01 Jan Golfing Tips
Utilizing the Top 4 Fundamental Golfing Tips
Golf is a gentleman’s game, but it can be difficult to act like a gentleman when your golf swing routinely inspires a volcanic release of swear words. There is much to love about golf. Feeling like a hacker or actually being one, however, can be downright discouraging. It’s absolutely possible to nail down fundamentals that will improve your swing. The following are basics that can save your golf clubs from being snapped in two after one bad swing too many. The top 4 golfing tips are for right-handers and should be done in an opposite manner for left-handers.
Hold the golf club correctly
Duplicate the natural position of your hands when they are hanging at your side, as you grasp the club. Lightly hold the club with your left hand, with thumb pointing down. The knuckles of your index and middle fingers should be easily visible. Between your thumb and index finger, the “V” should point toward your rear shoulder (not your chin). Maintain the neutral position as you place your right hand below the left.
Correctly grip the golf club
Control of your swing begins with the grip. There are three basic grips on a golf club:
- The interlocking grip is the most common for people with smaller hands, weak wrists, or less powerful forearms. Literally lock the hands together, with the pinkie finger of the right hand around the index finger of the left.
- The Vardon grip is achieved with overlapping. The right pinkie finger fits between the left hand’s index and middle finger. This is probably the swing most commonly used.
- The ten-finger or baseball grip is used by beginners, players with small hands, and those with joint pain. Lock the right pinkie finger close against the index finger of the left.
The correct stance
Take the proper stance, to improve your swing and avoid the embarrassment of missing the ball or spinning around with force that throws you off balance. The following tips will help you with your stance:
- Align yourself as though your body and the tee box are on each size of a railroad track that runs in a straight shot from tee box to pin.
- Place your feet shoulder-width apart and balance your weight on the balls of your feet.
- Slightly flex your knees, keep your spine straight, and bend at the hips. Keep your body relaxed, not stiff.
- Also relax your grip. Secure the club without gripping too tightly.
Perfect the swing
With the stance and grip covered, there is the more complicated matter of the golf swing. This is what it all comes down to. The following are foundational tips on a subject that easily demands its own volume:
On a two-part golf swing, first is the backswing during which your shoulders should pivot toward the spine while shifting your weight to the ball of your back foot and hinging your left arm to an L-shaped angle.
Secondly, on the downswing, smoothly and in one balanced movement, release the left arm from the 90-degree angle toward the target while shifting your weight to your front foot.
Much more can be said about improving your golf swing, and that’s why professional golf instructors have tremendous job security. Every golf lover knows it’s worth it to learn the disciplines of achieving an accurate golf swing. These foundational golfing tips can both set you on the right track and improve your language on the golf course.
See you on the Ironhorse Country Club Golf Course showing off your top 4 fundamental Golfing Tips!