*As part of #FallForeGolf, each week in October Tiffany Faucette -- lead instructor at BCG-managed 1757 Golf Club -- will be guest blogging on the Billy Casper Digital Network. Fun Fact: Tiffany was recently named one of the "50 Best LPGA Teachers" by the Ladies Professional Golf Association Teaching and Club Professionals membership. Check back each Tuesday for a new post from the nationally-acclaimed teacher and keep reading for this week's post!*
Are you truly ready to improve your swing? You don’t need to do as much as you think. To start getting better do these two things: Make a lot of swings with reliable feedback.
Truly, that’s all it takes. Consider these facts:
2. When practicing, use some type of feedback tool - Whether you get this feedback from a good instructor, video footage, a training aid or launch monitor, it’s crucial you get consistent reliable feedback to make a change or engrain a swing.
Elite tournament players practice and play a lot. They spend a lot of time making practice swings wherever they happen to be. Luckily for golfers of all levels, there’s a new tool that can provide that immediate feedback, no matter where you are or who you’re with. It’s called the IMPACT IMPROVER®, and it tells you where your club made contact with the ball with each strike via a strike shield that fits over your own irons (PW-5iron)*.
Practicing with the IMPACT IMPROVER is more effective than air swings because full contact practice is better than air-swings. And most players that are making air-swings tend to stand up through the impact zone which would cause a thin shot. Why spend time making 50 - 100 air-swings a day teaching yourself to hit it thin when you could be making 50 - 100 full-contact swings with reliable feedback as to the strike point with the ball.
Users tell us they love the IMPACT IMPROVER because it gives them a truer sense of what their body and club do during the swing. As a self-learning tool, the IMPACT IMPROVER helps them not to be concerned about ball flight, but to focus on movement – the true cause of the ball flight!
For an even deeper understanding of the mechanics of the golf swing, read Fighting Golf: Flow with Force & Fly. The book explains body positioning and balance points for solid, repeatable strikes. You’ll also get move-by-move drills that provide understanding and command of body motion during a strike.
Good luck … and get swinging!
*The Impact Improver fits most irons. It may not fit some irons with thicker top lines.