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Tips for a Great Golf Swing

Aug 9, 2008
There are several things you need to think about with your golf swing. You should consider the grip, stance, spine, alignment, backswing, top of the swing, forward swing, and the finish.

When you consider the grip of your golf swing it is fundamentally the most important thing. The grip affects many actions in your swing. A bad grip will affect the alignment, ball position, contact, flight, distance, shots, and more. Properly gripping the club is essential.

The posture in your stance is also important. This will affect how you swing the club. If you stand improperly you will be off balance and not have enough power in your swing. When you stand with the proper posture you will have more balance and power in your swing. You should stand straight with your head held high and your spine should be 90 degrees in relation to the ground. When you flex and bend your knees from your hips your spine will be approximately 45 degrees from the ground. That is the perfect angle you should maintain through your swing.

Alignment is important to make contact with the target - the ball. You need to aim correctly at the ball in order for the ball to reach your intended destination. Proper alignment will assure you are not correcting mistakes.

Your backswing needs to be powerful in a swinging motion. You should have your arms properly bent, your knees bent, and your head forward while you bring the club back. Be sure to have the proper fundamentals used in your back swing. The backswing is what starts your swing and if it is wrong then the rest of your swing will be affected also.

The top of the swing is the peak in your backswing. The golf club will be high for a short period and it is critical to the swing. If the position of the top of your swing is not correct the rest of the swing will be affected.

The forward swing is when you bring the club back down from the backswing. This is the moment of truth. The forward swing is fast and with force. You will place the weight on your body on the inside foot of your swing. Your forward swing will deliver contact with the club and the ball. You should hit the ball square and with power.

The finish is your follow through with the club. You will know if the rest of your swing was done appropriately as you watch the ball. You will follow the ball with your head and shoulders.

A proper golf swing is essential if you want to play golf. You need to learn the basic fundamentals of a proper golf swing because it will affect your entire game. Making some simple changes with your golf swing could make a huge difference. Pay attention to your posture, stance, backswing, grip, forward swing, and follow through. This will ensure you play a good round of golf the next time you play.
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