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In full swing

Make sure your motion is smooth and rhythmic to produce the best results.

BY BOB MADSEN, PGAPublished: September, 2009

Swing smooth and let the ball get in the way of the club (PHOTO: Eddie Meeks).
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Close your eyes and imagine a sunny day in a lovely park. There’s a nice breeze and the trees are swaying. There is activity on the swings as kids sway up and down. Up … down, up … down. The motion is smooth and rhythmic.

Swinging implies regular and uniform movement. In swinging, no blow is struck. There is no hit. The swinging motion is free and fluid.

Unfortunately, most of us hit at the golf ball instead of letting the ball get in the way of the swinging clubhead.

Practice swinging through the ball instead of trying to bash it. You’ll be surprised how far and accurately the ball flies by utilizing this effortless power.

Bob Madsen is PGA Director of Instruction at San Diego’s Sycuan Resort. For more information, call (888) 764-4566 or visit sycuanresort.com.