Golf training aids and exercises are a great way to improve your swing.
They provide muscle memory through repetition and help the golfer get the golf club into the correct position during the swing.
1. Feet together exercise:
This exercise is geared to help develop balance and proper weight shift during the forward and back swing. Legendary golfer Bobby Jones used this exercise to perfect his balance and body turn. It is one of the most effective drills to practice, because it promotes good footwork and balance throughout the swing. It also encourages free swinging of the arms while preventing lateral sway.
2. Wrist control exercise:
This exercise uses a simple training aid designed to reduce the amount of wrist movement on shots requiring a shortened swing. It helps you realize that consistency is attained through the simplest of movements.
Taping an extension to your club, such as a yardstick or an old golf shaft can be the training aid for this exercise. Grip the club and address the ball like you normally would for a chip shot and swing. If you swing correctly, the extension will not hit the players hip because of the firm wrist control. If the wrist breaks too much, immediate feedback will be felt as the extension makes contact with the hip.
Combining these exercises with regular practice will help you attain consistency through proper swing mechanics.
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