What is YOUR swing fault?
A leading golf Instructor commented on how a slice and other swing faults should be cured: “In my experience there are no fixed cures. Every situation can have many solutions. I have seen players doing so many things to slice a ball that there are in my opinion about 4 or 5 reasons for slicing. What remains constant is that the clubface is open at and through impact which imparts spin on the ball and makes it fly with a left to right pattern.”
This is certainly true for traditional golf instruction in which an instructor offers the best solution which is most likely to ‘cure’ the problem. A list of the most common problems instructors might try to cure to prevent various ball-flight faults would include (in random order):
- Reverse weight shift (backswing and thus downswing)
- Slide and sway
- Early extension of spine (in downswing - Titleist Performance Institute claims 75% of golfers have this ‘fault’)
- Casting during downswing
- Over-the-top downswing
- Across-the-line or laid off club shaft positions at top of backswing
- Bowed or cupped wrists during backswing (for club open or closed position at the top)
- Sliced, hooked, shanked, topped, chunked/fat shots etc. etc.
The list of ‘faults’ a golfer can have are endless. The solutions are only two: a. Try one of a few good swing ideas to (hopefully) replace the bad b. Use the Minimalist Golf Swing System which not only allows all the good movements to happen without a golfer’s having to think about them, (because one good move follows the next), but MOST IMPORTANTLY, PREVENTS ALL the BAD MOVES. Just as merely shutting a door does not prevent a wind or a person from opening it, merely making a few good moves does not always shut out the bad. The door - and golf swing - need a lock that shuts out any and every possible bad move. This is what the MGSS does, simply because it places all the body’s joints into positions from which they are best suited to perform, based upon their design. Most ‘bad’ downswing movements are a golfer’s own personal way of re-routing from awkward top-of-backswing joint positions. No awkward positions = no re-routing during the downswing = consistent, ideal impact.