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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Lexi Thompson on Consistent Driving (Video)

This video comes from Golfing World via golfchannel.com. In it Lexi talks about how to be more consistent with your driver.



I think it's interesting that Lexi doesn't really know how to practice consistency. It demonstrates a less-technical approach to her golf swing -- which, if you've ever seen her as she finishes some of her shots -- is clearly how she plays.

But she does give two solid pointers.
  • If you want to hit the ball more consistently, you must hit the ball in the center of the clubface.
  • If you want to hit the ball in the center of the clubface, you must swing rhythmically. Swinging hard will have the opposite effect.
If you want the technical term, Lexi is talking about sequencing. When you swing too hard, you tense up and disrupt the rhythm of your swing. That means you won't make the same swing each time.

Let's be straight about one thing: Nobody is ever consistently consistent. (Yes, I know. Just smile and read on.) This is not about perfection in your swing. Rather, it's about attitude. It's about accepting that you are human and can't get it right every time, but that you can improve by learning to trust your swing.

And that means learning to swing comfortably. It's not about making a perfect swing, but about making a swing that you feel comfortable making. That's how you develop consistency, especially under pressure.

Lexi's swing isn't perfect, but it's successful. Think about that and learn from it.

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