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Golf Swing training.
Seven articles that you can use to improve your game today.
2 Basic Steps to Improving Your Golf Swing
The game of golf is truly an individual sport. The basics are the same for
everyone; however, due to the differences in people’s body types no two people
will ever have the same golf swing. Each person will have to adapt their bodies
to perform a proper golf swing in their own way. Taking the time to develop your
own method of playing golf will greatly improve your enjoyment and success at
the game. Practicing the basic fundamentals of the game until they are ingrained
in your muscles will lead to confidence on the course, and that confidence will
lead to success and enjoyment of the game.
One of the most basic steps that you can put into action and see an immediate
improvement to your golf swing is to keep your head still and look straight at the
ball. The position of your head should be straight in line with your spine, and
your nose should be raised up a bit so that when you start to swing, your left
shoulder fits under your chin. Many players tuck their heads into their chests to
try and keep their heads still and look straight down at the golf ball.
Unfortunately, they cannot perform a proper golf swing while in this position.
If you are one of the many that are having difficulty keeping your head straight
and an eye on the ball try the following. The next time you approach the ball,
assume the correct stance with your feet and knees in position but keep your
head and back straight, bend forward slightly at the waist and look straight at
the ball. If you try and take a swing in this position, your left shoulder will most
likely hit your chin. While keeping your eyes on the ball, raise your head slowly
until your left shoulder does not hit your chin. Make sure that your head does
not move from side to side by keeping your eyes fixed on the ball. Slowly go
through the back swing and downswing portions of your golf swing. Do not hit
the ball and do the follow through. Practice this portion of your golf swing
focusing on keeping your head straight and eyes on the ball.
Practice this exercise in your backyard for about 25 times in a row and then take
a break and relax a bit, then start again. Make minor corrections to your head
and body position as needed to keep your eyes straight on the ball and your left
shoulder from hitting your chin. This exercise will "train" your body, and your
muscles will "remember" the correct position you need to be in to perform the
movement correctly. Think about any sports athlete, they train and train to place
their bodies in the correct stance and position to properly execute the
movements necessary to be successful in their particular sport. You are doing
the same thing by "training" your body to keep your head straight and position
itself so that you can successfully execute a proper golf swing.
Another basic step that can work greatly towards improving your golf swing is to
relax. I know it is easier said then done, especially when you are getting ready to
put all your power into drive with an audience of either your co-workers, or
better still your friends who will not let you forget it if you mess up. However,
relaxing your muscles will help you to maintain the proper balance that is
important to a great golf swing. Regardless of the golf clubs you use, your
balance is the primary foundation of your golf swing, and the way to achieve
good balance is to practice. A good way to practice improving your balance is to
assume the address position with your club, relax your body and try holding it
there for about 30 seconds. Does it feel like you have more weight on one foot
or the other? Is one part of your body more tense then another?
Keeping your head straight and maintaining good balance are just two basic
parts of a great golf swing. The exercises given above are just two ways that you
can start training now to improve your golf swing. You can work on either one
separately, or combine them together into one exercise. Improving your golf
swing begins and ends with you. Training the muscles of your body to properly
perform specific movements takes time and practice. The effort spent improving
your golf swing will pay off on the course. Through exercise and practice, you
will be able to slip into the proper address position and perform an effortless,
powerful golf swing and feel just as if you were sliding your hand into a warm
3 Tips to Improve Your Golf Swing.
Do you have a favorite golf player? Is it Tiger Woods or Ernie Els? Have you ever
thought that your swing looks like theirs? Woods and Els are two great golf
players. When you watch them play, you will definitely notice their graceful and
powerful swings. Honestly, it is difficult to imitate that just by watching.
Having a good swing needs constant practice. Also, your body needs to be well
tuned up for it to perform well. Here are some basic tips to help you improve
your golf swing and may help you shoot in the 90s or even 80s.
1. Warm up. Just like any other game or sport, golf players need a little warming
up before starting a round. This is what most players, especially amateurs, often
take for granted.
It is best to come early at the golf course and take a few minutes to stretch
those muscles and warm up. This will make your muscles "know" that they are in
for something and that they should be prepared. Taking a few swings in the
driving range will also help you get tuned up and perform better.
2. Exercise. This is really important, not only for golf. Constantly exercising your
body and muscles will keep them toned and ready for any activity. This will also
prevent common body aches and pains that you usually feel when playing golf.
Getting into the habit of exercising, especially tuning up your muscles will have a
great impact on your swing. It will help you have a good stance and increase
total balance and control on your swings.
3. Do not swing too hard yet. It is really tempting to give your swing that extra
effort. However, it is not recommended unless you already have the control of
your swing. The key to a powerful and graceful swing is the balance and control
that you have, add to it the proper form and stance.
So how do you get to learn to control your swing? Again, it's tip number 2.
Regular exercise will, in time, allow you to have a faster, more controlled swing.
Aside from these simple steps to do, it is also best to ask help from the pros,
personally or thru online methods. They can give good advices as they already
have learned a lot from their experiences. Keeping updated with the latest about
golf will also help.
Also, most players tend to be so conscious in their desire to improve their swing
that their minds are focused on every aspect of the swing itself; doing that will
only make your swing look awkward. Instead, it is best to keep your mind off
your swing. Try to focus on something else and the good swing will just follow.
Try to do these things when you play golf again. And do these regularly, and
then notice the change it will make on your next golf swing.
4 Important Factors That Affect Your Golf Swing
In the game of golf, no two people ever have the same golf swing. Each person
has their own individual body with its own strengths, flexibility and range of
motion. The way one person swings a golf club may not work for another
person, even if they are near in body types. Every golfer has to find the playing
style that fits them to help them produce the results that they want. Players that
know what is going to happen to the ball when they hit it, and what factors
affect that moment of impact can effectively use their body to create the
consistent powerful golf swing that they desire.
One thing that can help all golfers make immediate and positive improvements
on their game is an understanding of the factors that affect the golf ball at the
moment of impact by the golf club. Knowing what these factors are and how
they affect the ball will enable you to understand what happens at the moment
of impact and interpret the golf balls flight. When you understand what occurs
and why, you can then make small adjustments to your swing and then see the
effects on the next shot. The flight of the golf ball will tell you whether you were
correct in your personal assessment and you made a good change towards a
better golf swing. If you made a change that made the shot worse than before,
all you should have to do is undo that change to your swing.
The moment of impact (ideally the golf club sweet spot hitting the ball) is a
combination of four factors that will ultimately determine what direction and how
far the ball will travel. The golf ball will react to these factors regardless of how
they occur. The first important factor that affects your golf swing is the angle of
the clubface at the moment of impacting the ball. The position of the clubface at
the moment of impact is the most important factor influencing the initial
direction and the spin of the ball. The clubface must point in the direction of the
target you’ve chosen farther down the course. If the clubface is straight and
perpendicular to the golf ball at the moment of impact, it will travel straight
down the course with no spin.
The second factor at the moment of impact is the angle of the club head with
relation to the golf ball. There is the horizontal angle of impact and vertical angle
of impact, both of which are combined to determine the initial direction of the
ball and the height of the golf balls flight path. The horizontal angle of impact
determines the initial direction that the ball will travel. The vertical angle of
impact will determine how high the ball will fly. Too low or too high and you lose
distance in your shot.
Thirdly, the clubface must hit the ball on the sweet spot. The sweet spot is the
area on the face of the golf club that will transfer the power of your golf swing to
the golf ball. Transferring this power effectively will maximize its potential and
carry the ball far and straight down the course (as long as the angle of the
clubface and the club head at the moment of impact are good).
Lastly, the fourth factor that is important at the moment of impact is the club
head. The speed of your golf swing will determine how much power you transfer
to the golf ball and ultimately how far it will go when you hit it on the sweet
spot. The speed or power of the golf swing is not dependent on muscles alone.
Other factors such as body flexibility and range of motion affect how a golfer
employs those muscles in creating a fluid smooth swing.
The golf swing is not just picking up a golf club and trying to blast the ball down
the course. It is a combination of many factors that if you can interpret, you can
influence by making adjustments to your swing. Knowing what causes the golf
ball to travel as it does will allow you to improve your golf swing and gain
distance and accuracy on your shots. However, knowing the cause that produces
an effect, and affecting that cause to produce the desired effect are two different
things, both of which can be learned over time and with practice.
6 Tips To Give You A Great Golf Swing
In my game I have adopted the simplest possible swing and have insisted that
as many shots as possible should be played with fundamentally the same
movements. Now that I have outlined the idea of teaching by feel you will better
understand why I attach such importance to this point.
Now these four points together make up the top of the swing, and I was talking
about the waggle—which is the bottom of an imaginary swing! But do not think I
was digressing. I was not, the two are linked together. And why? Because unless
you feel the whole of the swing in your waggle, your waggle is failing in its
This controlling feel is built up through the constant repetition of the correct
movements. We do not know just where in the system it resides, but whether it
is muscular memory, or the wearing of certain grooves or channels in the mind,
or—as is probable—a combination of the two, it is obvious that the more often
the same succession of movements can be repeated the clearer the memory will
be. Also, and this is most important, it is highly desirable that the memory should
not be confused by the frequent or even occasional introduction of other and
different movements—as happens when the swing is fundamentally changed for
It is mainly for this reason that I teach and preach and practice that every shot
from the full drive to the putt should be played with the same movement. Of
course in the drive the movement is both more extensive and bolder than for the
shorter shots, but fundamentally it is the same. The result must be a feeling of
"in-to-out" stroking across the face of the ball—played not at the ball, but
through it. The "in-to-out" refers to the relation of the feel of the path of the club
head to the desired line of flight of the ball.
The only shots in golf which I have been unable to play or to teach as sections of
the fundamental "in-to-out" swing are certain shots which call for cut pulled
under and across the ball.
But for ninety-nine out of every hundred shots a golfer must play, the swing is
the movement necessary. So to clear the ground I will list what I consider to be
the essentials of the swing:
1. It is essential to turn the body round to the right and then back and round to
the left, without moving either way. In other words this turning movement must
be from a fixed pivot.
2. It is essential to keep the arms at full stretch throughout the swing—through
the back swing, the down swing, and the follow through.
3. It is essential to allow the wrists to break fully back at the top of the swing.
4. It is essential to delay the actual hitting of the ball until as late in the swing as
5. It is essential not to tighten any muscle concerned in the reactive part of the
swing (movement above the waist).
6. It is essential to feel and control the swing as a whole and not to concentrate
upon any part of it.
In a sense this last point is the most vital. The swing must be considered and felt
as a single unity, not as a succession of positions or even a succession of
movements. The swing is one and indivisible.
Now I consider that our golf is liable to go wrong if we lose sight of any of these
essentials. There are of course innumerable incidentals that could be added that
are important enough to have a considerable influence on one's game, but I will
go so far as to say that if you have these six essentials well embedded in your
system and if you have developed some conscious control of your swing by
getting the feel of the right movements—your game will rarely or never desert
Of course the comfortable, reliable, right feel is not a thing that comes all at
once. For instance, it takes years—though not if your teacher teaches by feel—to
feel nicely set and comfortable before the ball; weight between the feet,
perfectly free and active and yet firmly planted.
Then the waggle. About the waggle a whole book could be written. Every
movement we make when we waggle is a miniature of the swing we intend to
make. The club head moves in response to the body and the body opposes the
club head. It is a flow and counter flow of forces with no static period, no check.
There is no check anywhere in a good swing. There is no such thing as the "dead
top" of a swing—there are four points each one of which might be so considered
if it were not for the other three! They are: (1) When the pivot (feet to
shoulders) has reached its top, the arms are still going up. (2) When the arms
have reached their top, the body is on its day down. (3) When the arms begin to
come down, the wrists have still to break back, and (4) When the wrists break
To put the lesson of the concept of control by feel as briefly as possible, we must
give up thinking about our shots. In place of thinking there must be conscious
control, obtained by building up (by constant repetition of the correct action) a
comfortable and reliable feel, a feel that will tell you infallibly through appeal to
your muscular memory, what is the right movement —and which will remain with
you and control your shots whatever your mental state may be. Not being a
matter of thought, this control stands outside the mental state.
7 Tips To Improve Your Golf
It's when you start to play golf that you learn fastest. If you have bad golfing
habits today, you probably learned them when you first took up golf. But the
good news is that anyone can break bad habits and learn good ones. Here are a
couple of tips to help you on your way to playing better golf.
1. Your aim is vitally important. If you can't send the ball in the right direction
you will never get it in any of the holes. The clubface is the only thing that
propels the ball, so line up the clubface with the target first, then take your
stance with your shoulders parallel to the target line.
2. Always aim away from potential problems. Tee the ball on the side where the
problem is. This will help to keep the ball in play and avoid penalties.
3. Bad wrist action equals a bad shot in 90 percent of cases. Keep the left wrist
flat in relation to the back of the left forearm and the back of the left hand, and
don't swing the club back farther than shoulder turn.
4. Read the green properly. A golf ball will generally roll away from a hill and
towards a water source. So, keep this in mind and adjust as necessary.
5. The grain of the green is important too as it effects the roll. Shiny grass show
the grain running away from you, and dull grass highlights the grain running
towards you. Putts with the grain go faster and further. Those against the grain
go slower and less far.
6. Your shoulders should follow your swing. They should be passive and not
lead. Remember that your shoulder movement will determine the direction that
your club, and therefore the ball, will travel.
7. Place the golf ball on the ground and take your stance in such a way that the
shadow of your head covers the ball. Make your swing keeping your eyes on the
shadow. If the shadow moves off the ball you have lost the proper swing center.
If you keep the shadow on the ball, even though it moves a little, you have
maintained the correct swing position.
8 Important Steps To Achieve The Perfect Golf Swing
To people who are new to the world of golf but, nevertheless, are intending to
play the sport, one factor that they should focus on is the perfect golf swing. To
mention some other factors, there are a lot such as, the golf equipments, the
direction of the wind, the golf ball and the player himself, but still, the precision
of the swing is the causal factor on the success or flop of playing golf.
I'll get a few suggests that would help you to get your goal of becoming a
professional in playing golf. These are the basics, but, where did Tiger Woods
1. Know what your forces are. Can you attain a certain angle that would give you
the perfect golf swing? Do you have a good balance? What about your playing
stance? Do you have an agile and highly flexible body that could go with the
force of your swing? These are just a few initial questions that you have to
answer before you put up the sport.
2. Obtain help from professionals through coaching. Coaching does wonders. You
could either have a one on one or you could start purchasing a few materials
that are already available in the market. An example of this stuff is the Tac Tic
Golf Trainer. The Tac Tic is much like a personal coach because it adjusts the
inaccurate positioning that someone makes on a golf swing. It warns you of your
incorrect grip by giving out a click so this would allow you to change the
alignment of your wrist. Aside from wrist alignment, it as well betters your swing
2. Practice, practice and practice again. The perfect golf swing is made only
through constant practice. Tiger Woods was known to practice even in the worst
4. Aside from the Tac Tic, additional aids on training for the perfect swing admit
videos and manuals that you could watch and study. But you have always to
remember that only studying or watching would just give you the theory of
achieving what you actually want to achieve. Practice would quiet be the key at
the close of it all.
5. No training stuff or equipment is the most perfect for any individual. What
you'd find to be helpful could be not of much help to somebody else. Take a
manual or a training video that would fit you and begin practicing the skills that
are taught there to finally achieve the perfect golf swing.
6. To have a good back swing, ensure that the force comes from your arms and
not from your hands. It should be done in one, clean, sweeping movement.
7. The down swing, on the other hand, calls for precision in speed. A good
advice on this is to pull your left arm coming from the top.
8. To make a successful sweep, the finish should be done high enough. The
main key there is to transfer left. You can tell that you have made a good finish
if your right knee is facing the target with your right foot up. Spikes of your shoe
should be seen. Your hands should be high up very near your left ear.
Although it is often reported as the perfect golf swing, to have the perfect golf
swing is quite mythical. Constant practice would just make you well situated with
a stance that you can eventually work with and are comfortable with. Anyway, it
is really important, that you enjoy the golf sport and look forward to do it every
A Better Golf Swing Is Inevitable
A better golf swing is inevitable…for any golfer, with the right approach. It
doesn’t matter age or ability. It’s a reality…and can happen very quickly!
To achieve a better golf swing, a golfer needs to realize just how physically
demanding it is on the human body. You are swinging an object (golf club) at
up to 100 mph. This puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the joints,
tendons, ligaments and muscles.
If these tissues of the body are weak, tight or brittle they will rupture and
eliminate you from playing golf indefinitely. If it doesn’t, your performance will
pay the price. The outcome either way is not what you want…but will happen
without an emphasis on strengthening these areas.
Along with strengthening comes stretching. Stretching muscles to attain a better
golf swing is common among most golfers. Although it is common, most golfers
don’t stretch. Why? Because it is viewed as ‘work’. But if it were viewed as a
form of golf improvement it would be a different story.
Swing mechanics cannot be improved if your golf specific strength and flexibility
are ignored. It is impossibility, unless you compensate for this lack of
capabilities in your golf swing. Teaching pros are now starting to realize there is
a definite connection between golf swing mechanics and fitness.
But that’s where the BIG gap is. Between instruction and physical fitness. This
is the ultimate combination for total golf performance and I have been preaching
it for several years now. When your physical capabilities are improved, your golf
swing mechanics become much easier to achieve.
The next time you visit your teaching pro, to achieve a better golf swing, you’ll
be able to do what he/she wants and the desired outcome will be achieved. This
outcome is inevitable when you get your body moving better. Your golf swing
mechanics fall into place. It will only be a matter of time when all golfers will
approach their golf improvement this way. It’s the only way that will warrant
lasting results and ultimately a better golf swing.
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