If you are new to golf and trying to find some useful and easy to understand tips to improve your game, I think I can help. I started several years ago, and very early I became frustrated with the lack of real beginner information that was available. I hope some of these tips will help.
First, you need to make sure your grip is correct. You have probably seen or read a lot on this subject. Most can be confusing. I prefer the overlapped index-pinky finger approach. There is also a wrap around grip, but if you don’t have crazy long fingers, this will never feel right. The only other thing to remember about the grip is that the club should rest in the fingers of the left hand, not the palm. If you do both of these, your grip should be just fine.
The next golf tip is concerning your setup. You want your shoulders directly over your feet with a slight bend in the knees. If it feels like you are in a weird position you are probably doing it wrong, it should feel comfortable and be a very relaxed stance. You should feel balanced in this position. You don’t want to be on the balls or the heels of your feet. Somewhere in the middle.
Ball position is argued all the time, but for beginners, the easiest way to start is to play the ball from just inside your left heel. Also, this puts you in a great position with your setup. If you look closely at your club in your hand, you should see your club and your arms come together to make the letter Y. Now you are ready to make a swing.
Here we are at your backswing! So much fanfare is made about this, and really, there is not much to it. Move the club away from the ball, not with your hands, but by the beginning of your shoulder rotation. Next, you want to get the club so that it is parallel with the ground and the grip is pointed straight at your target. Once you are in this position, you merely finish your rotation. At the top of the backswing you should feel the enormous tension, and at this point, all you need to do is turn back to your target. I know that sounds simplified, but if you want to hit good balls, this is the way to do it.
Okay so now you have all of the golf tips that should make the game of golf more fun. Let’s face it; it’s no fun if you are no good. One quick thing, remember that tempo is everything. The transition from the backswing to contact is where you will get better, or you won’t. I hope you find some good times in this game.
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