With the release of new drivers, there has been a lot of talk surrounding what it takes to change your swing. Some say it is as easy as switching out your club, while others say you should leave well enough alone.
If you are considering using a new driver to improve your golf game, here are four things you should know before changing your swing for good:
1. The new driver will not make you a better golfer
In theory, using a new driver can help you improve your game. It may give you more distance, or straighter shots, or more control over where you put the ball on the fairway. It may help you slice less and hook more.
But despite the benefits that come with using a new driver, it will not make you a better golfer if you do not do what it takes to change your swing. The driver is only as good as the person swinging it. If you have bad form and a terrible follow-through, even the best clubs in the world will not help improve your game.
If you are considering changing your driver, should you change your swing? This is a common question. The answer is “it depends”.
If you buy a new driver that works better with your current swing, great – stick with it. If the new driver requires a change in swing mechanics that improves your game enough to outweigh any potential loss of confidence and consistency, go for it.
But, before making any significant changes to your swing mechanics, make sure you have exhausted all other options. Many golfers incorrectly try to solve their problems by buying a new driver or changing their swing when they should be doing something as simple as adjusting the loft of their club or changing how they stand at address.
Sometimes we are super excited about something and don’t even think twice. This may be really good, but it also may not. Let’s take golf for example. If you have been a golfer for a long time, it is likely that you are efficient at your swing and work hard at it to keep it consistent. Now the pros do this all the time and make it look easy, but if you were to change your swing it might be much more difficult than you think.
Why change your swing? While I’m sure there are many reasons why people would consider changing their swing, let’s just consider the new driver that was recently released by Titleist. It was said to increase distance by 3 yards, which is almost unheard of with a driver these days.
This sounds great! Why wouldn’t I want this new driver? The reason I would not want this driver is because of the change in my swing that will occur if I were to purchase this club. While it may increase distance by 3 yards, I may lose consistency in my swing if I were to buy this club and try to adjust to it.
So what should you do? Is it worth changing your game? What happens if my game does not improve like they say it will? These are
Yesterday I was trying out my new Taylor Made R11 driver, and I found that getting it to go as far as I did with my old driver was hard. The club felt different, the ball sounded different when it was hit, and I just couldn’t get it to go straight.
I had a friend with me who is a real golf pro, and he said that I should play around with my swing until I found one that made the new club work for me. He said that when you change clubs, you have to change your swing so that you are using the new club properly. That made sense to me, but it took a while for me to find a swing that worked well with the new driver.
Even though I think it’s a good idea to change your swing if you do change your clubs, I’m not sure how many people would be willing or able to do so. It’s not easy to take something you’ve been doing for years and change it just because some manufacturer has come up with a new design.
Purchasing a new set of golf clubs can be one of the most exciting things for a golfer. Knowing that you have purchased the best available technology to help you play your best game is exhilarating. But what about when things don’t go as planned? What if the new club doesn’t improve your game at all, or worse, decreases your skill level?
This is not uncommon. New drivers and irons can be difficult to adjust to, which is why we recommend taking lessons before purchasing any new equipment. Golfers should understand that changing to a new set of clubs will not necessarily improve their game. In fact, it could do the opposite!
The reason that new drivers can decrease your skill level is because they require shifting your swing path in order to maximize distance and accuracy. For example, many newer drivers are designed to increase spin, which requires a different angle of attack than you may be used to. To get the most out of your driver, you must adjust your swing accordingly.
Are you a golfer struggling with your game?
If so, you are not alone. Many golfers struggle with the same problem: having trouble hitting the ball far enough. One way to improve your game is by changing your swing.
But does it really make sense to change your swing?
Of course, it does!
Changing your swing is the only way to get more distance. It’s really that simple.
If you’ve been playing golf for a while, you probably have developed bad habits. You may not even realize that they are bad habits until someone points them out to you. If you want to improve your game, the first thing you need to do is change your swing. Don’t wait until next year; start now!
Changing your swing can be difficult if you don’t know what to do or where to start. This is why many golfers struggle with their games but never get any better because they keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results each time. The key is learning how to change your swing in order to get more distance off tee shots and fairway shots as well as improving accuracy on approach shots into greens from various distances out of roughs or bunkers etc…
I can recall when I was a young golfer, in my mid-teens, I remember watching how the older club players hit the ball. They appeared to be in total control and their distance and accuracy was amazing to me. As a young teenager, I was also into fitness and weight training and could actually hit the ball considerable distances.
However, my short game was pathetic as I didn’t have the time to practice it with all the other time consuming sports that took up most of my time. The one thing I did notice about these older guys, who seemed to have so much talent, was their swing was perfect and effortless.
I always believed by practicing my swing would make me a better golfer but little did I realize what impact this would have on improving my game….