In golf, every player has their own unique golf swing; however there are some basic fundamentals that must be used to hit the ball well.
One of these fundamentals is a proper golf swing stance setup. Grip the club, bend from your waist, stand with your feet shoulder width apart, and square your body to the target line. Your arms should be relaxed and your weight equally distributed between your feet.
To begin your backswing, rotate your shoulders and keep the clubface square. Then turn your body, but don't sway your hips as this may lead to a bad golf shot. After hitting the ball, make sure you follow through. A good finish position includes having all your weight on your front foot and your chest facing the target.
Common Misconceptions about the Golf Swing
According to Golfsmith, some common misconceptions about the golf swing include the stationery head and the straight lead arm.
Many new golfers are told that they must keep their head steady throughout the swing. Although this is a common lesson, it is entirely wrong. During the course of a golf swing, a player must transfer their weight, which requires moving head. The head should remain down through the follow through, but should do so while slightly moving backward then forward, staying parallel to the ground.
Another common piece of advice which players are given is to maintain a straight lead arm until the follow through. While it should be fairly straight and stable, a degree of flexation is necessary and to be expected.
The Ultimate Goal
The ultimate goal of a good swing is to product a "square" impact with the ball, properly moving it toward the player's intended target. This can be a challenge at times but with good instruction and consistent practice, a player can form a good golf swing and be able to make any shot.
Basic Golf Swing Tips, golftips.golfsmith.com
Common Misconceptions about the Golf Swing, golftips.golfsmith.com
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
Golf is a game of technique. A good golf swing is one fundamental skill that all successful golfers need to master. While even the most successful golfers may struggle with their swings occasionally, one of the quickest ways to derail a golf swing is lateral sway during the backswing. This can cause your ball to veer off course and land far from the green or your intended target. It also robs you of club head speed which could otherwise power the ball further down the fairway.
Monday, October 19, 2015
“A man who can't putt is a match for no one; a man who can putt is a match for anyone.”
Putting is considered one of the most important aspects of golf to master and you can practice your swing anywhere. If your putting game could use some polishing, try these quick tips to improve your golf swing in no time:
Monday, September 21, 2015
Speed is essential to a good shot. Other factors remaining constant, it is what sends your ball "flying". The average amateur golfer swings at about 90mph and sends the ball around 220 yards. In contrast, professional golfers swing at an average of around 113mph and their shots can reach over 290 yards. Considering these, speed is clearly a critical factor when it comes to distance.
Many golfers, to get more distance, tend to hit the ball harder. But that’s tension, not speed. Your shots will be more precise and fluid if you don’t let
tension get in the way. By focusing
on smoothing your movements, you’ll find your golf swing will become more
consistent which provides greater accuracy and distance.
For a faster, more fluid swing, you need a stable base. On a treadmill, walk backward to strengthen the backs of your back legs. To exercise your shoulders, press your palms straight in front of you and pinch your shoulder blades together for a few seconds. Stronger shoulders and legs will help provide more club speed without sacrificing control.
Improving your grip will also help fix some speed issues. When the club is already positioned parallel to the ground, a weak grip means poor control. If you hold the club more securely, you can make your shots more precise while increasing your club's speed.
To practice speed, use a shaft or alignment rod and swing five times right-handed and another five left-handed as fast as you can. Repeat using a 5-iron and then a sand wedge. After swinging right-handed and left-handed with all three items, shift to your usual stance and repeat the exercise. This will help you swing faster and more fluidly.
Increase Your Swing Speed, GolfDigest.com