Model Your Game after the Best Players in the World
Yuka Saso of the Philippines hits her tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the 76th U.S. Women's Open Championship at The Olympic Club on June 06, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
“Go get that trophy.”
Picking your Model...
- Record your own swing first, from both down-the-line and face-on. Once you have that, give it a good look, and better yet, have a PGA Coach look at it as well. In doing so, you should be looking for some key areas in your swing that need the most TLC. Maybe just 2-3 things to start.
- Once you and possibly your coach have determined the areas that need attention, you can now look for a model swing that suits your eye. Be careful however that you choose someone that you have the ability to emulate. For example, if you are 5' 5" and you choose someone like 6' 4' Dustin Johnson, you could find achieving certain positions DJ gets into may not be physically possible for you. Also, consider the flexibility and strength it takes to do things the best players in the world can do throughout their swings. If you are not quite there in these terms, work at that as well...it can only serve you well in the end. If you are purely looking to take the club back wider and smoother or trying to change your path a smidge on the downswing for example, then these little tweaks, and others like these, should be very attainable regardless.
- Find software or an app that allows you to do side-by-side comparisons between your swing and your model’s; You should constantly be checking your progress. You should have no problem keeping tabs on your progress with the programs available today
- As you progress, make sure you have another pair of eyes looking at how things are going and get their input. Getting the input of a PGA Coach is always advisable.