What Is The Perfect Golf Swing? (Find Your Perfect Swing)

Are you on a journey to find the perfect golf swing?  

Do you ever think, “If I could only find the perfect swing, golf would be so much more fun!”

The game of golf can be cruel and lead us to believe there is the perfect golf swing because we have all hit the shot that feels perfect.  As it leaves our clubs, the feeling was wonderful and the flight of the ball is even better!

You know, the one you usually hit on one of the last several holes to keep you coming back!

Golf is a game that can lead us down many paths, chasing the perfect, consistent golf swing that allows us to hit a shot in a similar pattern all day.  Many golfers spend years and plenty of money seeking the perfect golf swing.

They spend countless hours at the driving range looking for that one move or the one feel to find the little tweak that will help them be the consistent golfer they want to be.

I think when people start seeking the perfect golf swing, in reality what they desire is a consistent ball flight pattern that allows the golfer to control our misses and hit our better shots more frequently!

I think the goal should be to find “your perfect swing!”

Find “your perfect golf swing” by following one of the instructors below!

What Is The Perfect Golf Swing?

The swing that sends the ball on the start line intended, with the right amount of curve, that flies the perfect distance.  The perfect golf shot happens infrequently, but we can all work to make the perfect golf swing more frequently.  There is not one perfect swing that fits all golfers.

In a golfer’s journey to find the perfect swing, I highly recommend keeping this awesome quote by Arnold Palmer in mind:

“Swing your swing. Not some idea of a swing. Not a swing you saw on TV. Not that swing you wish you had. No, swing your swing. Capable of greatness. Prized only by you. Perfect in its imperfection. Swing your swing. I know, I did.”

Arnold Palmer

To help you find the perfect swing for your game (“your perfect swing”), I provide an overview of  some of my favorite instructors.  They all vary from instructor to instructor on how they approach the game and what they promote in the swing. 

I do believe that a golfer should experiment with different approaches and learn as much about the swing as possible. 

When a golfer gets out on the course, they need to turn to their attention to the target and making a fluid swing that helps the ball start on the intended line, curve the right amount and fly the right distance.

These instructors below can help you build “you perfect swing”  Remember, to swing your swing!

Top Instructors To Help You Develop Your Perfect Swing

  • Shawn Clement
  • Mike Malaska
  • Stack and Tilt
  • George Gankas
  • Jim Venetos

I picked these five above because I believe they are genuine in their approach, have studied and utilized their approach for many years and know it inside and out. 

They also have a ton of free information and all have a paid option to dive into further.  They have complete systems to help you develop “your perfect swing.”

Option 1: How To Build Your Perfect Swing: Shawn Clement

Shawn Clement is perfect for the golfer that is tired of chasing positions.  Maybe this golfer has spent years trying to hit P1 or P4 or P7 in their swing.  They have spent time analyzing video and have not gotten any better.  They stand over a golf shot and are slowed down by the amount of swing thoughts or feels running through their head.

Shawn Clement has an impressive communication approach, plenty of amazing youtube videos and an approach that is refreshing.  His approach is based on several key thoughts or philosophies that include:

  • We are gravity geniuses
  • We are bad at hitting positions
  • We should give ourselves a task to complete
  • Our mind should be focused on a target during the swing
  • We can control ball flight through our setup and the direction to start the ball

This approach allows the golfers to determine the shot they want to hit, determine the flight plan, setup to help produce that flight plan, pick a target way off, pick an intermediate target and then get out of the way on the way back and out of the way on the way through.

Resource: 4 Great Drills for A Reliable Golf Swing

Clement teaches a swing that encourages a full turn without restriction.  Both on the way back and on the way through the shot.  I find the approach very refreshing and perfect for many golfers. 

Too many golfers are so stuck trying to hit certain positions that the fun of the game has been lost and the natural ability to make an athletic motion has been diminished!

Option 2: How To Build Your Perfect Swing: Mike Malaska

Mike Malaska is the perfect instructor for former baseball players or those that want to learn to train their hand eye to hit certain shots.  He too believes in a swing that is more natural and allows the hands and the athletic ability of the golfer to take over. 

The golfer that is tired of chasing lag, or hitting certain positions on the way down might love the teaching of Mike Malaska.

Resource: How to Develop A Stock Shot In Golf

He is someone that struggled with the game after initially having great success.   He fell in the trap of trying to hit certain positions in his swing, one that often got him “stuck” right before impact.  He chased these positions and followed these teachings even though now he realizes it wasn’t best for his game.

He has some excellent videos on training the right hand to work and react to the shot that is needed.  If you need extra loft then train the right hand, if you want to hit a draw, then train the right hand. 

His approach is perfect for those that love to practice the game and get joy from making a natural motion that is based on an athletic approach.

Regardless of the system you pick, practice time and dedication will be required to find “your perfect swing”

Option 3: How To Build Your Perfect Swing: Stack and Tilt

For those that want a complete system, the Stack and Tilt approach is an extremely complete system.  In their instructional videos, they provide every little detail imaginable.  They were the first one the scene to promote the weight staying more centered with 60% of the weight starting on the front leg. 

More and more instructors have now promoted a centered based approach with the shoulders while utilizing the tilt in the shoulders to help the head stay centered and create enough power to play the course. 

They major philosophy is based on these three fundamentals of the game:

  • Control the bottom of the golf swing.  The best golfers can hit the same spot on the ground 99 times out of 100.
  • Control the curve of the ball.  The best golfers are able to hit their start line and control their curve without it overcuring.
  • Have enough distance and power to play the course.

They teach their students to read their ball flight, understand what causes a ball to start right or left or curve too little or too much and then make adjustments in the swing based on these ball flights!  This systematic approach is great for the analytical golfer that enjoys a system to reach their full potential.

Resource: How to Increase Golf Swing Speed (5 Tips)

I find the system to be helpful in making quick fixes and adjustments while on the golf course.

“This is a game of misses. The guy who misses the best is going to win.” “Placing the ball in the right position for the next shot is 80-percent of winning golf.”

Ben Hogan

Option 4: How To Build Your Perfect Swing: George Gankas

The golf instructor that is changing the world of instructors.  This hip and in control golf instructor believes in speed in the swing and creating a swing that has plenty of rotation. 

Think of Matt Wolff as the model Gankas swing from the perspective of hit rotation on the backswing and clearing out on the way through.  The speed is real when you follow the George Gankas approach.

The golfer who has struggled with speed and stalls through the zone might be interested in the Gankas approach.  You have to be willing to put in plenty of time, learn the leg work and dive into the swing approach of Gankas.

Resource: George Gankas Membership Site Review

He does have a paid membership that is pricey, but the depth of the videos is highly impressive and is at a level I have never seen before and I have purchased many different membership opportunities and instructional videos to grow my own knowledge of the game.

He too believes in a full backswing that is not restricted, certain leg movement that includes a squat and turn and then rotating completely through the shot.  If you want some speed and club face stability, Gankas is your instructor!

Option 5: How To Build Your Perfect Swing: Jim Venetos

Jim Venetos is perfect for the golfer that has tried everything and still slices the ball or can’t make the turn required by other golf instructors. 

This “stillness” based approach is all based on a preset positions, where the golfer sets up with 70% of the weight on the front side and closed down the front shoulder to create a path that is in to out and starting with a somewhat square ball flight.  This swing helps produce the draw that some golfers can only dream about.

The golfer that struggles with the slice and has never been able to draw the ball, should highly consider this swing and at least check it out.  It looks different, but it produces.  The stability with the irons and the consistency of the start line and curve is rather impressive!

You can completely free your mind of swing thoughts and simply focus on staying still.  Jim Venetos has a very zen like approach to the game and makes his swing sound amazing.  To his credit, he will work with a golfer at great lengths through his membership site.

On my journey to improve my swing, I build a golf simulator. Check out my links to numerous resources on how to make this possible. They are located at the end of this post.

Building Your Prefect Swing: BONUS DRILL

This drill can be utilized regardless of what system you choose to follow:

Stock Shot Drill

Why is this drill important?  The goal here is to know where your ball will start at least 7 times out of 10.  Some golfers stand over a shot and have no idea if their ball is going to start to the right or the left.  One time they may hit the big push and then follow that up with shot that they pull.

What we want to do is work on a drill to control our start line.  This will build confidence and ultimately help us create a reliable swing to produce consistency in our ball striking and accuracy.

The goal is to be able to stand over a shot from 150 yards with water guarding the left side of the green and know with some good certainty that your shot will start slightly to the right and draw back towards the target.  I prefer the stock draw shot as a go to shot.  I believe that once you have developed the stock draw shot, you can learn to play a fade from a similar swing slot.

Here is a wonderful drill you can use to build a stock shot:
  • At the driving range, set up an alignment stick about 6-8 yards in front of you, straight down your target line.
  • If you have a second alignment stick, set the stick 3-4 yards right of the first stick (for a draw) or left of the first stick (for a fade).
  • Complete your initial assessment and see how many times out of 10 you can start the ball to the right or left of your target.  Pick one side and measure your game at this point.
  • The goal is to eventually get 7 out of 10 shots to start to the correct side and draw back towards the target.
Here is the drill being explained by Kyle Morris:

Highly Recommended: Two Items To Improve Your Swing Today!

I would recommend two great products to help improve your golf game so that you can win more matches and shoot lower scores and maybe someday find “your perfect swing”

The first one is a portable launch monitor. Being able to understand key numbers such as the following:

  • Ball Speed
  • Club Speed
  • Launch Angle 
  • Spin Rate
  • Spin Axis

Here are our top three recommended.  Check out the links below for current pricing:

This information is a game changer.  If you head to any PGA Tour event, you will see just about every golfer working with this type of technology throughout the week.  Now for a fairly affordable purchase price, you too can have similar data to help your game!

Train for Speed

There are ways to increase your swing speed!

Regardless of your current ability level or swing speed, we could all use additional speed.

This speed drill below will also help you improve your swing mechanics.  It is worth checking it out regardless of your current ability level.  The swing mechanic improvement along with the additional distance will help your game!

Let’s face it, regardless of the current state of your game we all want more speed.  It has become very clear the need for speed in the golf swing and there are ways to add speed!  The analytics on all levels of golf show how important speed and additional speed are in reducing golf scores.

Once you have identified your swing speed, get to work and train every other day for best results!

It is time to start training for some additional speed.  This is a drill and training protocol that I would highly recommend.

SPEED DRILL: Increase your swing speed through overspeed training

  • Check out SuperSpeed Overspeed Training Protocols
  • Train every other day for 10-15 minutes.
  • See a 4-6% increase in swing speed as early as the first training protocol.

The number one thing that has helped me gain significant distance is the SuperSpeed Training System.  This overspeed based system where you train every other day for about 10-15 minutes with different swing sticks can help you increase your swing speed by 5-8% which can be 20-30 yards.  Who wouldn’t want an extra 20-30 yards.  Plus it helps improve your mechanics.

Check current prices on SuperSpeed Training System, here.

The analytics are pretty clear on the importance of speed in the game of golf.  Would you rather hit your approach shot from 130 yards of 160 yards?  The answer is pretty simple! 

We know that over the course of time, we will hit shots from 130 yards much closer than from 160 yards, whether we are an average amateur golfer, a scratch golfer, or a PGA Tour member!  

The key is having shorter approach shots, so we can hit the ball closer to the hole and then make more putts!  Speed is king in the game of golf!  Make sure you check out SuperSpeed Golf!

Take Action – What You Can Do Today to Get Better

What does this mean for you?  I believe in the following recipe to get better:

1 – Improve your motion in the golf swing by identifying a golf instructor.  Here are some options:

Here is a list of golf instructors that we have reviewed:

2 – Train to swing faster and improve your swing speed.  Here are some options:

Looking to gain more Speed and Distance in your swing. Two Options:

3 – Understand course strategy and work to break through your next barrier.  Here is a series on breaking through:

We have provided guides on how to break 100, 90, 80 and 70. Check out more below, if interested.

4 – Practice Frequently

Did you know that I build a golf simulator in my garage and have played over 500 rounds of golf on my SkyTrak system?  It has been a game changer and one worth checking out. Here are some of my other posts on golf simulators frequently asked questions:

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