|ARE YOU A NEUTRAL, RIGHT OR LEFT HAND DOMINANT GOLFER?|
PANAMA CITY, Florida - It's always been my good fortune to sense when a situation doesn't feel quite right. Not only has this intuition protected me from countless foolish investments over the years, it enabled me to realize early on that I'd never be able to swing a golf club like Tom Watson. I went on to create the great OVER THE TOP GOLF swing - a sensible instruction method by which amateur golfers can use natural body motions to optimize their golf swings. But before learning my lesson, available now as an easy to follow eBook, it's important to identify whether you are a neutral, right hand (or right side) dominant or left hand (or left side) dominant golfer. Yes, you can be all three but most people rely on only one dynamic to strike at the golf ball.
A neutral approach in the golf swing essentially involves both right and left hands and arms working in tandem. I liken this dynamic to swinging a baseball bat. A right side dominant approach resembles hammering a nail. A left hand dominant approach can be likened to tossing a frisbee or a backhanded swing in tennis or ping pong.
How does a golfer take advantage of his or her innate tendencies to employ one dynamic over the others? It's especially difficult to recognize what comes natural after a golfer is taught to swing the club a certain way. But if that feeling can be acquired, the advantages are enormous, especially in terms of consistency. Once dialed in to the appropriate golf swing dynamic, it's then a matter of adjusting stance, swing speed, distance from the ball, aiming points, etc. to fine tune it to where it repeats and repeats.
Golf swing dynamics is where I begin in my OVER THE TOP GOLF instructional eBook. Like the title of this article says, it's pre-instruction instruction. Whether you sport a conventional golf swing from lessons or are in the process of trying to learn something new, recognizing and optimizing your core strengths is a major building block. Often the foundations we inherit from golf pros are weak and ill-suited toward our natural tendencies. OVER THE TOP GOLF is a golf swing method that enables golfers to build workable swings on troubled ground and I'm sure there are others. Neutral, right hand and left hand dominant golfers would be well served to focus on the one dynamic that feels right before experimenting with others.