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Powerful Golf Swing Instructions
5 EASY TO UNDERSTAND GOLF SWING ARTICLES
Written by: Jim DeLarme
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Easily get out of Green side Bunkers
By: Jim DeLarme
The easiest way is to pick it up and throw it out however the rules do not allow us this easy
I have seen people pick up the ball and toss it on the green after leaving it in the bunker
Greenside bunker shots do not have to be this hard.
I know the professionals make it look easy and it is for them but we are talking about the
average player who plays maybe once a week and has no chance to practice during the week.
These players need a tried and true way of getting out of these bunkers every time.
Can this really happen?
Yes, definitely yes, is the answer.
This technique is the basic way to get out of greenside bunkers.
Just as in life the basics must be learned first before beginning any advanced techniques.
If the ball is not buried or in some crazy awkward lie you can get it out and on the green easily
following the technique outlined below.
Remember that this shot is just like a pitch shot the only difference is that the ball position is
moved forward in your stance about 1 inch.
Dig your feet into the sand just enough not to have your feet slide.
Take aim at the sand 1 inch behind the ball.
(You are not trying to hit the golf ball, you are trying to hit the sand.)
Take the club back using your shoulders like all other shots and begin to bend your wrists right
away. When you reach the half-way point of your backswing, stop your swing.
(This is when the club is pointing toward the sky.)
From this point snap the club head toward the sand using your wrists.
After having hit the sand follow through just like a pitch shot and finish about half way to the
(This is when the club is again pointing toward the sky.)
That is all there is to it, sounds simple, right. Well it is. Do not complicate this basic system. Do
not try to get it close to the hole. This strategy is for accomplished players. Just try to get it on
the green and have an opportunity to putt the ball. This swing creates one distance and one
distance only. Do not try to change the swing for different distances. Distance control is achieve
by using different wedge lofts for the different distances. I recommend the use of 4 wedges in
your bag because most people lose a majority of their shots around the green and this 4 wedge
system will help them shave some shots off of their score.
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Hitting the golf ball Longer
By: Jim DeLarme
Almost everyone wants to hit the golf ball longer. Some of the long hitters would give up some
distance to achieve a measure of accuracy. They too need distance to be able to achieve lower
scores. The vast majority of average golfers continually search for ways to improve their
distance. This desire intensifies if one of their regular playing partners begins to hit the golf ball
longer. If this happens a litany of questions begin.
Some of the questions are:
Did you get a new driver?
What kind of ball are you using?
Did you get a lesson?
All are good questions however to better improve your chances for a longer drive you must be
fitted for the driver that best suits your style of play and the speed of your swing.
Once you have obtained the proper equipment the next question to be answered is what type
of golf ball will give you the greatest distance. If you are going for distance only a ball that
creates a low amount of spin will give you the most distance. It will also have less side spin
mitigating hooks or slices.
In order to get the best out of these pieces of equipment and in order to achieve consistent
longer drives tempo is your best friend. Trying to swing with all of your might will never create
consistent longer drives. All of us have different tempos and each tempo can create longer
drives. The key is to find yours and to repeat it on every shot not just the drives. Meeting the
ball squarely will always get you longer distance and this can only be achieved when you are
able to repeat the same swing over and over again.
Good tempo will help to you to achieve this goal.
If you have not gotten as much distance as you would like a lesson from a qualified P.G.A.
Professional definitely will help.
The next best option is to get a golf instruction book that offers the basics of the game in a
simple to understand format.
That book is Golf the Journey “A Book of Living & Learning” by Jim DeLarme.
Putting from off of the green
By: Jim DeLarme
Most golfers do not chip the golf ball very well. Some golfers confuse the difference between
chipping and pitching. The difference is basically distance from the green.
Chipping is used when the ball lies within 10 feet of the green.
Pitching can be used when outside of this distance.
This is my generic definition of the two different shots however chipping can be used when
farther from the green if no obstacles are in the way such as a bunker. If you become proficient
with both chipping and pitching you will rarely use your putter from off of the green.
However I have found that most golfers do not have a sound technique for either of the two
shots. Therefore I recommend the use of the putter when close to the green. It is very hard to
chunk the ball short or to scull the ball across the green when using a putter.
When using the putter from off of the green I recommend the use of a wider stance. This
creates more stability.
I also recommend that the ball be placed slightly back in the stance to promote better contact
with the ball.
The tempo should be the same as when you are putting on the green however the backswing
should be longer because the ball will be traveling over longer grass slowing down its forward
Keep in mind that when hitting from the fringe the ball will bounce a bit and may affect the
direction of the ball. (This why I recommend chipping the ball when off of the green whenever
Do not use the putter when more than 3 or 4 feet from the edge of the green unless you are in
a position where the grass is very short and continues that way into the fairway.
I hope this helps and gives some insights into when to use the putter from off of the green.
In order to learn the basics of chipping and pitching using a simple and understandable format
buy the book Golf the Journey “A Book of Living & Learning” by Jim DeLarme.
Ways to beat the Yips
By: Jim DeLarme
Have you ever played with a person who has the yips? It is a sad sight and may affect your
thoughts when playing with them. I have seen some players yip their chips as well. Chipping
yips are rare however it is a true reflection of what can happen when people’s nerves do not
allow them to take a normal stroke at the ball.
I believe that fear is at the center of all players yip problems. What is the fear? What could
possibly make a player shake so much that they can barely take the club back without shaking?
The answer, I believe, comes from the past. When a player misses putts from very short
distances multiple times it shakes his confidence as well as his or her hands.
This mental image resurfaces when the player gets ready to attempt a short putt and affects
their nerves. The fear of missing a short putt again affects the stroke that they are trying to
make. If missing short putts continues for a long period of time any confidence that they may
have had drains out of their bodies. They begin to believe that they are a bad putter and resign
themselves to a life of poor putting. When their mindset changes so too does their putting.
What they think does actually happen. A habit of bad putting and nervousness when
confronted with a short putt creates the shakiness called the yips.
We all know that it can be very hard to break bad habits and the habit of bad putting along with
the yips is very hard to break. Some people just give up and take up another sport and that is
sad for golf is a great game that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.
We all know that no one is perfect and that no one can make every putt. It is how we deal with
the fact that missing putts is just as much a part of the game as making them. Being a good
putter is only a matter of belief.
The way I believe to break this mental bad habit is to replace the negative thoughts in the
players mind with a positive affirmation each time the player steps up to putt.
After having chosen the line of the putt the player should repeat these affirmations (in the mind
not out loud) as they step up to the putt; I am a good putter, I always make a good stroke.
Immediately after the word stroke the player should move the putter away from the ball giving
no time for any other thought in the mind except, I always make a good stroke.
Habits are not broken overnight and this routine should never end even when the player once
again becomes a good putter.
Never abandon good habits when they bring good results.
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Golf the Journey “A Book of Living & Learning” by Jim DeLarme
The Mental Game
By: Jim DeLarme
This part of the game is the most neglected aspect of playing the game of golf. Most players
learn how to hit the ball before even attempting to learn the mental aspects of playing golf.
This I believe is a mistake. Players should learn the basics of the mental game as well as the
basics of the golf swing. These aspects of the game work together to make a better player and a
player that can enjoy golf for what it is, a game.
In general most players of any sport are a competitive group and as such want to play their
game of choice well. When not improving at the pace that a player expects, frustration comes
into play along with a hint of anger. These emotions come into play when a goal that they have
set for themselves eludes them.
When these two emotions come together on the course sparks can fly as well as golf clubs.
I have been in the company of such players over the years however I have never allowed
myself in their company for a second time unless they have agreed not to perform these
actions in my presence again.
Always remember that you are usually not the only one playing in a group and the other
players may be having a great day until you show your ugly side.
In order to improve your thought processes on the course a plan of action is needed. Wild and
uncontrollable outbursts both in life and the golf course will get you nowhere. No one wants to
be around someone who cannot control their emotions or who constantly shows the bad side
of their personality on a regular basis.
As I mentioned in “Ways to beat the Yips” that missing putts is just as much a part of the game
as making them, mental weaknesses are just a part of the game as well. We must always keep
in mind that the goal in all things in life, including golf, is to constantly improve our abilities to
handle whatever life sends us in a constructive and positive way.
On the golf course a pre-swing routine helps to control our thought processes and funnel them
in a positive and constructive way. I recommend that you write down your routine and follow it
to the letter each and every time that you get ready to move the ball forward on the course.
Give yourself your own affirmations to recite in your mind when things do not fall in your favor.
Here are some examples to get you started:
I will overcome my anger by taking a deep breath.
I will forget what has happen in the past.
I will look forward to my next shot.
The ability to achieve the goal of constantly improving our abilities in a constructive and
positive way is in your hands and can only be attained through consistent and persistent
The basics of a good mental game can be found in the book
Golf the Journey “A Book of Living & Learning by Jim DeLarme
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