==== ====Golf Professional Rob Manning Has Cracked the Golf Swing Code.www.thecorrectgolfsetup.com==== ====Probably what separates the PGA Touring pro and the amateur golfer is "feel." Every pro I knowcan "feel" where the club and clubhead are at any point during the swing.Not an easy task, especially for the weekend golfer.Many amateurs struggle with the idea, concept, or understanding of how to develop "feel" for theswing. It is a process that requires time, patience, and practice.Part of the process of developing "feel" for the golf club is through proprioception. This may or maynot be a term you have heard, but it is vitally important to the golf swing.Proprioception is a big word that, simply put, is defined as "knowing where your body is in space."Essentially, it means consciously knowing where your body is when moving, what your limbs aredoing, and in what order. To simplify it further, it is feel. Some of us are better at it, others worse.The good news is that you can improve your proprioception, or your feel.Think about this for a moment: what is one of the most important aspects of improving your golfswing?It is "feel" for the golf club at every position within the golf swing. Beginning with address, intotake-away, your backswing, downswing, and follow through. "Feeling" where the club is at everymoment is key.PGA Tour pros "feel" the club during the swing, or in other words they have excellentproprioceptive abilities. As a result, they have the ability to make the little adjustments that arecrucial in the golf swing. Additionally, their outstanding level of proprioception allows them to knowwhat is going on with their golf swing the majority of the time.How do you develop your ability to better "feel" the golf club and clubhead?First and foremost, your development of better golf swing mechanics is center stage.Understanding the mechanics and where the clubhead should be is the first step.This allows you to consciously know and practice the positions of where the golf club and bodyshould be at any moment in the golf swing. Mentally understanding golf swing mechanics allowsyou to have a "map" to refer to when developing your golf swing.Secondly, when it comes to golf swing mechanics we look at practice. We all know the body learns
a new movement through repetition. The mind and body learn either the correct or incorrect golfswing through practice.This is the point where the proprioceptive or "feel" abilities of your body for your golf swing beginto form. The movement pattern begins to be ingrained as you continue to practice your golf swing.This is where the third component of developing "feel" comes into play. The third component ofdeveloping "feel" is the body.Golf swing mechanics are performed by your body, and, as a result, the body is critically involvedin developing feel in your golf swing.Developing feel is linked to your nervous system and the ability of the brain/nerves to input/outputinformation efficiently.Improving the process by which your brain and nerves input (learning the golf swing mechanics)and output (execution of the golf swing) has a direct effect on your ability to feel the club.How do you improve the proprioceptive qualities of the body that directly affects your ability to feelthe golf club? Improvement in this area lies within performing exercises that increase the efficiencywith which the nervous system operates.Exercises that improve proprioception and "feel" during the swing are called balance exercises.Balance exercises challenge the nervous system, creating more efficiency in the input/outputsystem of the body.Better balance allows for the body to learn new movements (i.e. golf swing) more quickly andefficiently. Additionally, these exercises increase the ability of the body to "feel" athleticmovements like the golf swing.In summary, we have three components that improve our "feel" for the golf club. Number one is anunderstanding of golf swing mechanics. You must have a conscious "road map" of the golf swing.This allows you a reference point to develop the correct swing mechanics.Secondly, practice is required. The body learns through repetition. Practice allows the brain andthe body to learn the movement sequence of the golf swing. Practice is also the point where thebody begins to develop the proprioceptive qualities required for the golf swing.Finally, you need to develop the proprioceptive capacities of the body itself through balanceexercises. These types of exercises improve the input/output system of the body allowing forimproved learning capacities by the body, better "feel" of where the body is in space, and a greatercapacity to "feel" the golf swing.All in all, it is a combination of developing these three entities within your golf swing and body thatcreates "feel" for the swing. They all work together and cannot be separated.If you truly want to develop a PGA-Tour-type swing, you will need to have a better understandingof the golf swing, practice, and development of the body.
About the AuthorSean Cochran is one of the most recognized golf fitness instructors in the world today. He travelsthe PGA Tour regularly with 2005 PGA & 2004 Masters Champion Phil Mickelson. To learn moreabout Sean and his golf fitness programs go to http://www.seancochran.comArticle Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Sean_Cochran==== ====Golf Professional Rob Manning Has Cracked the Golf Swing Code.www.thecorrectgolfsetup.com==== ====