Many of the steps involved with perfecting your golf swing technique take time, hard work and proper practice. When you do practice, it is important to evaluate if you are practicing correctly or incorrectly. This is key. Just like our brain, our muscles have memory. Muscle memory is crucial to achieving the perfect golf swing.
What muscle memory does is develop a pattern that is more or less (for lack of better words) automatic. Many parts of our body are used in the golf swing. If we use those parts in a consistent manner, it makes the execution of a perfect golf swing more natural.
For a novice golfer, developing muscle memory through golf muscle training is easier to accomplish than it is for the experienced golfhound who has taken it upon themselves to improve their own swing. The primary reason being, the golfhound, in many cases has developed a poor swing through poor practice, yet it has become comfortable to them.
When asked to change even the smallest aspect of a poor swing, it feels awkward and unnatural. The muscles are telling the you “This is not how we have done this before.” It’s a feeling similar to having a rock in your shoe, without anything being there.When a novice player is starting, the movements the muscles are making are entirely new. They have not yet created any bad habits, and their muscles are more compliant.
A good way to perfect your golf swing is to work on balance. There is an excellent drill where you start by placing both feet together. Your grip and alignment remain the same. The only difference in this exercise is, instead of your feet shoulder width apart, they are now together.
Your knees should be flexed but not bent. At this point nothing should be too uncomfortable; however, once you drag that club back low on the takeaway, you will feel your weight transfer from the center to the right foot. This is a correct response. The feel should be on the inside of the right foot, not the outside.
Another thing that should be noticed while performing this drill that is helpful in perfecting your golf swing is that once the club is dragged back low, your shoulder and hips are now turned away from the ball. This too is correct.
Once you have the club at the top, get used to the idea of envisioning the toe of the club pointed down to the ground with a good wrist cock at the top. You (with feet still together) start your downswing and strike the ball. If there has been a prior issue with adapting a Manila Gorilla type swing instead of a fluent and controlled swing, this drill will certainly help. During this exercise, if you swing wildly, you will become off balance and will not be able to strike the ball.
This foot drill is excellent to help perfect your golf swing. It helps with balance, feel, tempo, rotation, and ball striking. All these items are crucial to achieving the perfect golf swing.