#3 Keep The Angle Of Your Upper Body Throughout The Swing
Here you can see how Tiger Woods keeps his spine angle throughout the swing. Even in his finish position his spine is almost at the same angle it was at setup.
Consistency of your strike has also a lot to do with how stable you can keep your upper body throughout your swing (angle, tilt and lateral movement). This adds to the idea of keeping your eyes as level as possible.
You always want to simplify your swing as much as possible. If the spine angle is distinctively different from setup to the impact position something went wrong.
When you setup to the golf ball you have a certain amount of bend forward from your hips. The idea is that you want to keep that bend throughout the whole swing.
What a lot of people do, though, is that they turn back they keep their bend but turning into the ball they come up out of their posture.
Usually their lower body comes into the ball and their upper body comes up away from the golf ball.
Try to keep the bend you have at your hips throughout the whole swing – back and through.
#4 Tempo And Smoothness Is A Key Factor For Consistent Ball Striking
If you try to force anything in golf the outcome is usually disastrous.
This is especially true if people try to gain speed by snatching their club back and down through their swing.
To find your best tempo, grip your club light. On a scale of one to ten (ten being a very firm grip), try to grip the club with a pressure of three.
But the big key long term should be to synchronize your swing. What I mean by that is that you want to finish the turn of your body and the swing of your arms at the same time during your backswing.
People who have their swing out of synch usually jerk the club back without completing the turn of their shoulders and upper body.
Always try to synchronize the inside part of your swing (your torso / upper body) with your outside part of your swing (your hands arms and the club).
One of the best examples for a smooth swing is Fred Couples in my opinion.
Take a look at his swing and synchronization:
If you learn to do that you have great momentum to get into the downswing and all the speed you need.
Swing smooth, synch your swing and grip it light!
#5 Your Short Game Is The Glue That Holds Everything Together
Whenever you get out to practice spend some of your time on your short game. Always!
Well, that’s the part nobody wants to hear. Even the best players in the world don’t hit the green every time. When things go wrong it’s their phenomenal short game that saves the day.
If consistency means lower scores to you, you need to be effective from 30 yards into the green. That means no two-chips and no three-putts.
With those two aspects handled alone some amateur players could save 8 to 10 strokes each round easily.
Practice your putting, practice your chipping and shoot lower scores more consistently.
What do you do to be more consistent?
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