As golfers, we’re always looking for ways to improve our game. Whether it be through equipment upgrades, getting in practice hours, or even just researching the game. With all of the information available on how and where to practice, the fundamentals of your game can get lost in the fold. Occasionally, regardless of the level of golfer you are, it’s important to go back to the basics — the fundamentals — in order to improve your swing.
The good news is: we’ve compiled a list of swing basics to help you improve your swing! By the time you’re done reading this post, hopefully you’ll have a few more tricks to help your game.
Start by resting the club handle in your left hand where your fingers meet your palm. Wrap your fingers around the handle, leaving your thumb on top, pointing toward the club head. Repeat the same process with your other hand, placing your it slightly further down the club shaft, overlapping the base of your right thumb onto the tip of your left thumb. Both thumbs should be pointing toward the club head.
*Note: this setup is for right handed players. For left handed players, reverse
Begin by standing in front of the tee, feet shoulder width apart, with your side perpendicular to the fairway. Bend slightly at the knee, leaning slightly forward, keeping your weight on the balls of your feet. Your club, outstretched towards the tee, should be at a right angle to your spine, which should be kept straight, while bending at the hips.
Imagine there is a pane of glass that rests on your shoulders, reaching from the tee to behind your head. Your club should follow the angle of this imaginary line through your backswing, all the way up to your shoulders. Follow this line back toward the tee when beginning and completing your downswing.
Keep your eyes firmly on the ball while keeping your shoulders level to your spine. Twisting slightly at the hips, draw your club behind you along the plane. Keep your elbows in toward your sides – ideally in the general area of where your shirt seem lies. When reaching the top of your swing, be sure to keep your wrists straight, pointing your thumbs down-fairway.
As you begin to bring the club back down along the plane, keep your wrists taught, and bend your back leg in slightly. Follow the plane down toward the tee, keeping your hands straight and your eye on the ball. At the point of contact, your forearm should form a straight line with the club. The followthrough should be a natural continuation of the motion used in the downswing.
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