Golf Swing Trigger
Some golfers spend too much time at address. They think too much at address and can't pull the trigger.
If you spend too much time at address or the time you spend at address is different every time, your shots won't be consistent.
This is not only true for golf swing but also true for putting.
To shorten your preparation for a shot, you need a golf swing trigger.
How to Start Your Swing
Most of the PGA Tour players have a swing trigger. They do something to start their swing.
Jack Nicklaus turned his chin to the right. Tiger Woods hovers his club and lowers it down to the ball before he starts his swing.
Greg Norman sets the toe of the clubface to the ball and slides it forward (so that the middle of the clubface is behind the ball) to start his swing.
It's very effective to have a swing trigger so you can start your golf swing with the same timing every time.
Types of Swing Trigger
There are many types of swing trigger.
- Tap your grip with a finger
- Flex your knees
- Move your feet up and down
- Push your hand forward
- Hover your club
You can use any of them or come up with something on your own. But it should be something that you can physically do it instead of doing it in your mind.
You should do this move only once before you start your swing. Once you pull the trigger, you should start your backswing.
However, when you felt something wrong at address or disturbed by something, you should step back and go over your routine even if you already pulled the trigger.
Don't think about the outcome or your swing mechanics at address. Try to focus on your routine and the swing trigger instead.
- Fat Shots
- Fairway Woods
- Long Iron
- Short Iron
- Pull / Push
- Shots from Rough
- Fairway Bunker