The physics behind a good golf swing are just mind-boggling. After setting aside the fact the body is required to coil and recoil in methods the body wasn’t planned to do, a golf player goes through the motion of a golf swing in the hopes they can regularly reach a golf ball within a 1/2 inch margin of mistake on a golf club face that determines 4 inches long. That’s asking a lot of science.
Fortunately is that a newbie golf player can learn to use muscle memory training to create a golf swing that delivers constant outcomes on a consistent basis. This can be accomplished with a couple of lessons from knowledgeable pro, lots of practice and a few useful suggestions.
1. Holding a Golf Club – Newbies often have problems with developing a the appropriate placement of the hands on the golf club. The trick is to not fight what the body does naturally. Set your hands at your side, look at the natural angle of your hands with the club resting on your groin area, reach down and grip the club with that specific same angle, putting your 2 thumbs pointing directly down the club on the grip.
2. The Grip – Now that you have the correct hold on the club, you have 3 grips from which to choose.
Varden Grip – Overlap the pinkie finger on your bottom hand in between the index and middle fingers on the top hand
Interlocking Grip – Similar to Varden grip except you lock the pinkie finger with the index finger
Baseball Grip – Hold it like a baseball bat
3. The Stance – relaxed, feet take on width apart, inside shoulder pointed to the target.
4. Basic Swing – On the backswing, you wish to lift the club by rotating your inside must slightly to the within while moving your weight to the toe of your back foot till the club aligns over your head and your back arm is in an L-shape, then recoil into your downswing by releasing your L-shaped arm and shifting your weight to the front foot with a full follow through. Keep your eyes fixated on the back of the ball.
5. Develop a Swing Rhythm – No matter which club you are utilizing, you want to establish a constant mental rhythm in your swing, which will eventually render constant outcomes. This is achieved by practice and more practice.
6. Do not Over-swing – With the proper grip, body positioning, swing and rhythm, you will generate adequate power to send the ball down the fairway. Nothing is achieved by raising back and letting fly with your swing.
The next time you go to the range, you should practice the basics by utilizing these tips and keeping it simple. Once you have your golf swing on solid ground, you will have plenty of time to discover ways to produce more power and precision.
by Leon Edward