Golf Balance Exercises To Create A Rock Solid Golf Swing
Golf balance exercises should be a must for every amateur golfer. One of the biggest issues with most amateurs is balance, stability and body control in their golf swing.
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So often I see a golfer swinging outside their physical capabilities and losing their balance, resulting in a severe mishit that will end up being a double or triple bogey.
Tip: Whenever your swing feels too fast or you are not getting the club head to properly guide your movements, a great thing to do is to get yourself a lighter grip. This fix will help your club guide your swing better.
There is a physical requirement to maintaining your golf balance throughout your swing. The golf swing position commonly referred to as golf posture is a very unnatural position for the body to be in at address, let alone throughout the swing.
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Having a forward tilt over the balls of your feet require a high level of both strength and flexibility in your hamstrings. Just get in your golf posture and reach back behind your upper leg to see how tight your hamstrings are.
If your hamstrings are tight and/or weak, you will have no chance at maintaining your golf posture and ultimately balance throughout your golf swing.
How about your quadriceps?
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The play a critical role in keeping your golf swing stable. Rotating your upper body around a somewhat fixed lower body takes a tremendous amount of leg (quad) strength. Also your quads help maintain your knee flex that you had at address. If your quads are weak, your legs will straighten, causing you to come out of our swing.
As you can see, your golf balance requires muscular strength and flexibility. Without it, you’ll be falling all over your swing forever!
Tip: So you need to drink lots of water and do your stretches before you play. Properly warming up and maintaining your body will have an equally positive impact on your game.
One great golf balance exercise (drill) is swinging and actually hitting balls on one leg. Give it a try! You’ll soon find out how difficult it is. But stick with it, and you’ll become a pro at it. If you can hit straight balls on one leg, using both legs will be a cinch.
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In all of my advanced golf performance training programs, I have the golfer do a majority of their strength exercises on one leg. It is brutal! It takes so much focus and concentration, you’ll be sweating before you even grab the weight.
Tip: Wiggling your toes can determine whether your golfing stance will be effective. When preparing to swing the club, the golfer should be able to wiggle his or her toes; if this cannot be done, the golfer may be leaning in too far towards the ball.
I have literally dozens of golf balance exercises in my dvds, books and websites that will dramatically improve your balance, stability and overall control. It’s amazing how many emails I get from golfers who thought these golf balance exercises were easy until they did a full set of just one exercise.
They thought differently after that!
This could be your missing link to a great game! Focus on those golf balance exercises!