Swish the grass ahead of the ball for a better swing

Over the 50-some years of teaching golf, I have learned there are two different types of golfers. There are golfers who can hit the ball and there are golfers who simply swing through the hitting area.

It is very important that you know and understand which type swing works for you. For example; if you have trouble getting the ball airborne and consistently hit worm burners, you may be using the wrong technique.

Try a few practice swings without a ball, swishing the grass ahead of the ball line. Then swing through the ball with the same type swishing motion as you practiced.

If your practice swings are violent and are digging a deep divot; swing until you feel a smooth accelerated motion through the grass. Once you master the swishing motion, take it to the course. Take one practice swish before each shot, duplicating the same motion hitting the ball.

Don’t forget to enjoy this great game called golf.

Rick Musselman, golf author and professional, teaches and has a golf shop at the driving range he operates in Muncy.