Fixing Swing Faults (Part 2)

Bradley Hughes explains how to fix one part of your swing, you need to take the entire swing into account (Part 2).


BRADLEY HUGHES: A lot of people find it very difficult to sort things out themselves. As much as we would love to do that, given the right information, down the road, and a real understanding of just how things link up, sure. We can become our best coach. That's the goal.

That's what I try and do with my students. I try and make myself obsolete. I want them to understand what the swing feels like, why-- the pressures involved, the force, so they can feel it right throughout.

This golf club is just moving because of everything that's going on here. So if I'm trying to poke it into a position that, for a look, it's not correct. The look comes from the motion itself. And the motion itself comes from the forces we use, circular in the feet, all different things, arms that way, body wanting to go that way.

Our set-up can help us do these things as we get accustomed to them. But a set-up change or a grip change initially is not just going to do it. It's going to be a Band-Aid that will fall off and we'll have to get a scab and put another Band-Aid on it.

So that's why it's really difficult to think a golf swing. We basically have to change our physical and muscular structure to be able to handle all these things, to feel these things, and it's a little bit of a building process. So we need to know which brick to start with.

If we're trying to start with the six brick, in our swing progression, the other five before that are going to have trouble. They are going to have-- they're not going to function efficiently well. So while we may get a look for a minute, or feel for a minute, it disintegrates the first five.

So it's a real stepping stone progress to long-term improvement. And that's what we want. We don't just want to have to find a new swing every two weeks. It can be painful at the start that we maybe take a few steps backward.

But if we're working on the brick one, then we can build brick two behind that, and then they coincide. So sometimes it's longer for others based on what is already in place. So we don't want to mess up something that's already reasonably efficient in our swing or our motion.

We want to build things in the correct sequence so long-term golf, long-term better golf is the end result. So if you're after quick fix, listen to the words quick fix. That's all it's going to be. And you'll be ending up chasing it again in another couple of weeks once the honeymoon period of something happening nicely for a little bit happens, and then the other aspects that quick fix has played upon start to deteriorate.