Don’t mind your swing form if it works
By Kim Jeong-kyoo
There are a great many ways to hit the ball correctly and consistently. The number of different ways surely equals the total number of golfers worldwide, or possibly exceeds it.
All golfers look different from one another. Every golfer has a different body shape ― tall, small, stout or bony. Importantly, a large man built like an elephant should think differently from to a small woman.
To say that you think differently from others is to also say that you act differently from them, meaning that it is then inevitable that you will swing differently compared to others.
Every individual is different in feeling and thinking. Looking at the same thing, you and your friends feel and think differently, which causes you to react differently from each other. The same is true in swinging a golf club.
Golfers with a strong upper body tend to control and hit the ball with their upper body, while those with a strong lower body control the swing with their lower body ― all instinctively.
Given that different body shape begets different swing form, it is obvious that there is a multitude of proper ways to solidly hit the ball.
You are absolutely wrong if you think that there’s only one way to strike the ball. There cannot be one way for all. But there is one way for you.
Similarly, it is incorrect to think that only pretty swings are effective. Any swing can be effective, be it pretty, ugly or odd. If it works well for you on a consistent basis, it is an effective swing.
So when you hit the ball fairly decently, avoid paying too much attention to how you look. Avoid taking heed of what others may say about your swing. You don't have to be worried about your swing form when you strike the ball well.
Providing that you hit the ball crisply time and again, there could be nothing wrong with your swing form and swing style ― even if it appears somewhat unorthodox.
As you can be born handsome or innately less good-looking, so too can your swing be inherently more beautiful or less pretty. Don't mind your form if you can hit the ball solidly. Just accept it as a matter of course.
Someone may make disparaging comments about your swing but avoid changing it. Your swing is probably something inborn. Even when your form is lacking in prettiness, it must be a good, efficient one that fits you.
At least it’s not bad from the viewpoint of swing mechanics. Otherwise, you would not be able to hit the ball that well. So avoid changing your swing purely for the sake of beauty, if it works well.
A beautiful swing combines good rhythm and balance with a nice tempo. A perfect swing speed and the rhythmic flow of the body have always been at the core of a beautiful swing.
To turn your swing into a beautiful one or rather to take your game to the next level, fine-tune your current swing by building a sedate rhythm and tempo. You must also perfect your balance, rather than altering your form for beauty's sake.