September 26, 2017

Improve Your Golf Game: How To Make A Difficult Sport Easy

improve your golf gameIf you have difficulty in attempting to improve your golf game on the basis that golf is simply too hard, you may want to compare it to that of baseball.

If you understand how to lock-in a specific ball flight alignment during your pre-shot proceedings to hit a golf ball straight, you may not find it difficult at all to improve your golf game.

Nonetheless, there seems to be an ongoing debate as to whether golf is more difficult than baseball.

The comparison sometimes is addressed in a comedic manner, such as in an article I recently came across.

“Why is no one permitted to scream during golf? After all, it’s a sports event, isn’t it? You paid your way in, didn’t you? Why is no one allowed to shout at the top of their lungs, “Hey, mister! You’re going to miss it!” But if you pull a stunt like that, you know what’s going to happen. The marshals are going to escort you right off the course. Still, what makes this sport so special?

Are golfers so sensitive that wisecracks from the peanut gallery is going to give them minor nervous breakdowns? For crying out loud, the ball isn’t even moving. It’s just sitting there. You stare at it for as long as you like, then you wind up and you smack it. Simple as that. Unlike baseball, there’s no split-second timing involved, and unlike baseball, the ball is not suddenly going to fly up and hit you in the face, shattering your cheekbone”

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The difficulty of golf is the instant you form either an overlapping, interlocking or baseball (ten fingers) style on grip on a club, the club face rotates to an effective open alignment and the path of the club rotates to an out-to-in alignment  across the shoulders to create a slice ball flight alignment.

Since such slice ball flight alignment is not locked-in, any subsequent movement of any body part after the grip is completed will rotate the alignment and path of the club face to a different ball flight alignment.

Considering many typical body movements between the completion of the grip and the beginning of the swing, the alignment and path of the club face could rotate to any one of the seven possible ball flight alignments, such as to a hook, pull, push, pulled-hook, pushed-slice, a more severe slice and possibly(although unlikely) to a straight ball flight alignment.

Since there is no practicable way of determining to what alignment and path the club face has rotated at final address in such instance, it becomes a guessing game for the golfer as to how he or she must manipulate the club during the swing in an attempt to square the club face to the ball at impact and produce decent golf shots.

So unlike baseball where it really doesn’t matter all that much about the level of noise or distractions (because it is not so critical in which direction the ball flies as long as it remains in bounds), if you are unable to concentrate during a simple golf swing, the ball could fly in any direction, which could be devastating for your game and your score.

In a nutshell, golf is more difficult than baseball and, golfers are more sensitive to distractions, because the direction in which a golf ball flies is critical whereas the direction in which a baseball flies is not so crucial as long as it stays in bounds and, as long as you can get to first base without being tagged out.

As stated earlier, golf can be much less difficult, however, if you can lock-in a specific ball flight alignment during your set up proceedings because you would not  need such intense concentration during the golf swing, assuming the remainder of your set up routine was proper. It is a much better golf method to hit quality golf shots than trying to square the club face to the ball at impact.

There are more than 100 techniques addressed in books, DVDs, Special Reports and articles available at to lock-in a straight ball flight alignments and hit the ball on a straight path, any and all of which will improve your golf game beyond your imagination.

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