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The Truth About Changing Your Golf Swing: Is It Really the Golden Ticket?

Do you ever catch yourself thinking, "Maybe if I rebuild my golf swing, my game would be completely transformed?" You see the great looking swings on instagram and automatically think it’s the only way to achieve a better golf game.

Changing your golf swing might seem like the "silver bullet" solution to boost your golf game. However, let's not forget - it's not easy to do. It’s a bit like learning a new language. It's a venture that demands time, patience, and a whole lot of practice.

If you’re struggling with your game, it might be time to ask yourself, is your swing really the problem? Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. The truth is, you won’t really know until you get your game assessed by an expert. Identifying the actual issue is the key to genuinely enhancing your game. We can help you do that, and make sure you’re training the right things in the right way to achieve results.

I’ve seen a lot of people over the years get very caught up with how their swing looks and forget what golf is actually about. This endless pursuit of the perfect looking swing can be quite superficial. Yes, those Instagram-perfect swings are enticing. But let's not forget, golf is a sport, not a beauty contest. Functionality should always be our main focus.

At G60, we use a thorough, three-phase system. Your trackman score from our game assessment places you in one of our 3 phases. G60 members have a clear pathway to progress through the phases, changing their type of training and expectations along the way.

Building Phase

If major changes in your swing or movement are needed, this is where we address them. But remember - it's a process. Patience and perseverance are key. We work with players regularly in a private setting during this phase to improve skill and technique levels, ensuring we stay in touch frequently and prevent any regression. Golf course performance levels in this phase are normally low, but there’s no pressure to score well yet in this phase, it's all about building the movement.

Maintenance Phase

If you reach the maintenance phase, you have already developed fairly functional skill and technique levels. In this phase, we continue honing your skills and start introducing performance drills and game-like training. The goal is to ensure your skills are applicable on the course as much as they are on the range.

Performance Phase

In the performance phase, you've developed the necessary tools, and it's time to put them to the test in game-like situations. We aim to mimic tournament conditions and add pressure to ensure you're ready for the real deal. You shouldn’t be making big technique changes in this phase, you can already play good golf with what you have. This is where we use what you’ve got and strive to get the most out of it. We look at data from golf course performance and tweak your practice regime to target your weaknesses.

We reassess your game using Trackman every 12 weeks, allowing us to monitor your progress and adjust your training accordingly.

The bottom line? If you've already got a certain level of skill, major swing changes might not be the most effective use of your time. I’ve seen a lot of good players wasting time making major swing changes which ultimately end up damaging their game. Your path to better golf could be much simpler. It could be a small set up tweak, a psychological change, a few short game changes or improved golf course strategy. There’s a lot more to playing good golf than having that beautiful looking golf swing. Try not to get caught up in this and instead become functional with your technique and smarter with your practice.

Changing your swing requires a lot of discipline, hard work and repetitive practice. This is sometimes necessary, and if it is, you enter our building phase with less initial expectations on the golf course as we build the foundations. Either way, it’s best to start with a game assessment so we can work out the best plan of action for you.

At G60, our aim is to ensure your improvement path is efficient and effective. Let's move beyond the illusion of the 'perfect' swing and focus on building a solid, functional game. Golf is a journey of constant growth and learning. We can help you grow and use your time wisely in the G60 program.

Click the link below to apply for membership and let’s start your journey to better golf today!

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