6 Ways To Improve Your Golf Swing
1: Line yourself up with the flag
Look out for a leaf, stone or a similar reference point which is directly lined up between the flag you’re going for, and the ball itself. Picture a line in between these points and make sure your club faces square towards it. The next step is to stand parallel to the line you’re picturing. Congratulations, you’ve now assumed the correct orientation to start your first perfect golf swing.
2: Make sure your left hand is gripped correctly
Ensure your club is naturally positioned on the ground just behind the ball. Then, place the club in your left hand- the shaft should rest along the top of your forefinger. The shaft should be able to fit underneath the heel of the palm in order to give some space for more club stability. Always ensure that your thumb is naturally gripped straight along the tip of the shaft.
3: Use the correct right hand grip
To do this, have your right arm hanging naturally, give the club a hand shake and then allow your hand to settle in to the grip. Your right hand should be folded over your left thumb. Your right hand thumb should point toward the right shoulder.
4: Correctly grip the back of the club
There’s three different methods of gripping the back of a club. Which one you use is all down to personal preference. The most commonly used grip is the Overlapping Grip or the Vardon grip. Put your right hands little finger between the middle and index finger of your left hand. The third method is the Interlocking Grip. Lock the little right and the left index finger together.
5: Use the correct stance
Proper stance technique is vital in allowing you to perfect your balance and your poise through the entire swing. Initially, your feet should be place apart approximately the same width as your shoulders for a standard mid iron shot. Keep your hips, knees, feet and shoulders parallel to where you’re aiming.
6: Don’t stress
If you relax, your game is sure to be improved massively. It’s easy to fall in to the trap of focusing too much on your technique. You can easily end up psyching yourself out and spoiling your game. Plenty of the greatest players of all time have had unusual or “imperfect” swing styles. Bobby Jones, for example, turned his lower body excessively, came down before he “should” and even lifted his foot too high.