Address is balanced, remember to relax and stay comfortable
The address is the stationary position taken by the golfer before the swing is started. Comfortability is the primary goal as the golfer attempts to optimize their body position for the coming shot. This body position includes: grip, feet position, weight distribution (balance), waist & shoulder alignment, and head position.
work on toe up extension drills
The backswing is the section of the swing where the golfer sweeps the club away from the ball in the opposite direction of the target and ends with the transition to the downswing. The goal of the backswing is twofold…(1) to position the club in an optimal position to initiate a good downward swing path for solid contact, and (2) to create separation from the golf ball and store energy to generate club head speed to impact.
focus on head cover drills to create an ideal impact plane
The downswing is the portion of the swing where the club head is moving down toward the ball – the opposite movement created from the back swing. The goal of the downswing is to generate maximum controllable club head speed while creating an ideal position to impact the golf ball for the desired shot.
follow through is short and sometimes non existent.
The impact section of the swing is the moment of truth in which the golfer strikes the golf ball as the body uncoils from the downswing. Impact is the single most important part of the swing as the golfer attempts to keep their lead wrist geometrically flat while creating an optimal club path to club face sequence with where they intend to hit the ball. The golf ball should be struck with the center of the club head behind the golf ball in a manner that compresses the ball into the desired launch angle for the given shot. Most importantly, the impact position needs to be repeatable.
follow through is short and sometimes non existent.
The follow through is the section of the swing after the club passes through the impact zone and the body releases into the finish. The goal of the follow through is to turn the body through toward the target and remain balanced with the majority of weight distribution placed on the front side.
Ball Speed refers to the speed of the golf ball immediately after impact. Ball Speed is a result of club head speed combined with proper impact on the center of the club face and is the primary determinant of shot distance.
Launch Angle is the angle of the ball leaving the club face relative to the ground. While the correct Launch Angle is susceptible to numerous variables; Launch Angle, along with spin rate and ball speed, determine the height and distance of the shot.
Spin Rate is the amount of spin on the golf ball immediately after impact. Spin Rate has a major influence on the height and distance of a shot and is an important factor to consider with reference to wind conditions.
Club Head Speed
Club Head Speed (or Club Speed) refers to the speed the club head is traveling immediately before impacting the ball. This speed, coupled with attack angle and strike accuracy, will determine ball speed and therefore determine shot distance. The greater the club head speed, the further the shot (all other things equal).
TOURNAMENT READY. Refers to a golfer with exceptional swing fundamentals. This golfer has the ability to control and repeat shot shape, distance, spin rate, and trajectory. Player can identify and self-correct swing changes from shot to shot through muscle memory. A Tournament Ready golfer is consistently scoring at or under par. This golfer is ready and able to enter into amateur events.
ADVANCED/INTERMEDIATE. Refers to a golfer with a fundamentally sound and repeatable golf swing, adding a level of aggression into the swing as well. An Advanced/Intermediate golfer can identify and correct swing changes from shot to shot through visual queues and feel. Shot shaping and distance management are routine. This player will typically be a single handicap to scratch player.
GENERAL. Refers to a golfer who struggles with consistency in both swing and score. A General golfer has the ability to recognize swing defects, but struggles with applying the necessary corrections. This golfer is breaking 100 consistently, usually playing bogey-golf.
ADVANCED BEGINNER. Refers to a golfer with limited experience playing the game, or has large areas of improvement in their golf swing. The advanced beginner has a foundational understanding of the golf swing and applies those foundations with limited consistency. An Advanced Beginner can break 100, but typically stays in the triple digit scorecards.
NOVICE. Refers to a golfer who has very limited experience playing the game, or has significant areas of improvement in their golf swing. Golfer is able to consistently make contact and move the ball in a forward direction toward the target. The Novice golfer has limited understanding and application of the fundamentals of the golf swing. Greater than 100 is a standard score for a Novice golfer on 18 holes.
NEW BEGINNER. Refers to a golfer who is new to the game, maybe just started playing or getting lessons after obtaining their own set of clubs. The New Beginner may struggle getting the golf ball airborne or even making contact at the impact position. The fundamentals of the golf swing are a new concept to this golfer, as well as application. New Beginners should not primarily focus on an 18-hole score. Rather, they should focus on consistent improvements on the range.