By Adam Young

Skill is different to technique.

Many golfers don’t realize this and aimlessly work on their swing form without any consideration for their skills.

For example, if a player is producing a certain strike pattern which is suboptimal, this is their technique. However, their ability to move the strike around the clubface (intentionally hit different parts of the clubface) is the skill element.


In the above example, the player has a toe biased strike pattern (technique). Their ability to improve this pattern will depend on their skill level (their ability to move the strike around the face to where they desire).

Swing Style

While ‘swing style’ would also be categorized as technique, it is also very different to skill.

For example, there are many different swing styles…

Read the rest of what Adam has to say about Technique Versus Skill in the July 2017 Monthly Handicap Improver here:

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