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Mick started to play golf at the age of 5 but took up the game more seriously at 10 (over 35 years ago.) He really struggled with his swing for the first two decades but he has improved more so in the last 10 years than in the previous 25 years.
He grew up in a small village in Scotland which had a 9-hole golf course but not a club professional. He learned by trial and error and by getting advice from his golf buddies but he could not learn how to golf better or how to play with a more consistent golf swing. He was getting too many differing opinions and golf swing tips that were incomplete. However, He ultimately became a very proficient golfer thanks to the golf tips he found on the Internet.
He has bought several golf swing e-books and golf DVD’s that have shown him the methods and techniques to a consistent and repeatable golf swing. Even on YouTube, he learned many golf basics that he thought he knew about; for example, watching a YouTube video on how to grip a golf club taught him in graphic detail the correct way to grip a club and also how to make slight alterations to correct some basic swing faults.
Golf is quite a complex game and is therefore difficult to learn. Apart from the natural golfers, most golfers need all the help they can get to learn how to play golf.
The problem is that the golf equipment manufacturers will tell you that all you need is their latest $500 driver; the golf gurus will tell you that all you need is their golf swing guide or DVD; the golf fitness training experts will tell you need to be fit to golf if you want to improve; the mental golf coaches will tell you that their methods are the most important to succeed at golf; and the golf swing aids manufacturers will tell you that the way to improve your golf swing is by using their golf aids.
Who is right? As golf is a complete package, you actually will need to pay attention to all of the above experts and manufacturers to some extent. Certainly, it pays to choose one golf swing style and swing coach that you feel comfortable with and then practice that swing method; you can either use one-on-one professional lessons, group lessons, or an online golf guru.
For the golf swing, I would seriously consider the following two golf swing styles; the first one is called The Simple Golf Swing by David Nevogt and it is the best golf swing to learn if you are a complete beginner. The second one is called The Full Swing by Bobby Eldridge and it is the ideal golf swing for those golfers that are struggling or frustrated with their swing and want to know how to swing a golf club better.
I have tried both of these swing systems from Purepoint Golf and I was able to go from shooting 3-digit scores to breaking 90 very quickly. I first started with The Full Swing but changed to the simple swing that David teaches as I had major lower back surgery years ago and I can’t manage a full swing anymore.
Feel free to contact me with any questions, suggestions, or any other feedback.
Mick Euan Tait