Episode 19: How and Why You Should Shorten Your Swing

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I love podcasting as a hobby. It allows me to talk golf with awesome people. It also allows me to help people play better golf. Through many blog posts and podcasts, I have always tried to discuss topics that help the majority of golfers all of which happen to be double digit handicap golfers. However, the topics are always selected by me or my guests. In that format, I’m not doing my best to give the listeners what they want.

Lately, I’ve felt the need to dig deeper into the problematic areas that golfers struggle with. What better way to do that than to ask listeners of the podcast and followers on social media to submit their questions. In this episode, new listener Don Chambers submitted his question.

Don became interested after listening to episode #18 and was intrigued by my discussion of how a shorter back swing can help make more center face contact with the driver.

Don wants to know how to shorten his swing and why does it seem to work with his wedges and not his longer clubs.

Here is a sneak peak of a few tips I provide Don but, you have to listen to the whole episode to get the full story.

Couple things to do:
• Choke down 1”
• Narrow stance
• Slower back swing
• Shorter back swing
• Adapt this mentality: Use your practice swing to hit the ball
• Adapt this mentality: Distance is not important

There will be many more Q&A episodes in the future. If you would like to have your question answered, dont hesitate to reach out. I will do my best to answer them all.

Thanks for listening.

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About the author

Chris Burns

I enjoy writing about what I believe is missing from major golf publications as well as common misconceptions in the game of golf.
Although is passion is golf and my profession is teaching the game of golf, I have been tinkering with golf equipment for over twenty years.

My knowledge and experience in golf is diverse, and ranges from teaching, coaching, club fitting, equipment design and golf club repair.

I truly believe anyone can find success in golf and I want to help you get there.

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