The Simple Golf Swing

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

How to Improve My Golf Swing?

One question which most golfers ask is “How can I improve my golf swing?” So if you are asking the same question, here are some useful tips you can apply to improve your golf swing.

Most of us do not pay attention to our posture such as the way we stand, the way we grip our club and our posture when we swing. Here’s a series of steps you should observe when you are ready to start your golf swing.

1. Always decide a reference point (an object or imaginary position) between your ball and the flag. It can be a leaf or something a few feet away that forms a straight imaginary line between the flag, the reference point and your golf ball. Align yourself to be parallel to the line.

2. Use your left hand to grip the shaft such that your little finger is around it, and the shaft across your forefinger. At all times, make sure your thumb is straight on top of the shaft. Make sure you can see only 2 knuckles, and not more than that.

3. Next, fold your right hand over your left thumb. Take note that your right thumb should be aligned with your right shoulder.

4. Keep your feet apart at the same width as your shoulders. Bend your knees a bit and move your upper torso forward. Ensure that your feet, knees, hips and shoulders are all parallel to the imaginary line.

5. The weight of your body should be on the balls of your feet, and not the heels.

6. Make sure that your arms are straight with the left shoulder slightly higher than right.

7. Waggle to relax your body prior to the swing.

8. Rotate your hands to start the backswing, maintaining the grip pressure throughout the swing. Take note that in a proper rotation, your shoulders, arms, hands and hips are rotating at the same time.

9. If you are doing it correctly, your back should be facing the target once you have completed the backswing.

10. Now, you can rotate your body from the right to left in the down swing. Remember your shoulders, arms and hands will follow through with your body to power the impact until your entire body faces the target.

11. Make sure that your right foot moves at the instance upon impact. Remember that it is a swing and you are not hitting the ball so following through the entire body rotation is important.

12. If your rotation is faster, the impact is greater. The rotation involves your body and not your wrists or shoulders alone.

In our next blog post, we are going to discuss about several guides online that has helped many golfers improve their golf swing and game.

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At July 3, 2009 at 8:55 AM , Blogger narjar said...

this is good information


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