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Golf Swing Basics: Be A Great Golfer Now!

By Aydin Z. Dodich

Golf swing basics are the most important thing to learn in order to enjoy playing golf. You can bring yourself from golfing beginner to golfing amateur, and eventually golfing professional by learning the fundamental swinging techniques that professional golfers are using.

First of all, our grip determines how the ball is going to react for you. You will slice your shot in most cases if your grip on the club handle is light and loose. Then again, you are almost always going to hook your shot if your hold is too firm. It is imperative that you uncover your balance on the club handle grip problem.

This is going to take some time and practice, but when you do finally find you sweet spot, you will be able to remember it from that point on in order to improve your game significantly. As a point of reference you should know that the left hand is the top hand if you are right handed, and if you are left handed then your top hand is your right one.

As soon as you have mastered your grip, you have to work on teeing off. Your concentration will truly be tested at this moment. You need to learn how to block out every potential distraction so that you can focus on where you want the ball to go. Take a few moments before you hit the ball and draw a mental picture of where you want the ball to go, and you will notice an advancement in your hits.

Backswing and downswing essentials have caused a lot of bewilderment among new players. The downswing is meant to create the momentum of the club and the power behind the ball. You achieve this by swinging your arms in one single, fluid motion. You need to fight the desire to make the swing with your hands or wrists because this is an arm motion.

The behind the backswing notion is completely different. Although the backswing is much slower than the downswing, it should not be any less powerful and should complete trhe downswing. You should also remember that your downswing should be faster than you’re your backswing by around 25 percent and 30 percent.

Your backswing motion should have your left shoulder and your hips in correct alignment, especially as you transfer your weight to the right. This motion is going to be the opposite, though, for left-handed players. If you practice this motion then it will become natural to you over time.

If you have conclusively understood every of the golf swing basics above, then it is time to to test yourself at the nearest driving range. You might want to bring along a friend who knows golf, because the actuality about the game might be a tad dissimilar.

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Dodich, Aydin Z. "Golf Swing Basics: Be A Great Golfer Now!." Golf Swing Basics: Be A Great Golfer Now!. 22 Jun. 2010. 18 Aug 2014 <>.

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