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Who Else Wants Golf Beginner Free Tips?

Oct 12, 2007
If only learning golf could somehow be different than all the other disciplined things in life, a strict adherence to the fundamentals or basics will save you a lifetime of frustration through trial and error. In this article I will give you four golf beginner free tips:

First Golf Beginner Free Tips - Posture

Correct posture is the cornerstone of the swing. You will find it almost impossible to create any consistency to your set-up without a correct posture. By studying and practicing your set-up, you will find that your body will naturally begin to engage the right set of muscles in the front of the legs and the lower back, and your chest will be tall. This is a very athletic position in which a golfer can move easily.

There are also two kinds of posture, static and dynamic. Static posture is your posture at address, before the swing. Dynamic posture is your posture during the swing. Most amateur golfers start with poor static posture, making it difficult to swing the club properly or to move correctly. If you start with poor posture, you are probably not in balance and are likely to move around a great deal during the swing. Too much head movement is usually the result of poor posture at address. The old comment, You lifted your head, is one we hear all the time. But it is better to think about good posture than simply keeping your head still. Beginning with good static posture gives you a greater chance of having good dynamic posture.

Second Golf Beginner Free Tips - Grip

A correct golf grip is important because it is your only connection to the club. The grip is consistently misunderstood simply because most golfers do not understand the role that the hands should play in the golf swing. The hands should remain quiet throughout the swing and especially through the impact area. In order for the hands to do this, they must be positioned properly on the club, most amateur players feel as though they do not have any control and it is likely why so many of them try to grip it more in their palms or in the middle of their hands.

Most players would be much better off using a 10-finger or so-called baseball grip. This is simply much easier to learn and to repeat properly. One of the oldest teaching aids instructors have used in order to teach the feeling of a correct golf grip is to have a student grip a yardstick. By gripping a yardstick, students automatically place the club into the fingers properly instead of into the palms.

Third Golf Beginner Free Tips - Driving

There is not a beginner anywhere who would not want to hit their driver better. A great drive will set up the hole perfectly and is also very gratifying. Here are a couple of tips to improve your set-up position when hitting your driver. First of all, make sure that at least 60 percent of your weight is on your back foot at address. Second make sure that the end of your club's grip points at the middle of your body.

The reason you would like to have the grip pointing that way is that it helps promote the sweeping action necessary for a driver swing, allowing you to hit up on the ball. If the end of the grip is not pointing at the middle of your body, you may be prone to press forward with your hands. That causes more of a chopping action with the driver - you have seen the divots on par 5 tee boxes - as opposed to the preferable sweeping action.

Forth Golf Beginner Free Tips - Swing keys

There are two swing keys that will help you to hit your driver long and true. First of all, make a full turn on your back swing, turning your back to the target and coiling into your back leg. This will help you to achieve maximum torque, helping to store the power you are about to unleash on the ball. Second, make sure that on the downswing, your head is behind the ball. This is especially important at impact. You simply will not find a good driver who has their head ahead of the ball at impact.
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