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5 Simple Keys to Consistency for the Golf Swing

Gain More Golf Swing Understanding in this Golf Life Video Feature.

In this short video you will learn about the five keys to a solid golf swing and how they all relate to each other. The lesson is summarized by top golf teacher Chuck Evans. If you want to understand a steady head, weight shift, impact position, face angle and club path, you should take a minute to listen to what this Top 100 Golf Teacher has to say. If your want more, visit our lesson library where we are sharing hundreds of top golf lesson videos so that you can improve and learn faster.

We found that there’s only five things that they all have in common and they’re not the things that people typically think of when they’re thinking about a golf swing.

Five Keys to Golf Swing

The first one was a steady head. You see players keeping working on trying to keep their head steady you never see players working on trying to move their head.

The second one was the weight left or target side at impact. Again you never see great players working on trying to hang
back, you see them trying to work on trying to get more weight forward.

The third key what’s called a flat left wrist and not a bent left wrist. If you want to use the club properly the wrist has to be flat from impact through the separation point when the ball leaves.

The fourth key is what we call a diagonal sweet-spot path. That’s the path that the sweet spot of the club travels on.

And finally the fifth key is clubface control and that clubface control has to be relative to that path. Because that’s what produces the initial starting line and the trajectories and the curvatures of your golf ball.

So all these keys… each key ties into another. Weight forward influences a flat left wrist. Weight forward with flat left wrist, influence clubface control.
Weight forward influences sweet spot path. A steady head influences all of them.

 

It’s a system that, whichever problem you’re having within those five… that’s the one you work on.

So if you have a steady head, you have weight left and you’d have a flat left wrist, but your plain is a little bit steep or your or your path or your clubface is off, you don’t work on those other three you work on the two pieces that they need to be effective. Along with the five keys, we’ve also developed five tools or training aids if you want to call them, to work with each one of these keys. So if you’re having trouble with a particular key, we have a training aid associated with it, to help accelerate that learning process and get you a better feel for it.

I think the biggest thing people are going to get out of the five simple keys is that they’re going to get an easy-to-understand systematic approach to work on their on their game, that doesn’t require a lot of work, but only keys in on those five key areas that we talked about. So the Medicus Pure Strike 5 simple keys to consistency, is basically a system that can be used with any teaching methodology there is out there, and it can be used by any player.

If you want to see a wealth of golf lessons from other top teachers on the Golf Swing simply click through to our Golf Lessons link here and see a ton of additional videos or visit our Top Golf Teachers page.  If you want to Pure Strike Book it’s a great read and we highly recommend it.

 

Here are a few other links related to the training aids designed for the 5 Keys.

Steady Head Training Aid for Golf Swing
Learn a fundamental of the five keys in a golf swing
Golf Swing Keys Shot Shaper
Work on clubface control with this golf swing key training aid

First Golf Lesson from Bat Caddy

Bat Caddy

Watch First Golf Lesson from Mike Malaska

When it comes to the golf swing, the first and most important thing is the club face. We join Mike Malaska for this first golf swing lesson in his series to help you improve.  The other lessons are available at Golf Life On Demand It’s how the club face runs into the ball. Because all we’re trying to do is get the club on a certain path with the face in a certain position to make the ball go where you want it to go. That’s really the game.

Understanding the Club Face

A club face basically fits in your hand like this. So, if you’re looking at a ball on the ground and you want to hit a ball lower than this club’s designed to hit it… all you have to do is take some loft off the face. Keep in mind, you’re not doing anything with your hips or shoulders. You just take loft off the face.

If you want to add loft, simply add loft with the hands. Also, the clubhead fits in my left hand like this. Same thing low, high, left, right. If I put both hands, low, high, left, right.

How Golf Shaft Reacts to Clubface

Mike Malaska Hand Position 1

Now if I take this club and I were to hold it in my left hand, it’s the same thing. I want you to watch what the shaft is going to do and this is something for you to practice at home. If I’ve got the club face in my hand, I say okay I want to hit the ball low. Where’d the shaft just go? Lean forward. So that’s lower. I want to hit it a little higher that adds loft I want to curve it left. I want to curve it right. So you see where the shaft is aiming, with what I do with my hands.

So basically, we’re learning how to aim that shaft, which is going to make the ball curve different directions. So all of a sudden hit a low draw. Hit a low fade. Hit a high hook. So the shaft is showing me what I’m doing to the face. So you’re getting a you’re getting a feeling in your hands for what you’re doing with the face.

Grip

Here’s the deal, with the club we haven’t talked about grip. We’re going to talk about that next. But first what I want you to do the first week is you go out. You get your clubs. You set up, same grip every time and all you’re going to do is now when you’re hitting these shots, you’re no longer holding a club. You’re not holding a round grip. See when I play golf when I set up to it, I’m holding that club face in my hands.

Practice

So, here’s what we’re going to do first week. We’re going to spend time practicing just hitting shots… not big swings.

All we’re doing is setting up and we’re using our hands to control the face to make the ball curve and do different things.

I want you to make this first ball curve to the left. Use your hands so the ball is curving to the left.

I want you to make this ball curve to the right. Use your hands so that one’s curving to the right.

Hit the next one low. Hit the next one as high as you can hit it.

We’re not making big full swings. We’re getting setup and using your hands to control the face to make the ball curve. We’re not worried about our body. You’re not worried about your stance. All your doing is connecting your hands with that face and making the ball curve.

You can see more short game lessons here.

Conclusion

This is one of the most important parts of the game and you should learn this first. How to control the face with your hands. No face control with your hands, no game.

Most people cannot do this. Every tour player I’ve ever been around, if I have them stand there, they can do anything I want them to do with that club face. So their hands are educated relative to the face. That’s why they can do a lot of the things they do with their body and still play.

So, when you go out there, you got to call the shot and make it curve. Big curves are better. Anything you can do to curve the ball. Hit it high, hit it low. You start to feel a connection with the club face in your hands. That’s step number one. Week one.

Good luck and have fun on the course!