There is nothing more rewarding to a golf instructor than to see that a student can feel a swing change during a lesson and improve their ball flight because of it. Long term changes to a golf swing however take a lot of repetition… practice, practice, practice! During the time when we try to break the old habits and create the new ones; the ‘swing transition’, there will be a few missed shots as the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ are battling with each other. This can lead to some serious frustration out on the course. The best thing that I can suggest to those of you who want to continue to play as they make their transition is to consider that the practice range is where you ‘study’ and do your homework by working on your swing mechanics and that the golf course is where you write the exam. If you want a better score on the exam… spend more time studying! If you gave up playing one round of golf during the week and used that 4 to 5 hours of time practicing (a bucket of balls every day for a week), your transition would be much more complete. The bottom line… while your swing is in transition practice more and play less.
See you on the range,