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Q&A: Golf swing vs baseball swing?

Question by Nathan: Golf swing vs baseball swing?
I play golf during fall and skittle winter then when I do winter traning for baseball my my golf swing takes over and vice versus .what can I do to be able too keep my baseball and golf swing away from each other

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Answer by Baller24
Not a whole lot you can do. I have the same problem except I play baseball, golf AND tennis, and my tennis backhand is exactly the way I swing a baseball bat. Basically best thing I’d assume you can do is hit the cages/driving range a lot so there’s a clear distinction to your body. You have muscle memory though, I wouldn’t worry too much about it as long as you aren’t taking a step before you hit the golf ball, lol.

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3 Responses to “Q&A: Golf swing vs baseball swing?”

  1. Brittan says:

    I say you quit one of the two. Its too hard to keep them away from eachother. In my opinion. You won’t be the best hitter in baseball or golf if you don’t choose between the two.

  2. Kobe says:

    Main difference between the two is the location of your thumbs. Make sure you don’t have your thumbs gripping the bat, but rather wrapped around.

  3. dawgdays says:

    What you have to do is to get a good understanding of the mechanics of each type of swing, and understand how to keep them separate. If you can’t, then you should quit one or the other.

    Usually, you see baseball swings on the golf course, causing lots of pushes and slices. Seeing a golf swing on the diamond happens less frequently. (Fewer kids play golf, I guess.)

    Here are a few points:

    In a golf swing, your weight shifts completely from your back leg to your front, and you end standing over your front foot. Your hips open after you strike the ball.

    In a baseball swing, your hips rotate early. Your weight shifts only a little, and you finish “behind” your front foot, not on top.

    The grip is different, but that’s pretty easy to keep separate.


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