Golf Tips - Swing Tips, Playing Tips, Practice Tips
Golf Tips - Work On Your Game with These Golf Tips for More
Pre Round Tip
Stretching before the first tee should be dynamic, or movement oriented.
This is the best way to prepare your body from a neuromuscular
Swing Training Tip
For effective golf, the club has to be pulled, not thrown from the top of
All top players create this pulling action by unwinding the downswing from
the feet upwards; most poor players destroy it by throwing the club at the
ball with the upper body before the lower body can get into the act.
Throwing the club at the ball from the top of the swing with the upper
body destroys the width and path of the swing arc and the approach angle.
It is one possible cause of the slice, loss of distance and many other
related faults. After a time it becomes as much a psychological problem to break
as one of technique.
Proper golf swing practice can break that psychological barrier and
positively promote the feel of correct swing mechanics. When the club is
swung with one hand only (i.e. the trailing arm), the upper body is
naturally held back at the start of the down swing allowing the lower body
to lead and create the all important initial width.
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Avoid the Sloppy Swing
The infusion of perimeter-weighted clubs into the market has been a boon
for all golfers. Miss the sweetspot and these forgiving clubs will still
produce a pretty good result. In contrast, wooden woods and blade-style
irons are not very forgiving: Mishit the ball even slightly and you'll see
a noticeable loss of distance, direction, and trajectory.
Because of this difference in performance, many players, even Tour pros,
have made the switch to perimeter-weighted woods and irons. If you're
among them, be sure you don't get sloppy. Because the quality of contact
with perimeter-weighted clubs doesn't have to be quite so precise, there's
a tendency to downplay the importance of making solid contact, and that
can lead to sloppiness, swinging too hard, poor clubhead path, swaying,
and so on. Never forget about the quality of your swing.
To help instill this concern, take a wooden driver and blade 5-iron every
time you go to the practice range and spend a few minutes hitting each.
This should help keep your swing honed and your focus on making solid,
square contact with every club.
Clubhead Speed and Distance
Distance ... pure distance. You want it, you need it, and you don't know
how to get it. Tiger Woods has it and plenty of it. Jack Nicklaus was one
of the longest of his time and played a game that most were unfamiliar
with, frequently disabling his opponents with monster drives. Perhaps
there is a direct correlation between driving distance, earnings
potential, and career accomplishments. Whether you are a weekend golfer or
seasoned amateur in search of more power, please inspect your game for
some of the following hot spots to maximize your energy and efforts.
Equipment research and space technology have continued to develop and
enhance the chance for all golfers to hit the ball further than ever.
Throwing money at the game by purchasing the latest and greatest equipment
is one direction most golfers travel at one point, usually in desperation.
Taking a golf lesson from a PGA Professional would be less frustrating and
would be a better investment of your money and certainly your time,
especially if you are constantly surfing the Web for prices. Everybody
needs to play a golf ball, so the one affordable recommendation in
equipment I would pass along is to use the correct ball for your game. Try
one of these new solid core balls that Tour players are praising or, if
you haven't heard yet, test-drive the new Precept Lady (for you male
golfers if you are man enough.).
If you feel you are still missing out on those precious extra yards or
think that you deserve a few more bounces down the middle from that $500,
45" titanium ball launcher, then annually review the following facts.
Adding distance to your game requires observing a few basic fundamentals
that improve your chances. When evaluating a student's game,
look for strengths and weaknesses in the armor that might lead to
failure under pressure. Checking hand strength, club length,
driver clubhead speed and shaft frequency allows us to get the cold hard
facts and an understanding of potential mismatches. Any "weak spots"
discovered will show up worse if you start without inspecting these
To achieve maximum clubhead speed and efficient energy transfer to the
ball, make sure to incorporate these key ingredients into your practice
Square Club Face, Square Swing Path
At impact there is no substitute for a clubface that is square to the
target, and a square swing path. Face angle at impact can directly
influence, faster or slower, a golf ball's initial velocity. Couple proper
face angle with a correct swing path and you will gain serious bonus miles
per hour of ball speed. Use a computerized system to
measure and monitor the relationship between club head speed to ball
speed, recently coined the smash factor. Open clubfaces and an out-to-in
path will cause glancing blows that decrease the distance a ball will
Hit the Sweet Spot
Aside from an assortment of club lengths, weights, lofts, and shaft flexes
that assist in maximizing your length, the next most important criteria
for distance is centeredness of contact. Hitting the ball in the sweet
spot, a challenge for most, will create better control of the ball flight
and improve your distance. Try using some impact tape on your clubface if
you are curious about how regularly you contact the center of the club.
Another weak spot found at impact in most amateur's swings is the
inability to get their shafts to lean toward the target as they strike the
ball. Trapping or pinching the ball will naturally deloft a club,
effectively giving you more smash factor. Making sure that your hands win
the race to impact before the club head is critical and common in all good
Combine Power and Control
In order to achieve these classic fundamentals and increase your distance,
make sure to check your swing mechanics regularly. To attain higher
clubhead speed, proper setup is mandatory to maximize your efforts. Once
the swing is in motion, make sure to shift your weight properly, keep your
swing arc as wide as possible, and accelerate through the ball using body
rotation. The Pirelli Tires company has a slogan that says, "Power is
nothing without control". This also holds true for the golf swing. All the
speed you gain will only be useful if you can keep the ball in play.
Proper Weight Shift
Monitor a proper weight shift by primarily using your upper body as the
engine of the backswing to load up energy into your rear leg. Having a
low, one-piece takeaway promotes a wider swing arc and actually gives you
a head start in the direction of your weight shift. Most short hitters
snatch the club head up early in the backswing, causing their arms to fold
inward to their chest, decreasing their swing radius and eliminating a
proper weight shift. Try to use a video system to keep working on the
backswing moves until you can make clean crisp contact.
After creating a good coil of your torso (X-factor) in the backswing, it
is important to use your lower body as the engine of the downswing. The
hips and shoulders can rarely be too open at impact, so start cranking up
your rotation speeds and driving your weight back toward the target
simultaneously. Testing the biomechanics of over 200
Tour Players including their rotation speeds through impact and have
discovered that professionals on average turn 28% faster than the amateurs
we teach. Sometimes equipment will help, but a golfer must also give it a
good rip if they expect to gain yardage. So if you want to increase your
clubhead speed and overall distance then quit being so nice to the ball
and pull a Nike -- "Just Do It".
Problems with driving the golf ball ? Slicing ? Want to draw the ball? How
do you fix this - permanently?
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