Prepare Like A Golf Pro
How To Set Up Your Golf Swing with Perfect Grip, Balance and Posture
Despite the difficulties many golfers encounter, it's actually a simple game.
Reaching your potential is more about doing a few simple fundamental things well, than it is about learning every detail or nuance of the golf swing.
I think the problem is exaggerated by the sheer volume of information that is available to golfers.
Books, magazines, videos, online instruction, one to one coaching.
Unfortunately, information is not the same as understanding.
My approach to helping golfers with the physical and technical side of the game is the same as my approach to helping them understand the mental side of the game.
To me, it makes no sense to separate them, because they are two sides of the same coin. Your body responds to your thinking, and your thinking reacts to how your body is feeling.
It doesn’t really make sense to approach them separately.
So, when I'm coaching a golfer, my aim is simple. To have you walk away from a lesson with less on your mind than when they walked in.
Because every golfer I speak to says that they play better with less on their mind that when they have a list of things they need to think about.
My name is Sam Jarman. I'm a professional golfer, coach, author and speaker.
I played full time tournament golf for ten years, before I realised that helping other golfers stop making the same mistakes I was making could be more enjoyable and profitable than continuing to make them myself.
My first book 'The Three Principles of Outstanding Golf' is a fifty thousand word summary of the most significant thing I have learned;
Keep it simple and think less, rather than more.
I live near Woburn Golf Club in Buckinghamshire, England with Daisy, a pretty but slightly unreliable cocker spaniel.
When I'm not playing golf or helping other golfers, I enjoy salmon fishing, skiing, reading, poker and Guinness.
Frequently Asked Questions
I often hear golfers say they want something to work on at the end of a lesson, something to think about.
This isn’t logical if you play better with less on you mind, rather than more.
You probably booked the lesson because you weren’t playing well and didn’t know why. You had a lot of thinking about what the reasons might be.
You went to the coach for him to tell you what was wrong and to help you do it right.
If you learn the basics of the grip and the setup, you will be in a good position physically and mentally to allow whatever talent you possess to come through.
The lessons I’m going to share with you now will help you get to that point.
The first section will help you get your hands on the golf club in a comfortable and correct manner.
The second will help you get set up to the golf ball correctly, with good ball position and alignment.
In my experience, when you get these fundamental things correct, it eliminates many of the things golfers struggle with in their swings.
Study the lessons, practice them for a few days and let me know how you get on.
I look forward to hearing from you,