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How to Rapidly Improve Your
Golf Swing

5 Expert Golf Swing Training Articles
Compiled By: Khawar Shah

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Article #1
Basic Golf Distance Tips
By Josh Stamos

Every golfer wishes to improve their distance. The golf distance is
somehow related to golf swings. So any golf distance tips should have
something to do with strengthening the golf swing. Among the things that
a golfer should keep in mind are the following:

As much as possible, make sure that your golf swings would pass the
distance of the pole. You can picture a pole and make it your aim to get
the ball pass the imaginary pole. Learn how to use the right shifting of
weight and when you do your golf swing your hips should not sway. This
position would ensure that you have initiated a good downswing.

Another tip is to have a square clubface on impact. When the clubface hit
directly to the ball, you are assured that your shots will fly straight. The
square position will allow your shots to go in great distance. Your
backswing should start at the top and the square position will allow you to
have a full backswing.

The left knee should be stable too. Any movement of the knee will affect
what your hips will do. If your left knee would bend inward chances are
your hips will turn too much. Thus it would be quite impossible to get the
needed torque which is necessary for the speed of club head. The left
knee must be out toward target to create a distance between both knees.

One of the tips is learning how to minimize the hip turn and at the same
time maximize the shoulder turn. This is one of the key to be able to hit
the golf in great distance. As mentioned, a stable left knee is a must. If
your left knee slides to the right and your right knee should be firm
during the golf swing too. If you are a left-handed golf player then it is
the opposite knee that should be firm and stable.

The shoulder should also be positioned behind the ball on the top of
backswing. In this manner, the shifting of weight will be smoother and
will create a longer swing.

Another technique included in the list is the appropriate hand release
during the swing. To improve the golf distance, when you take short
backswing then you need to stop when the hands and your club are of the
height as your weight. The position will look like you are doing a
handshake with your thumb pointing up. Even when you are already
doing your follow through, your hands should remain in the same

It is also important to do warm up before tee time which is one of the
basic step. A little stretching will help a lot in improving the golf distance.
Never skip the warming up routine. No professional golfer will step on the
field and play right away without warming up their muscles. Among the
warm-up routines that can be done are squatting with your golf clubs and
reaching your toes.

Aside from warm-up routines, stretching is essential. Stretching your
muscles will allow your body to feel loose and relaxed. You can make the
full swing without much pain. In fact stretching should be done at each
hole to keep you fit all throughout the 18-hole game.

Josh Stamos is an experience author in writing and researching golf
related topics. For more information on Golfing Tips, simply visit

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Josh_Stamos
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6931225

Article #2
The Importance Of The Golf Backswing
By Jeremy Winters

The golf backswing is a mysterious, but important part of golf to even the
most raw of beginners. This initial raising of the club, by which
momentum and direction can be guided, is difficult for many. Beginners
do not know when the wrist break is supposed to occur and are baffled by
the proper shifting of weight. Even experienced golfers are sometimes
humbled by a bad swing. There is nothing more troubling than a golf ball
gone wild to remind a golfer that they have gotten out of practice.
Practice can easily be done in any open area large enough for a full swing.

Both beginners and advanced players should spend time reviewing the
basics. No matter how advanced a golfer gets, all skills are built on top of
the all important skills learned as a beginner. One of these basic skills is
the position and posture used throughout the backswing. One should
stand with feet a shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent and with a
straight back. It should be remembered to keep the knees bent at all
times. In this way it is possible to have a more controlled and flowing
swing. Adopting this stance for a couple minutes two or three times a
week will make it more comfortable and natural. Once the initial stance
has been practiced or re-mastered, the swing should be practiced also.

Before practicing the golf backswing, special attention should be paid to
the proper way to hold the club. If during practice the club is held wrong,
you will be more likely to do so while actually golfing. Holding a club
wrong could look weird at best and ruin your game at worst. The club
should be held mostly by the fingers and not entirely in the palm of the
hand. The lead hand should be the dominant hand, with the exception of
a few people. There are several different ways to hold a club, each for a
different purpose. Be sure to get comfortable or reacquainted with several
before practicing incorrectly ruins your game. Gripping the club should
take less than a week to get familiar with when practiced. Now the
backswing can be practiced.

When starting the backswing, the club should slowly rise in the air, first
close to the ground, then parallel to the ground at hip level, and then into
position. Allow the shoulders and hips to naturally pivot to help the arms
raise the club. With the club at the peak of the backswing, the left
shoulder should be aligned with the golf ball. The weight should be placed
firmly on the right foot, with no unnecessary weight placed towards the
toes. Remember to keep the knees bent even at this point. Weight
distribution is very important as it may cause problems with the
downswing if placed incorrectly. This is something new players have to be
especially careful of as it is hard to break habits once they are formed.

Something to be done regardless of skill level or playing frequency, is
stretching and exercising. When done correctly and often these stretches
will help maintain the back muscles necessary for a good swing. Using a
club or a similarly shaped object such as a broom, grip both ends and
raise it above the head. After this, lower the object until it is behind the
head. Repeat this motion for a couple seconds to a minute. Next, lower
the club or similar object until it is resting on the shoulders. Keeping it in
this position, gently lean to the left, then the right. It is recommended to
hold stretches for a couple seconds, but stop immediately if any of these
exercises or stretches are painful or uncomfortable.

All of these things will help maintain, if not improve, your current golf
backswing. Many people find the thought of letting their skills go to waste
unthinkable and so have created several ways to practice. These vary
from standing in position for several seconds a week to practicing several
different grips. No matter what you do to use your skills in the off-season,
it can often improve pre-existing skills. Even the most advanced of
athletes consider practice and stretching useful tools easily added to their
daily routine.

If you want to learn some great downswing tips or chipping golf tips to
improve your swing, then check out our website.
Article Source: http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Jeremy_Winters
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/5748792

Article #3
Golf Downswing Tips
By Andre Neuman

The downswing in golf is absolutely and without doubt the most important
move in golf. It doesn`t matter what precedes it. If the downswing is not
right, it doesn`t matter how good your grip is or how perfect your
alignment is or how flawless your backswing is. If your downswing is
wrong, everything else is wasted. Everything we do before we commence
the downswing (the grip, the stance, alignment, takeaway, backswing) is
preparation for enabling us to make the golf swing as perfect a golf swing
as possible.
The most common mistake golfers make is to initiate the downswing with
the arms or shoulders. What this usually creates is an out to in motion,
which causes us to swing across the intended target line. To compensate
for this, we have to open up the club face to allow the ball to get back on
target, which creates side spin which creates that destructive slice. If like
me your natural swing is a fade/slice you will know how difficult things
can get when playing into a head wind or a left to right wind. The other
problem this can cause is if we do NOT open the club face to compensate.
Result. A pull shot to the left .
The downswing should be the very natural result of everything that
precedes it. It should start form the ground up. The first movement
should be made with the legs. Once we are in that perfect position at the
top of the swing, the downswing should commence.
Golf Tip #1 A good trigger motion is to move the right knee towards the
left knee and plant the left foot flat on the ground. Planting that left foot
begins the process of your body uncoiling and your weight will begin to
shift to the left side.
Golf Tip #2 Practice this trigger motion without a ball. Rehearse that
feeling of moving the right knee and planting the left foot flat on the
ground. Repeat it until it becomes natural, until you don`t have to think
about it.

What you will achieve here is to leave the upper body behind. i.e the
lower body has moved but the upper body has not yet begun the
downswing in golf. This feeling is what is called the coil and this is where
all your power comes from.
The body should then follow naturally to complete the swing. Be relaxed.
Let the swing flow. Try only to have one swing thought. Too may golf
drills and swing thoughts in your head at any one time will only make
things more difficult. Master this one aspect of the swing and then we can
work on improving other aspects of the golf swing at a later stage.
Be aware that there is much more to the perfect golf swing than just the
downswing in golf but mastering the perfect downswing will greatly
improve your game and improve your chances of getting that handicap
tumbling downwards.
About the Author
If you are interested about improving your golf game you should visit
Andre`s website about golf downswing tips.

Article #4
One Plane Swing Tips Straight
From Jim Hardy

Jim Hardy is one of the world's premier golf instructors. "Golf Digest" puts
him at number seven on their list of global golf teachers, so his opinion on
golf deserves respect. He's also the purveyor of the one plane swing, a
type of swing that has been used by golfers for years without anyone ever
articulating just what makes it so effective. Jim Hardy realized that most
golfers swing using one of two methods: the one plane swing or the two
plane swing. Thanks to his knowledge and advice, hundreds of
professionals and thousands of amateurs have improved their golf swing
and catapulted their games to heights previously unseen.

Like all good teachers, Jim Hardy doesn't hide his knowledge; he doles it
out to those who would listen. Here are a couple of key bits of one plane
swing information - tips, tricks, and random advice from the man himself
- that might help any golfer.

One plane swing users might want to try the "magic starting move."
Instead of pulling hard with the left hand on the downswing and
potentially causing the club to flatten and fall behind you, Jim Hardy
suggests starting the downswing by letting your right arm drop straight
down and your left forearm rotate toward the ground. This allows you to
maintain the same one plane swing, it keeps your arms feeling "short"
against your body, and you will generate more clean, accurate power on
your downswing.

Jim Hardy suggests that golfers never pull too hard with their left arm on
the downswing, because doing so will flatten the club and result in
nothing but hooks, slices, and bad shots. This is especially poignant for
one plane swing users.

Also, keep in mind that the right arm is in charge throughout the one
plane swing. At the beginning of the downswing, keep your elbow up and
to the side, but allow the right forearm to drop, keeping your arms tight
against your chest. From this position, generating more explosive power
with your right hand becomes a lot easier.
By: Evan Perry
Article Directory: http://www.articledashboard.com
Paul Waltson is a freelance writer from Los Angeles who also enjoys
weekends golfing. If you have questions or need more information
regarding Golf Techniques, please visit PlaneTruthForGolfers.com.

Article #5
How to Perform the Perfect Golf Downswing
By Michelle Lewis

Being able to execute a good downswing is one of the most gratifying
skills for any golfer. This is due to the fact that the entire golf swing
motion hinges mostly on this single move, and thus a bad downswing
ruins the whole motion 95% of the time. Learning how to perform a good
downswing therefore, is crucial to improve one's game. This is done by
identifying and correcting the common mistakes that one makes during
this move.
There are three problems that commonly contribute to make a bad
downswing. The first one is rotating the hips without shifting the weight
to the side. The second one is turning the right shoulder high towards the
ball as the rotating motion is taking place. And the third one is trying to
move the club head or slowing the hands in an effort to gain more
control. These three problems cause the ball to be hit too soon, and from
the outside going in, limiting the driving distance and hooking or slicing
the ball in the process.
Therefore, to perform a better golf downswing, the first thing to learn is
to move the hips laterally and not simply rotate it. This is to prevent the
shoulders from turning excessively, and making the club hit the ball from
the outside going in. Of course, one has to allow for some turning
movement of the hips, but the key point is to get them going laterally in
the transition, as you swing down. They will then move naturally to the
right extent without needing much thought.
The next thing to learn is to keep the head to the back of the ball as the
hips move laterally. This is because the head helps maintain the tension
of the swing, and moving it forward along with the hips causes some of
the tension, that was built up during the backswing, to be lost. Keeping
this in mind during the transition, the head should naturally hang back
and even drop a little during the downswing, preserving the tension and
transferring more power to the ball.
The third thing to learn is not to move the club as it goes down. To do
this, imagine the arms and hands as being one piece of metal that is
fused to the club. Then this metal should be allowed to drop like a dead

weight from the backswing, as soon as the hips begin to move to the left,
until it passes the hips, at which point the arms naturally swing more and
hits the ball. This motion helps preserve what is known as the eternal
triangle, or the imaginary shape which the club, arms and shoulder forms
during the transition.
And that should do it. But knowing all these things will have no value
unless practiced. So go out and play, keeping in mind the pointers above,
and soon you should be executing that downswing like a pro.
About the Author
Visit Golf Downswing site to get more information on how to improve your
golf swing.

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