Good Balance and Rhythm Create a Perfect Golf Swing
All great players have the ability to swing every club at a consistent tempo and with great balance. Rhythm and balance are linked. Some players, like Tom Watson, exhibit faster tempos. Some, like Ernie Els, exhibit a slower tempo. Yet all remain balanced.
The key to consistency is to maintain your balance and use a smooth rhythm, no matter your temper.
If you rush your swing, you will lose your balance and the end result is inconsistent contact and poor ball flight. Outstanding ball strikers are rarely off balance at impact, and their rhythm is the “glue” that bonds their positions and movements. Often their swings seem effortless and they, as Julius Boros described it, “swing easy and hit hard.” Great rhythm allows you to properly sequence your body motion and arrive at impact in a position of leverage and power.
Ten-time PGA Tour driving accuracy champion Calvin Peete says the three keys to straight driving are “balance, balance, and balance.” If you want to be a more consistent ball striker, you must understand how the body should be balanced in four key positions.
Balance at the Finish in the Golf Swing
At the completion of the follow through, you should have the majority of your weight (about 90 percent) on the outside of the front foot.
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