Fast Practice Swing, Slow Actual Swing
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|Subject: Fast Practice Swing, Slow Actual Swing Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:42 pm|| |
Im having this problem of a slow swing speed whenever there's a ball.
But if it's a practice swing, the speed is fast.
Any advice on how to get the actual swing speed to similar to the practice swing?
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|Subject: Re: Fast Practice Swing, Slow Actual Swing Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:08 am|| |
For me it's the reverse.. I go easy on during practise swing n when there's ball is wham!
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|Subject: Re: Fast Practice Swing, Slow Actual Swing Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:32 am|| |
One of the reasons this happens is because we are too concerned with how we strike the ball and where it goes. In other words, we are trying to steer the club through the ball consciously, rather than swing with unconscious abandon and trust in the swing.
Practice until you can confidently execute your actual swing like your practice swing.
It's a mental issue.
You will probably hear advice to just swing with your practice swing, but it's easier said than done. Those that can have already broken through the mental barrier.
That is a good place to start though. Swing a few practice swings as good as you can, then hit one ball trying to replicate the same feel without caring where and how far your ball goes.
Keep repeating the sequence (a few practice swings, hit one ball) until you can make solid contact with the same freewheeling abandon. Take note of your finish with the practice swing as well, try to have the same finish when hitting the ball. It's not uncommon to quit on the swing the moment we feel and hear the club impact the ball because we are anxious to look up and see where the ball goes. It's another reason why, apart from steering, the finish after ball impact is very different from that of a practice swing.
That should help you translate the speed and feel you want from practice swing to actual swing.
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|Subject: Re: Fast Practice Swing, Slow Actual Swing Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:10 am|| |
Read in one of the books by the late Harvey Penick that he helped his student overcome this by attaching a string with tape to the ball and got his student to swing at the ball. He would randomly and without notice, on the last minute, pull the ball away on the student's downswing and in time, the student learned to "ignore" hitting the ball and instead focused his mind on completing the swing regardless of whether the ball is there or otherwise. Wanna give it a try?
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|Subject: Re: Fast Practice Swing, Slow Actual Swing Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:21 am|| |
It's mental issue.
You can try closing your eyes and hit it. That's to say after you address your ball, close your eyes and just swing through. Or imagine the ball is not there and just swing through.
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|Subject: Re: Fast Practice Swing, Slow Actual Swing Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:55 pm|| |
Gofnut I wanna try.
- Gofnut wrote:
- Read in one of the books by the late Harvey Penick that he helped his student overcome this by attaching a string with tape to the ball and got his student to swing at the ball. He would randomly and without notice, on the last minute, pull the ball away on the student's downswing and in time, the student learned to "ignore" hitting the ball and instead focused his mind on completing the swing regardless of whether the ball is there or otherwise. Wanna give it a try?
You pull my ball ok? Lol.
But seriously, I think this technique is worth a shot.
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|Subject: Re: Fast Practice Swing, Slow Actual Swing Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:54 pm|| |
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|Subject: Re: Fast Practice Swing, Slow Actual Swing Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:37 pm|| |
Thanks all for the advice. Birdman, will try until i get the same free wheeling abandon
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