Keep swinging, keep swinging…That thought is likely to cross your mind as you play your first round. Other thoughts might come to your mind, such as “I hope that I don’t look stupid” or “Please don’t hit anybody.”
Golf isn’t an easy game. The mental side of the game is just as important as the mechanics. We know how difficult the game can seem so we will show you how to play it. Your swing will become effortless once you master it.
How to swing a golf club:
Range Practice vs. Professional Lessons
Hit the Ball
Range Practice vs. Professional Lessons:
What is better: practicing on the range or taking lessons for your first round of golf? Lessons are the best option if you’re serious about learning this skill and have the money. If you don’t have time or want to learn the basics, lessons are a good option. To ensure you are proficient in the basics, it is a good idea to have a friend to help you.
You can use a variety of grips.
- Place your dominant hand at the intersection of the grip and the shaft.
- Place the club in the non-dominant side of your hand.
- You can secure your hands by curling your non-dominant fingers. Place your thumb flat on the club.
- When you feel the base of the grip and the fat part of your thumb against the handle, you will know if you have the right grip.
- Move the clubhead towards the ball, and then point your face at the place you want it to go. After that, move the clubhead behind the ball and point your face where you want it to go.
- Play the driver a little to the right of your front foot. This will allow you to launch the ball at an angle that is high by tilting your upper body away from the target.
- When standing over the ball, remember to keep your hands loose and keep your legs moving. Open and free motion is a sign of a good drive.
- Your arms, shoulders, back, hands and arms should all be moving in unison backwards. Don’t let your hands take over the swing.
- The clubhead should not be parallel to the ground. Your swing should be planed so that it makes contact with the ground.
- Keep your posture. You can adjust your posture if you feel out of alignment. This will allow you to make contact with others.
- To allow weight to shift to the right leg, keep it flexed. This will ensure that the body coils energy.
- You want to hit the ground running if you want to be a power-hitting machine. Otherwise, you’ll short-change yardage.
- When the club is moving downward, make sure your right elbow touches your body. This will allow the club to stay on the right path.
- Clubhead lag is caused by the inability to maintain the right angle between your left hand and the shaft of the club when you swing down. You’ll experience more acceleration at the bottom of your swing if you have more lag.
The Ball is at Your Fingertips:
You will need to feel the weight shift from your back foot to your front in order to establish solid contact.
Just as your right arm begins to extend, the clubface should be closed.
It will be easy to swing the club from the inside.
Your arms fully extended towards the target is a good indicator of impact. This means that you have exhausted all your energy in the backswing.
Your weight should be firmly planted on your front foot so that it is stable.
You should continue to turn your torso left as the ball takes off.
- Chipping requires that you place your weight on your front foot, and your ball towards your back foot. This will allow you to make solid contact.
- You should keep your wrists straight.
- Throughout the shot, keep your upper body moving. When the shot is completed, your chest should be facing forward.
The Bunker Shot
It can be difficult to hit the sand. Start by standing tall and letting your feet sink in.
Remember that you’re not hitting the ball on bunker shots. It’s hitting the sand behind the ball, so swing back hard and keep going.
- Stand parallel to the ball, with your eyes straight down. Your hands should be directly under your shoulders.
- The head of the putter moves straight back and forth. The stroke becomes longer and the stroke begins to form a circle.
- You must keep the ball moving at a steady pace. If you don’t, it will be too late.
We know it is difficult to learn so many things with just one golf swing. These basics will get you started, or at the very least, get you through your first round of golf. You’ll feel like an expert when you hit solid contact and sink a putt. You might be able to play more rounds than your first round. As with everything in life, you will improve your skills the more you practice.