How to Make Sure Your Swing is Repeatable
Professional golfer Tom Lehman, a Minnesotan long known for his ball striking, was once asked about the golf swing and he told a crowd of spectators that you can swing the club any way you want, as long as it’s something repeatable. He was talking about the importance of a consistent golf swing as a key to success on the course. We would all like a consistent swing like Lehman, but creating one can be pretty complex.
Speaking with a couple local teaching pros, they both agree that there is enough to talk about in creating a consistent golf swing to
fill an encyclopedia. But they did offer some solid thoughts on how to make sure your swing is repeatable.
It’s All About That Base
John Kendall, manager and pro at Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort, says that a consistent swing starts with a solid base in your set up.
“The first thing I always look at in a student is their base,” he said. “From the waist down, what’s happening there? Just like any other structure, your foundation is the most important thing, and if that is not sturdy or consistent from swing to swing, there’s no way you are going to be able to return the club back to the ball in a repeatable fashion.”