Practice swing with practice golf balls in the garden, down the line view.

Practice swing with practice golf balls in the garden, down the line view.

As you may or may not know I have only just started to play golf again after almost a 40 year lay off. Now in my early 50’s I have started playing again. I am trying to apply what I’ve seen on some of the YouTube channels to teach myself. Like most things in life its the little things that make the bigger picture. I have been tweaking my golf swing for several months now, with mixed results, but I feel that I am slowly getting there. Trying to emulate the Pro’s is impossible as I don’t have the flexibility that I had in my early 20’s or the strength in my 30’s. I am having to make my golf swing listen to what my body can cope with and what it can do. I am a recreational golfer like so many others out there, and lowering my scores is a primary goal, but not the only one. Course management is something I am slowly learning and getting my short game in order is also another aspect of my game that needs work on.
I understand and realize the danger of too much information and the variety of instructions and fix’s out there, but I think I know what works for me and what doesn’t.
There are many good and bad video’s out there, trying to eliminate the good from the bad is a task in-itself.
I hope to release more of these “Progress” videos in the next few months, hopefully improving as I go along and also sharing any personal discoveries I make along the way.
One of the guys that inspired me to do this was Christo’s and his channel MSE.
This will also help me see where I am going wrong. In this video I am applying a technique about pulling the left arm down in the down swing. This seems to work 80% of the time for me, so it may be something I will practice. I never really understood what I saw on some videos about pulling and pushing, but after watching that video it sort of starting to make sense now.
I am not encouraging anyone to follow what I am doing, this is just my own personal journey, and if you can afford it get yourself some golf lessons, the only golf lesson I ever had was when I was about 8.