How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?
Often the problem with a person’s swing is there ability to over-complicate the golf swing tips they have seen before. Because there are so many golf swing tips around these days, people often try to implement them all in one swing, and it’s just not possible.The tips I have outlined below are the key tips that myself and thousands of golfers before you have successfully implemented to improve their swing to the point of consistent distance and accuracy, which is what you want right? Just read on to improve your golf swing.
Tip 1: Choose the correct Golf Club
One of the most helpful tips to remember is that just because you hit a ball harder does not mean it will travel a further distance. In fact, the harder you swing golf clubs at the ball, the more difficult it is to keep the ball in play. First of all, the harder you swing the club at the golf ball, the more off balance your body will be as a result of the harder down swing.
Secondly, you will start to develop an inconsistent swing throughout your round, making it very difficult to maintain and repeat the good swings. To make the game easier, take a four-iron instead of a five-iron or a three-wood instead of a five-wood and so on. By making a nice smooth swing with one extra club, your shots will feel solid and ultimately yield much better results. All you need to remember is that straight is always far.
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Tip 2: It’s not all about your arms
Don’t think about your arms and swinging the golf club backwards. Try to think of the back swing as turning your back to the target. Don’t think of swinging the golf club up into the air. Instead think of just putting the golf club behind your back. It like the backswing is you winding up a spring, before you release.
Tip 3: It’s all about coiling up your body
To perform an efficient back swing, it’s all about coiling up your body while creating muscle tension or torque needed to release a powerful downswing. This perfected, will mean an excellent downswing technique and ultimately will lead to a more accurate direction on the golf ball. Also remember that resistance is created between the turning of the upper body and shoulders and the lesser turning of the hips and lower body.
Tip 4: Don’t be hasty!
For the backswing, you must not be in a hurry. A hurried backswing doesn’t make the downswing any faster. It may in fact be the opposite. You must remember that somewhere at the top of that backswing, you have to stop at the top of the backswing of the golf club and change and go the exact opposite direction into the downswing.
The speed of the backswing should be at a steady rate, not real fast or real slow. The tendency is to go too fast. Any time my golf swing begins to break down; the first correction is usually to slow down your backswing and relax and take your time.
Tip 5: Use the “waiters” arm position
In order to make sure that your right elbow is in the correct position at the top of your backswing, imagine that you are carrying a tray like a waiter would with a drink on it. Your top of the backswing position and the “waiter’s” arm position should be exactly the same.
This will make sure your right elbow is in the correct position and will also make sure that the golf club is swinging on the right swing plane with the proper clubface angle. If you remember this tip while on the golf course, it will mean you are on the way to a perfect golf swing!
Tip 6: Don’t grip the Golf Club too tightly!
We all know that in most exercising activities it pays to hold on very tightly — lifting weights or hanging from a trapeze.
But in golf, you don’t want to grip the club too tightly. Grip pressure is a big factor in your golf swing and one that’s often overlooked. If you grip the club with a death lock, chances are you won’t allow the club to properly release. That not only robs you of power, but it also prevents the club from squaring up at impact, causing all sorts of directional problems.
There are lots of good analogies you can use to help get an idea of the right amount of grip pressure. Holding a baby bird or holding a tube of toothpaste without squeezing out any paste are a couple I like. If you were to try to quantify it on a scale of one to 10,think of 10 as being as tight as you can hold the club and one as just barely hanging onto the club. You want to hold the club with a grip pressure of about four. That will give you a solid connection to the club and still allow you to swing properly.