Playing golf is difficult enough without having to use clubs that don’t fit you. Golfers come in all shapes and sizes, and everyone has unique swing characteristics — and should choose clubs accordingly.
It's not uncommon for amateur golfers to incorporate little or no shoulder turn in their swings. Some actually might believe they're getting shoulder rotation when the reality of their swing is something very different.
One of the challenges for new golfers involves determining how far to stand from the golf ball at address. Even experienced players can struggle with this from time to time.
If you haven't played golf in a while and recently decided to pull those old golf clubs out of the garage, you might be surprised to notice rust buildup. Because graphite and stainless steel don't rust, the clubs that are most vulnerable are made of mild carbon steel.
Hybrid clubs have rapidly become popular across the golfing spectrum in the 21st century. Originally designed to help amateur golfers improve their games, hybrids have found their way into many professional golf bags, including those of PGA Tour and LPGA Tour players.
The only difference between RH and LH golf clubs – other than putters – lies in the club head. Neither shafts nor grips are built specifically for a right-hander or left-hander.
It takes a lot of time and practice to become an expert golfer. Practice can take place at the driving range, the golf course, or at home. Take a well-rounded approach to improving your golf game by working on your short game, long drives, and mental approach to the game.
By practicing on the golf course, you are exposed to interference. Bunkers, water, trees, and varying lies provide environmental interference. Through making your practice “game like,” you are exposed to psychological interference as you are competing for a score or to complete a level.
Every golfer wants to hit the ball farther, and the quest for maximum length has led many 21st century golfers to opt for drivers with shafts that are 1 to 3 inches longer than the standard recommended length.
You're a beginning golfer stepping up to the tee box. You have a tee in your hand and you press it into the ground. But how far down into the ground does it go? How high or low should the golf ball rest on the tee?
Golfers strive to build a swing that delivers maximum distance, allows sufficient control over the ball -- accuracy -- and is dependable. You want develop a consistent swing, one that you can depend on to produce on-target shots even under competitive pressure.
A golf stance is made up of several elements – the right width of stance, the right amount of knee flex, the angle of the feet and overall posture. We’ll look at posture in part 6 of this series.
Many amateurs -- higher-handicappers and even really good players -- are not precise enough when they put their hands on the club. In a sound grip, your palms should face each other, and your wrists should be able to hinge up and down.
Chipping is one of the single fastest ways to lower your golf scores which is why we will be covering 6 important chipping tips to help you improve your short game.
Having the right golf grip for your game is just one of the many aspects that must come together in order for you to become the best golfer you can be. A good golf grip will help with control and flight of the ball. Adjusting your grip can correct flaws in your swing that cause you to slice or hook the ball.
When establishing your setup, it is important to have good posture and feel balanced. From this position, you should maintain your spine angle throughout your full swing.
Many times when you hear people talking about getting the most distance out of their drives or irons, you probably hear the word timing used as they talk about how to achieve this.
If you improve just one thing this year, make it one of these. Lower scores need not mean blistered hands on the range. Here are 12 things you can improve easily.
Improve your golf stance, and you may notice a big difference in your game.
In that path of improvement, increasing swing speed is an integral part.
Short game skills are what separates the winners from everyone else in all the major golf tournaments.
The long game is all about power and distance in the quest for the putting green, and getting the ball where you need it to go. It can be broken down into three elements: the drive, the fairway shot and the approach shot.
Golf is a target game, and just like any other target-based game, aiming is essential to your success in golf.
The golf swing is a complex array of twisting, rotating and occasionally thrusting muscle groups and joints, each of which could be referred to as a pivot.
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