Secrets To A Perfect Golf Swing That Will Work For Years
Every golf swing is unique, and while there are many ways to strike the ball as long as your methods fall within the rules of golf, the objective remains the same – to hit the ball straight and end up in the hole. So, before heading off the first tee, it may be advised to take a quick trip to our range. From there, any needed swing adjustments can be made. As you make the trip to the range, be sure to keep a few tips in mind that can keep the ball, as well as spending less time on the greens. Lets explore the secrets to a perfect golf swing.
Stance and balance
A good swing starts with posture and balance, with your feet and legs positioned in a comfortable position. Keeping shoulders and knees in the same line, the body should be slightly bent forward to address the ball. Maintaining balance throughout the swing and the follow-through is necessary.
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Line up the Shot
Keep in mind that it is more accurate to place a club along your heels to line up your shot than your toes, as many golfers do. When setting up, there is a tendency to flare your feet, and gauging your shot this way can cause an inaccurate alignment.
The Takeaway and Downswing
Keeping the club-head along the target line along the swing plane and always facing the ball is essential for a solid takeaway, being sure not to over-swing – taking the back-swing “past parallel” and losing control will cause your instructor to cringe every time. The downswing should be in the same rhythm as the takeaway, again keeping the swing in control and not trying to over-hit the ball.
Impact and the Follow Through
After impact, keeping your front arm straight and in line with the ball, it is essential to shift your weight to your front foot, following through and completing the swing with the “pose.” Many teaching professionals will tell you that while this seems like a “silly” thing to do, it is actually one of the most critical facets of the golf swing.
Choosing a Club
While on the range, try out the different clubs in your bag like an ultra golf club. Remember, each club is designed with a specific loft, and learning the distances you’ll naturally be able to hit each of your clubs will help when you’re out on the course. Don’t fight it and try to do more than you can, that’s why they make the next club up!
When you’re on the tee box, be sure to use a club you’re comfortable with. Remember, keeping it straight is the objective, even if it costs you a few yards. Often even the best golfers will opt for that 3-wood over their driver when the fairway is a little tight.
The full list of putting advice could go on for quite a while, but there are a couple of essential tips that can keep your time on the green limit.
First off, take the time to find the line. Stand behind the ball for a minute, as well as walk around to the other side of the hole to try and gauge the contour of the green. Secondly, once you’ve found that line, choose a point about 2-3 feet in front of the ball to aim, essentially shorting the distance to your target. If you hit that mark, and you’ve read the putt correctly, it should carry on through to the hole.
Getting out of the Sand
For most golfers, playing out of the sand is their worst nightmare. The best tip when in a bunker, is to attempt to hit the spot in front of the ball and the surrounding sand to “blast” the ball from where it lies. When practicing this, take your finger and draw a ring around the ball, creating a “fried egg” look, and work on hitting that area of sand with the club.
Know the Rules
In addition to the general rules of golf, be sure to learn the rules of the course you’re playing. Be sure to know the difference between the lateral and regular hazards as well as the location of the out-of-bounds areas and the resulting penalties that result from that occasional mis-hit.