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One of the toughest shots in golf is when the ball lies below your feet. The natural tendency is for the ball to drift to the right. Many players top this shot or really slice it because they don't make the necessary adjustments.
The quality of any golf swing can be measured by the ability to swing the club. This means without control or manipulation. Picturing a child in a playground swing should give you the right idea of this back and forth uninterrupted motion.
Elevation changes add character to golf holes. On an uphill lie the ball will fly higher and shorter as the uphill slope will launch the ball much higher..
From a short chip to a full swing, if the entire ball lies below the top of the grass, you will need to make changes in your set-up and swing. You need to produce more of a steeper swing to get the ball up out of the grass. Two keys that help first place more weight on your lead le
When the wind picks up you want to choose a club that is more than what you would normally choose. Go through your normal pre-shot routine and then swing easy. The windier it gets the easier you should swing. You will quickly find that your golf ball is boring through the win
The foundation of your swing is all about balance. Try these points to improve your foundation you're your set-up try to get the angle between your club shaft and spine near 90 degrees, your arms should hang down vertically so your hands are under your shoulders, and you should be ab
Is your golf bag organized? Having your golf bag organized will help you greatly as you improve your skills. Knowing where each club is within the bag, you will not lose focus on the shot you have planned, while you search for the proper club.
When you are faced with having to lay-up make sure you do the math in order to lay-up to a good distance. Too often you will tend to always hit a 3 wood. The problem is that you generally end up too close to the green to hit a full shot. An example would be if you are 230 yar
Find a full length mirror and follow these simple steps: 1. Soften your knees slightly.
Timing and Rhythm. Quick drill is to say out loud 123--123. 123 on the back swing and 123 on the follow thru. This is a basic timing tempo but the way it works is to say it out loud so you can hear the pace of your arms in unison with your body turn...
Side Hill Lie: 1. Aim towards the high part of the hill as your ball will always favor the opposite direction. 2. Always take practice swings and pay attention to where the club sweeps the grass that will determine the appropriate ball position for the lie.
The most common saying in golf is "keep your head down." The question is, are you actually picking your head up? When you hit a thin shot that dribbles along the ground, it would seem that a player must have picked their head up.
Making a grip change is no easy proposition. The solution is to place your hands in the new position at home while watching TV and practice. You can do this sitting down and swinging the club up and down in line with your trail shoulder.
If you are in a hurry to make your tee time and you only have 5 minutes to get ready, our Colleton River Golf Academy Professionals suggest stretching instead of hitting balls. Asking your body to do something that it may not be ready for on the first tee can be a disaster!
The easiest way to learn the golf swing is to relate it to another learned movement. The golf swing is a rotary movement; it contains a throwing element similar to baseball. For the non athletes, it would be like skipping a pebble.
Find a wooden yardstick and take your grip on the yardstick with the bottom edge in your fingers and thumbs on top. This will enhance you feel for keeping the grip more in the fingers and the palms facing each other which is the correct position they should be in on your club handle.
One of the most common problems in golf is aiming one way and swinging another. The result is always a glancing blow to the ball rather than a solid compressed shot.
For right-handed players the left arm must remain extended from the start of the backswing to the beginning of the follow-through. A good drill to help feel this extension is to make some swings holding the club only in the left hand.
The arms and body must work together in the golf swing. As you start your swing the left arm should swing across your chest and connect the arm to your chest. Once the left arm connects to your chest, the arms pull the body so that you are coiled and wound up at the top of your swing.
Starting with the proper setup is essential to chipping effectiveness. Follow these three simple setup steps to achieve consistent success. Take a stance that aligns you to the target and then (1) put the ball back in your stance, (2) put your weight predominately on the forward fo
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