Lower your scores with a balanced and compatible swing

Posted on April 14, 2009

The following is a guest post by Tim Mahoney, Director of Education, Troon Golf.




When golfers attempt swing changes without regard to keeping a balanced and compatible swing, inconsistency is the result.



Keep in mind that a weak grip should be balanced with a forward ball position, centered pivot, open-faced swing path that is out-to-in with aggressive hand action through impact.



A stronger grip should be balanced with a centered ball position, close-faced path from in-to-out and an aggressive body motion through impact.



There has never been a perfect swing, and probably never will. Golf swings can be upright (Jack Nicklaus), flat (Ben Hogan), close-faced (David Duval) or open-faced (Nancy Lopez). As long as all the parts are balanced and compatible, consistency is the result.








Tim Mahoney has been teaching in the national and international arena for more than 25 years and is recognized by Golf Magazine as one of the "Top 100 Teachers in America."

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