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For the experienced golfer, “timing” is a buzzword that is used in the clubhouse after a round when your buddies ask you how you played. If you played poorly, your response might be that your timing was out of whack. But what does that really mean and how can you improve it?

Timing is the coordinating of the body’s different segments. These segments work together in a sequence so that you are able to transfer energy efficiently through your body and out to the clubhead in order to produce the shot you intend to hit. As I’m sure you innately understand, the quality of your round is entirely reliant on how well you are able to coordinate the timing of your body in your swing.

In this video, I am really excited to share with you my two favorite tips that will help you learn how to improve timing in your golf swing.

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Adam is a PGA Professional and TPI Certified Fitness and Medical Coach. He enjoys working with golfers of all ages and levels of expertise, and his approach is to look at every golfer as an individual to try to help them achieve their goals as effectively and efficiently as possible. He is also the author of two books: The Golfers Handbook - Save your golf game and your life! (available on iTunes and Amazon) And his new book, My Mind Body Golf Please visit the links below to find out more about Adams books. http://mymindbodygolf.weebly.com http://www.golfers-handbook.com "The golf swing may be built from the ground up, but the game of golf is built from the head down" - My Mind Body Golf Aside being an author, Adam is also a public speaker, doing workshops and lectures introducing concepts of athletic movement for golfers of all ages and levels of expertise.

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  1. Vtpirate

    Jan 6, 2019 at 7:37 am

    Thanks. Your statement of the body moving in 2 directions and then playing catch up seemed to hit and stick in my brain That’s a great explanation for a lot of good things needed in the swing. Good job distilling it into the simplest language. That’s a tip that will stay with me on the range and course,

  2. ogo

    Nov 27, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Good first tip, Adam, with the lead knee initiating the Kinetic Chain of events, however the second tip misses out several intermediate events…. such as the release of the trail knee and then the full hip rotation without blocking the hips. GRFs will thus be established. Then your “step-in” tip can logically follow…. otherwise failure follows tip #1.

    • stevek

      Nov 28, 2018 at 2:32 am

      Golf “tips” are bits of knowledge which go into your brain. Then they are stuck in your brain and quite useless there. The brain tries to make a best guess to replicate the “tip”, all without the necessary retraining and practice. The result is failure, total failure. Golf tips are interesting but breed false confidence.

      • gps

        Dec 1, 2018 at 10:33 am

        Body movement is governed by our subconscious. We trigger the preprogram with the correct intention, not with conscious internal focus on a body part.

        Timing is a result of a correct subconscious preprogram. There isnt a chance in hell to use our conscious mind to control body parts in proper kinematic sequence within the 1/4 second of the DS. It will take more than 1/4 second to stop and think about a ball between our legs.

        That in itself will throw off our timing.

      • gps

        Dec 1, 2018 at 10:54 am

        Golf tips make sense for the conscious brain. Too bad the golf swing is controlled by the subconscious brain and the subconscious knows nothing about golf or golf swing. It knows how to keep us upright(balanced) and to move body parts, often in very complicated preprogram sequence as in a golf swing.

        Interfere in the subconscious preprogram with a conscious thought(golf tip) and the sequence (links in the chain action) get out of sync. Change one link a complicated chain action and the entire chain action is different.

        Science has confirmed that external focus is most effective in learning new movements.
        ie not internal focus on body parts(golf tips)

  3. 1111111111111

    Nov 27, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Looked like that first ball was a wee bit thin…
    Also youre telling me i dont need “tour issue” scotty cameron alignment sticks for that last drill?

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