Can one be a truly good golfer (<3 handicap) if they are also a good tennis player (5.0+)? - Page 2
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I find one of my problems is there is too much time in between shots in golf,
In tennis , if think too often between points I start getting these mechanical thought and play poorly.
same thing happen in golf, so routine is important for me in golf so I can stop thinking too much on technique.
I still think too much in tennis , especially after a missed serve, I try S+V if I miss too many serve as it reduces conscious mechanical tennis thoughts for me.
I'm 4.5 and 8-9 HCP and feel that the two sports really conflict each other. I feel tennis allows for more lateral head movement, less wrist use through the shot, and a different swing plane. But to see Sergio and Matt Kuchar play, you have to wonder why their golf isn't affected. If I had to give up one, I'd unfortunately give up tennis - and where I live, we have some beautiful har-tru courts that would go to waste.
Maybe that's why they've never won majors :D
The biggest issue for me continues to be a very flat shoulder turn on the downswing with my right hip slinging across to the left. The "feeling of vertical shoulder plane" just does not exist in the tennis forehand. One of my playing partners today brought up that my hips open up so fast and my shoulders are so darn flat sometimes. Continues to be frustrating for sure.