Develop A Super Golf Swing The Easy Way

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When you're playing golf badly it isn't a lot of fun. You need great hand-eye coordination, balance, athletic ability and creativity to play golf. You may receive all the greatest golf tips in the world, take countless lessons and get superior instruction and still may not be able to gain consistency.
If you've hit with your golf driver perfectly once, you can do it every time; the subconscious mind knows the correct number and sequence of muscle contractions and nerve impulses needed, called muscle memory. Concentrate totally on your game and you'll get the best score. Always be aware the mental aspect of the game contributes one way or another to the difficulty of the golf swing.
Swing slowly and steadily using a nice rhythm. At the end of a backswing the hands are above the right shoulder, with the golf club pointing more or less in the intended direction of ball flight. Accomplished golfers purposely use sidespin to steer their ball around obstacles or towards the safe side of fairways and greens.
Sidespin occurs when the clubface is not aligned perpendicularly to the plane of swing. As the body matures, the ability to rotate the upper torso is affected by age, and the hand action can also slow down requiring a slightly stronger grip. Ask your golf pro to evaluate your posture while swinging.
Pick out a spot on the course, preferably the green of the fairway, and concentrate on hitting the ball to that spot. At the end of a swing, the weight has shifted almost entirely to the left foot, the body is fully turned to the left and the hands are above the left shoulder with the club hanging down over the players' back. Use the muscles in your legs and trunk when you swing. [Read more...]

The Golf Grip – How This Simple Fundamental Of The Golf Swing Can Impact Your Game

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The Golf Grip - How This Simple Fundamental Of The Golf Swing Can Impact Your Game
By Michael Kosmala

One aspect of the golf game that is often overlooked by beginner-intermediate golfers is the golf grip. Mismanagement of grip tension, how loose or tight you grip the club, and hand position could throw off ones entire swing. Having an incorrect golf grip can significantly decrease a golfer's power and accuracy. And for the advanced golfer, it can hamper their ability to shape shots.

There are two basic types of grips that are universally accepted: interlocking and overlapping. The interlocking is where the golfer slides his left index finger between the ring and pinkie fingers of the right hand. The overlapping grip occurs when the golfer lays his left index finger on top of his right pinkie or on top of the notch between his pinkie and ring fingers. [Read more...]

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