The main purpose of this article was to have you understand that if you are in an upright position, the lower body is never passive. You may not be aware of what it is doing, but it is not passive, it is doing something. The movement of the body in the golf swing is natural. Don't make it hard. Practice! Your golf game will improve and you will enjoy it more.
If we can produce moments of pure magic then why on earth can we not replicate it at will? It's because my dear friends we have our conscious mind to thank for that. Is it not when you think you're on top of your game that things begin to go bad?
If you have a hot putter during your round and you are making everything you look at, play a little safer. If your game is solid from 100 yards, try and to the hundred yard marker. If you can't hit your fairway metals that well, lay up on par 5's. This game is all about knowing what your strengths are, and the more comfortable over a ball knowing you can hit that shot, the better off you will be.
The downswing should be the very natural result of everything that precedes it. It should start from the ground up. This sounds a bit complicated but all it simply means that the first movement of the downswing should be made by the lower body.
A golf ball that is being hit out of wet sand will have a far lower trajectory than one that is hit out of dry sand. Also keep in mind that more force must be used in order to free a golf ball from a bunker with wet sand. It is easier to achieve more lofts from a golf ball hit out of dry sand. A ball that is buried in the sand will require a different technique than one sitting on top of it.
Feel like your swinging at about 85% for all your shots. This will allow you time to perform the swing and it will improve timing hugely. The result is longer, more accurate shots.
I do not recommend the long putter to any of my students and when I see golfers that are struggling with there putting and they try their long putter they seem to look just as bad with the long one as they do the short one and they often revert back to their original style and I still believe that using a long putter is as skillful as using a short one and I for one hope that the R & A never ban the use of these brooms.