One of the most significant truisms in the game of golf is that everyone wants a better golf swing. If this is true then why doesn’t everyone have a swing like Hale Irwin? The reason is that many people just don’t want to invest the time it takes to develop a beautiful golf swing.
Let’s be honest here; some players are born with a solid silver Wedge in their hands. What I mean is that some folks, although not common, have an almost perfect swing the first time they pick up a golf club. Most children under ten years of age have a very natural and good looking swing. What tends to wreck their swing is some well-intentioned adult who tries to give them a golf lesson. If your swing is far from perfect one way to develop a better golf swing is through personal instruction, practice and playing experience. Like it or not, we almost all have swing flaws. It is a rare golfer that can self-correct them, so the need for a qualified PGA golf instructor is great.
Besides signing up for golf lessons, the next thing you must do is devise a really good practice plan and stick to it. Don’t go to the range with your whole set of clubs. Just take two clubs and concentrate on only those two for that session. An instructor can show you how to develop a better golf swing. However, you are the one that is going to have to hone it. Practising is not going to the range and just hitting a lot of balls. Practising is when you go to the range to accomplish a goal. The majority of time spent on the range should be spent with the medium to short irons because these are the scoring clubs. A better golf swing is developed through repetition, repetition and more repetition.
The one thing to remember is that even if you try hard to build a better golf swing, it may not happen as planned. Do not get discouraged because throughout golf history there have been some fairly ugly swings that have won their owners millions of dollars! Bobby Jones, who had one of the nicest looking swings in golf, once said that the only thing that matters is that your clubface is square at the point of impact.