September 26, 2017

Perfect Golf Swing: Tiger Woods Keeps Searching For The Ultimate Golf Swing

perfect golf swingTiger Woods has been searching for the perfect golf swing throughout his career. As long as he continues to resort to conventional golf instruction he will not  be able to achieve the perfect golf swing.

Conventional instructors teach students to manipulate the golf club in some specific way to square the club to the ball at impact if the objective is to hit a straight golf ball.

I call this type of golf swing instructions, muscle memory golf.

The purpose behind the this method of instruction is to practice different swings until the ball flies in a straight path to the target. Then plant into one’s memory bank exactly how the club should be swung in the future to replicate the swing that produced such straight golf shots.

In theory, this approach sounds logical.

It has been used by all of Tiger’s coaches in the past, including Butch Harmon and Hank Haney. His current coach, Sean Foley, also relies on this method to teach Tiger.

The trouble with this golf method is that once a golfer grips his or her club with a conventional grip, whether that of an overlapping, interlocking or baseball style of grip, the alignment and swing path of the club face will be rotated to a slice ball flight alignment.

This means the instant a golfer grips a club in a conventional manner, the club face will be rotated to a an effective open alignment and the elbow line will be rotated to the inside of the shoulder line to create an out-to-in swing path across the shoulder line.

However this slice ball flight alignment is not locked-in at such point.

This means any body movement after initially gripping the club will rotate the club face from its inherent slice ball flight alignment to a different alignment.

Considering that most golfers make multiple body movements during their set up routine, such as moving nearer or farther from the ball in the address position, widening or narrowing the stance, flaring one or both feet in some manner, raising or lowering the shoulders and/or knees or,  rotating, arching or cupping their wrists, it is impossible to determine how the club face is aligned at the completion of the set up proceedings.

The club face could be rotated to any of the seven possible ball alignments at the final address to the ball: either to a pull, hook, push, pull-hook, push-slice, straight or even to a more pronounced slice alignmnet.

Given the very narrow rotational band width in which the club face rotates to a square alignment, the odds are greatly against a straight ball flight alignment existing at the completion of the set up routine. How about one out of a 100 chances of hitting  straight golf shots?

Since  a golfer never knows to which ball flight alignment the club face has rotated when relying on this golf method, using the muscle memory swing will not produce the same ball flight each time, the very reason why a golfer is likely to slice in one instance and hook in the next while using the same exact type of swing each time.

The only way Tiger Woods or anyone else will be able to execute the perfect golf swing is to convert the inherent slice ball flight alignment that exists the instant a golf club is gripped to a straight alignment and then lock-in such straight  alignment.

There are more than 100 techniques to lock-in a straight ball flight alignmnent available in books, DVDs, Special Reports and articles at http://lockedingolf.com.

When you learn how to lock-in a straight ball flight alignment using any of these techniques, you will be able to execute a perfect golf swing, one shot after another.

So will Tiger Woods.straight gold shots