Many of us have either spent time or are in the process of spending time in the gym to improve various swing attributes. however, if you don’t have the clubs that fit the swing delivered by your new body you’re likely not maximizing the product of your efforts. Why would someone specifically tune their body to improve their golf swing but not have the proper equipment in hand to enhance their results?
Let’s take some time to apply this scenario specifically to one’s golf game. Let’s imagine that an individual goes through a golf specific physical evaluation, Throughout this process they find they have weak glutes and a weak core, each of with need to be improved through physical training. Ultimately, this player will understand that these muscular inhibitions have been the main contributor toward his loss of posture during the golf swing and the reason behind his inconsistent ball striking.
Let’s consider then that his clubs are likely longer than standard with upright lie angles to accommodate his current poor posture. Take a second to imagine this player at an ideal impact position. Now, imagine the player in his impact position if he straightened his body up by 2 inches. If his head moved up 2 inches, then the rest of his body and the golf club would move too. Without using long golf clubs he would miss every time right? If he didn’t wiff he’d have to manufacture something in his golf swing to ensure he’d make contact with the ball.
Consider a different scenario. Let’s say our player knew he came out of his posture but still manufactured a swing that hit the ball pretty solid. He’s been working on his core and glutes in the gym and begins to make a swing that doesn’t result in the loss of posture. If he were to use those same long clubs they would begin to pose a problem. If those long clubs worked when he straightened his posture by 2 inches how would they work when he maintained his posture? These improperly fit clubs would also cause a player who now stays in his posture to stand too far back from the ball, causing the toe of the golf club to rise making shots miss left. Maybe this player begins to see that the heel of the golf club increasingly catches the turf causing the face to close prematurely promoting hooks. All of these things will begin to compound until you feel as though you’re right back where you started, searching for a better golf swing.
It’s important to develop your body properly and equally important to have equipment that matches your specific swing attributes. When you combine your physically sound golf swing with properly fit golf clubs you will see efficiency and accuracy more consistently. Now get out there and show off that new swing, but before you do, make sure your clubs fit!!