not expecting much. I got 60 balls again. 40 of them were better than I have ever hit the ball. 5 were heavy (but ok & straight) and 5 were hooks.
I decided to play yesterday evening ever though I probably should have held off until after at least my next lesson. It was a lovely warm evening and my Dad was going to so I said what the heck. I played 14 holes I’ve never hit it so well! There’s a par 3 where we play that’s usually a decent 7 iron to the front for me. I hit an 8 iron and saw it land on the green. Both myself and my Dad couldn’t find it (I even checked the hole but no joy). I was about to just carry on but took a walk around the back of the green…there she was after rolling off. I had 4 pars in a row at one stage.
To say that I’m ecstatic would be an understatement. I have another 3 lessons booked in as I want to really embed this “new” swing.
John’s details are below and I would be very comfortable recommending him.
Notably, contact US | www.johndooleypga.ie | Tel: +353879277997 | Eamil: John@johndooleypga.ie
All you need is Practice Golf!
Words of wisdom for today’s practising golfers.
Certainly, that is a comment that I hear golfers say from time to time… “all I need is to practice”
Well, if that is the case, get going and get practising.
- Sure we need to understand the swing and what to work on.
- Goal setting: You can set targets based on your scores.
- Track your on course scoring performance and identify where you drop shots. View those stats from week to week to identify the weak parts of your game. Then get out and practice and work on improving those areas.
- At all costs!!!!! Don’t get lost in your own head thinking about what to do and why you hit good shots and then some bad shots. May I suggest, never ever use youtube for information to fix your swing! Youtube will not have any answers for you as the tips and swing fixes may be similar to your swing faults. However, I am 10000% that those swing fixes will not translate from the video to your swing without knowing if you can achieve the same swing adjustments.
- Be patient and keep going.
All golf swings will get better by making frequent swings and repeating those swing. Keep your swing simple, stay away from too many technical points. Notably, you will make bad swings and equally, you will make good swings.
What will make a difference to your game?
Keep learning about how you play the game. Keep notes about what influences your metal and work on chipping and putting. The best putter does not lose that often. Always look for support to improve each segment of how you play the game.
Please feel free to contact me with your questions and comments.
John@johndooleypga.ie | Tel: +353879277997 | www.johndooleypga.ie #golflessonscorkJD