Making Swing Changes at the Wrong Time

Making changes in your golf game is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the game, and for good reason.  

Oh so often do we make a change, judge the results as either a success or failure, and subsequently judge the change itself as a success or failure.

If you change your grip, and then hit bad shots, it is tempting to link the grip change to the bad shots.  It is tempting to say that this new grip “just isn’t for me.”

I want to caution you of thinking in this manner of causal relationships, because it more often than not leads to confusion and failure. 

Let me explain why…

Did you know that the idea of ordering Pizza online developed in the 90s?  

Well, the guy who proposed the idea was laughed at. 

Now, in 2016, online food orders are commonplace.  

He simply came up with the idea at the WRONG TIME.

Your golf game is the same way.  

If you try to make a grip change when another part of your swing is faulty, you will get results that don’t match up with your expectations.  This doesn’t mean that the grip change was wrong.  It also doesn’t mean that the grip change is the direct cause of your bad shots.  It just means that you changed your grip at the WRONG TIME.  Maybe you should have been working on something else, and THEN changed your grip.  

The point I want to get across is that you shouldn’t dismiss the validity/effectiveness of a certain change just because it didn’t produce results for you at that moment in time. 

Come back to it later. 

The stars might align a bit better the second time around.