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Golf Tips For The Beginner

Aug 17, 2007
Golfing success begins with mastering the golf basics, you may not need golf instructors for your golf basics, but you may want them for various reasons. Good golf instructors may help you do just that with good golf tips on golf basics and golf fundamentals. If you play golf with enthusiasm and an open mind, the golf basics you pick up, whether they are from books, videos, or tips from friends, will fall into place without your conscious awareness.

Playing golf is a reflection of intelligence, while learning golf basics is only intellectual. Make a list of all your goals with respect to every aspect of golf basics and golf fundamentals you wish to improve, while believing they are achievable.

Golf Swing Tips

The goal of club manufacturers is to create golf clubs, within the rules of golf, that maximize the physics of the golf swing while allowing for a range of swing error to provide an accurate, long, yet forgiving shot. The smaller the arc of the swing, the less speed the golf club will have when it strikes the ball and the less distance the ball will travel.

If while you are playing and your ball is lying in a bunker or a water hazard, you should not in any way touch the ground of the bunker or the water before you do your downswing. In order to build a good golf swing, one that will stand the test of time and grow, you must first build a solid foundation.

Much in the same way a foundation supports a house, a fundamentally correct grip, posture, stance, alignment and ball position support your swing. Make your swing become second nature to you, such that you can focus on your target, not your swing. Jack Nicklaus is a great believer in a simple and natural swing.

You swing to your target without undue concern of how to hit the ball exactly right and should always be natural and spontaneous, just like you type on the keyboard without looking. Just let yourself swing freely, trusting that you have made the right choice of clubs and shot.

One of the biggest challenges for beginning golfers and an area of constant attention for low handicap golfers as well as professionals is consistency in their swing. For someone just beginning to learn and apply the mechanics of the golf swing, one of the most important concepts to get on the right track with is to learn that the golf swing is a rotation of the shoulders and the hips not the forearms and hands.

In short, when learning the basic golf swing, learn to turn. This allows your left shoulder to pass slightly under your chin, for right handed golfers.

Golf Ball Trivia

Balls will roll more true on bent grasses and the break will be caused by the slope of the land. Some golfers use the same type and brand of golf ball, if in case your ball is placed among these bunch, you will have difficulty knowing which is which. As you address your ball and look down, you should only see two knuckles of your left hand.

Two piece golf balls are the best for most golfers, because they give the player maximum distance with the least amount of curvature, so the player can keep the ball in play. To better align yourself at your target, always line the club face with the ball at your target before taking your stance, picking a point along the target line at which to aim the club and ball.

To get the advantage of maximum distance and a ball with a high spin rate and soft feel, try one of the new or double cover balls like Top Flite Strata or Maxfli Revolution. A focused body and mind enable your eyes to signal you where the ball needs to go. You hit the ball only when you are focused at that right moment, not while you are being distracted.

Get A Grip

You can test out different types of clubs, determine which club length is best for you, get to know the different types of grips available and learn the difference between graphite and steel shafts. Grip the club with your fingers rather than your hands. A golf club has three components, the head, the shaft and the grip.

The position of your club face is greatly influenced by your grip. Stop trying to correct your golf swing by constantly hitting ball after ball trying to make every physical adjustment known to man within your golf swing itself and begin by using a fundamentally sound grip.
About the Author
John Whelan is a Freelance Writer and Golf enthusiast whose articles and product reviews help inform the consumer. Read his review on the just released Golf Beginner Guide
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