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Ever wondered why golf is seemingly easy one day and you can do little wrong and then the next day you feel like you have never held a club in your hands before!!
FEEL........ It is the lifeblood of a consistent player.
So how do we create feel?.... Well we need to start off by thinking...What do we feel with?.... The HANDS.
Our hands provide us all the sensation of feel, so the more we can feel the club in our hands the more feel we are going to have...right....This is a huge reason I am all for heavier and not lighter equipment.
Now I am not advocating using the hands to swing the club. That amounts to having minimal control of the club and it's orientation and not enough body activity to move the club. I am talking about working the pressures of our entire body ALL the way into our hands throughout the swing. Pressures in the right direction throughout the swing are the glue that allows motions to function and stick and repeat with more control.
When we utilize the ground to support ourselves the pressures build up into our body. When we use our hips and torso correctly the pressures build into the arms.. and when we allow our arms to stay cohesive to the body movement that feel then runs into our hands. Our hands hold the club so therefore we feel the club and gain control of it.
The more we do this and grow accustomed to it the easier the game becomes. Simply put we are not allowing one part of our system to overpower another. Doing so creates an imbalance that needs to be modified somewhere along the chain, and the daily feel is lost and our game is lost with it. We are working that feel into the area that matters most when the time is right to hit the ball and take full control of it!!
Because we are human and all suffer different emotions and feels and aches and pains our feels change daily. But we do have the option of better control of those feelings and more consistent play.......So long as we look in the right areas and don't go searching aimlessly for the magic potion of good golf. That "magic potion" chalice is empty.
The key to the best golf of our lives is inside of us all........We all have feel.....it's the better player who knows how to utilize it to their benefit....Go find it.....Feel is not hidden..... it's just hiding waiting to break free and send you to a better more consistent game.