Try to establish Scott-like efficiency in your swing


Adam Scott used a bogey-free, final-round 66 to take The Barclays on Sunday, positioning himself in second place in FedEx Cup points after the first postseason tournament of the year.

Scott has had a great year in 2013, and there are many reasons for his solid run. One thing that has remained true for him is that he has one of the most efficient golf swings on Tour.

An efficient golf swing is exactly what you think it would be: a swing that requires minimum effort and has repeatability.

All elite-level golfers have repeatability in their swing, but because Scott is so fundamentally sound, his efficiency gives him solid ball-striking year after year.

With the help of 3D motion technology like K-Vest, learning how to build an efficient golf swing is much more attainable for your everyday golfer.

Here are a few things I’ve learned from K-Vest that will help you build an efficient golf swing:

• Develop the correct kinematic sequence. Kinematic sequence is the order in which different parts of your body move throughout the swing. K-Vest focuses on three main areas: lower body, upper body and the club. For example, a correct downswing sequence begins with the lower body, then upper body, followed by the golf club. A great way to feel a good sequence is to make a throwing motion. When you throw an object, pay attention to which part of your body moves first (i.e. step toward the target with your lower body, turn the upper body and release your arm).

• Master your posture. Efficient golf swings require solid fundamentals. K-Vest actually measures the angles your upper and lower body make in your posture and compares them to a range of tour player averages. To guarantee your posture is good, you will need feedback. K-Vest provides great feedback, but a video, a mirror, or your golf instructor can also tell you if your posture is good or not.

• Swing within yourself, then train to improve. Most golfers will have physical limitations that will affect their ability to make efficient swings. Strength and flexibility are two factors that can limit most players. Use balance as your guide to make efficient golf swings. If you find yourself off balance at any point throughout the swing, chances are you’re over-swinging. If you want to improve your strength and flexibility so you can make more aggressive swings, get with a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) certified instructor and train your body to make the swing you want.

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