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Hello, my name is Conan Elliot and I'm Director of Instruction here at Camas Meadows Golf Club in Camas, Washington. Today we're going to talk about how to improve your golf swing. Well, make no bones about it, you start with a PGA professional in your area, some of them that you can relate to and get on series of lessons program. It doesn't mean a lesson, it's a series of lessons. Improving your golf swing is a process, it's not an event. It's not a one time, one lesson, I'm good forever, happening. What it actually is, it's a process of very slow, one step at a time procedures, until you can get those learned. It's like building a house, you build a footing, foundation, put some walls up, put a wall on to put a roof on top of that. Then you start with the inside and you end up with a finished product. You sure couldn't start out with a roof, and you don't have a foundation and walls. The same thing happens right here in a golf swing. So, first of all, it's find a golf professional, take lessons. Second of all, it's having a procedure or a program that you're on, where you've dedicated one to two hours a week of practice on a practice tee. Actually coming out and working on what you and your instructor have got you working on, trying to make that golf swing better. Time that you're willing to put in to change the golf swing, and then of course, playing. Working on the short game, working on the chipping, the pitching, the putting, the sand shots, and the full swing motions. All of those are part of improving the golf swing. Getting knowledge is number one, I would say that ninety percent of the people that play this game, play by instinct. An instinct that our brain tells us what we should do when we swing isn't really the way we swing a golf club. Remember when we put our hands on a golf club, the last nerve ending is right there at the end of the knuckle. There are no nerve endings down the shaft or into the head of the club or in the ball. So, when I tell my brain to hit this ball far, well, my brain senses the need to make me work very hard and very fast. The fact that the shaft is long, that it's flexing right and left, that the face is stainless steel. That the ball is rubber, that we're creating centrifugal force which has tremendous speeds on hitting them. None of that is being computed in our brain. So, we must learn the correct moves of a golf swing, not the instinctive moves of a golf swing. But it all starts with your PGA golf professional, getting on a program, that's a long term program, where you're learning step by step. Your dedication to practice, then playing and an understanding of what actually creates the golf swing. This is Conan Elliot and that's how to improve your golf swing.