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Your Swing
The object of the golf swing is to hit the back of the ball with the centre of the club face, which at the point of impact should be aimed directly at the target, with the club moving along the right line at the right speed. But rarely is it achieved consistently even by the best golfers. The Get Fit To Golf program was developed to show you why you don't hit the ball consistently and how you can rectify this.

We assume you know how the basics work:

how to hold the club
the grip
the stance
the alignment

So you know how to start your swing, what we want to show you is what goes wrong from there.

  1. As the shoulders and hips rotate away from the target your arms will turn inward, the left arm remains straight and the wrists will cock from the weight of the club head.
  2. The back swing is completed when the hips have made the maximum comfortable rotation, provided the club doesn't go too far past horizontal.
  3. At the top of the back swing your weight must be on your right side to position you to correctly begin your down swing. At this point your back leg should be firm and only slightly bent to prevent rigidity in the swing.
  4. The downswing is initiated by transfer of weight from the right side of the body to the left, the hips begin to move laterally towards the target which forces the shoulders to unwind. At the onset of this weight shift, the club remains at the same position as it was at the conclusion of the back swing, but as your hips and shoulders continue to turn towards the target they take the arms with them.
  5. At the point of impact, the hips should be slightly open and shoulders should again be square with the target, as at the original position at setup.
  6. The transfer of weight and the rotation of the body combine to give you maximum power, the weight is then transferred almost fully to the left side and the hips and shoulders turn to face the target at the completion of the swing. At this stage your left leg should be fairly firm and straight.


The problem with most amateurs and even professionals is that they can't maintain a consistent swing, as pointed out in "the perfect swing" above, due due to a biomechanical fault effecting their centre of gravity and spine angle. By correcting the centre of balance and biomechanical faults, a golfer will have a consistent posture and spine angle at setup and be able to swing through to the ball square to the target consistently. Correcting biomechanical faults will assist in getting your handicap down as you are able to get a lot let more distance with a lot less effort. If the centre of balance changes, your weight transfer during the swing, as noted above in point four of "the Perfect Swing", will be incorrect. This will cause your swing mechanics to be faulty resulting in a poor shot with loss of power and inconsistency. Your swing will develop major faults that lessons and new equipment will not fix. At Get Fit To Golf our aim is to analyze your swing, pinpoint your faults, rectify your swing mechanics and create consistent golf which will quickly lower your handicap.

Click Hereto look at the basics of the swing and analyse them from our point of view.

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