For the most part, most of the tips I read in Golf Digest or Golf are usually regurgitated instruction that we've all heard before. For those of us who've been playing awhile, we know the basics of this and that..keep our hands forward, transfer weight to forward leg, swing from the inside..blah..blah..blah. Re-reading these tips, hints, etc., for me, just reinforces and reminds me of what to focus on..you can say it keeps my golfing mind and body in tune.
However, I finally am getting around to commenting, after reading, on one of the worst tips ever. Actually this "tip" goes against everything that most notable golf instructors and professionals have said. Here is the excerpt from the article from Golf Digest, January 2012, issue with Keegan Bradley:
"I know I just said I don't think of anything on the downswing, but I do
want you to have one thought: Swing hard. I really mean that. Try to hit
the ball as hard as you can without losing your balance (4).
Most amateurs are so worried about mis-hitting the shot or hitting it
off line, they don't make an aggressive move. You'd be surprised how
much better your swing will get if you let your natural athletic ability
shine. So go after it"