Are you excited? Are you ready to learn the only golf swing secret you will ever need to know? Finally, here it comes. I think the only secret you will ever need to know about golf is: There’s no damn secrets! There I said it. Maybe you are a little angry now because it wasn’t exactly what you expected and how I dare writing such a claim. But let me explain. This blog post will sometimes sound a little woo woo and new agey but bare with me, mhhkay? I try to keep it short and to the point to bring my opinion across. You can take it or leave it. That’s up to you.
Good Golf is a Process not a State You Can Reach
Many golfers seem to believe that they only have to achieve a certain level of expertise to be set for life. But golf isn’t like riding the bike. Even the best players in the world have to work on their natural tendencies and are constantly striving for a better game. Golf is way to complex to being taught by some simple steps let alone having a move or device that would make everybody better no matter what.
Selling the Dream
The word “secret” is a common one in marketing for golf products and instruction. You somehow get the feeling that there are more secrets in golf than in the Da Vinci Code. Maybe the game was even devised by the Illuminati themselves, who knows. But all jokes aside.
We are living in the information age. With the available technology like cheap cameras and the internet you have better conditions than ever before to learn as much as you want about the game of golf, faster than ever before. And once it sinks into your mind that golf isn’t a puzzle with a missing piece but more a puzzle you create and solve for yourself you get a whole new look at all the available products out there. And it get’s way easier to decide which information is the real deal and who’s only trying to sell the dream.
But if There are no Secrets What Should I be Looking for Then?
I think the best thing every golfer should be striving for is a real understanding of the mechanics of a great golf swing and their own tendencies. Fundamentals like the grip, aim, stance and posture are always good to work on. But it’s even better to understand how and why these parts benefit a great golf swing and make you a better player. Fortunately all the information you need is widely available on the internet, in a lot of great books and by great coaches.
In the end all I’m trying to say is that a golfer can only improve if he is open for new things and actively trying to understand the game instead of looking for the secret to have an advantage over everybody else. See that even sounds wrong if you read it. So don’t be that guy. Good game and go hit some!