Five Tips for a Phenomenal Swing

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June 29, 2018
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There’s no better way to improve your swing than by practicing as much as possible. Here are some tips to include in those practice swings the next time you’re on the golf course.

  1. Hands should remain low. The lower you keep your hands, the lower the flight of the ball.
  2. Keep your forearm parallel to your spine. This will guarantee accuracy when striking the ball, as your shoulders will be properly rotated into the backswing.
  3. Use your body, not just your arms. Place your club behind the ball while your body is in a dead-stop position. Don’t take a backswing; instead, try to drag the ball into the air. This may be difficult if you’re used to using your hands to control the club. But, once you get used to moving the club with your body, you’ll notice that you’re getting the ball into the air in a more consistent manner. This will help you fully turn through the ball during the downswing.
  4. Don’t forget to hinge. Create a 45-degree angle between your left arm and the club shaft. This way ensures your swing will begin with your wrists hinged halfway to 90 degrees. Keep your hands close to the ground as the club-head quickly moves during the takeaway. You’ll want your left thumb pointing at your right shoulder as soon as possible. When your left arm is parallel to the ground and the club-shaft is perpendicular to it, you’re at the correct wrist hinge. This eliminates the chance of swinging your arms too far at the top. You’ll maintain posture and pivot.
  5. Use your elbow when slicing. Your right elbow is great for achieving a power-rich draw; the left elbow tends to raise the right shoulder up, affecting the downswing and creating unfavorable results. Refrain from a faulty shoulder tilt and from keeping your right elbow positioned at the top. Placing your right elbow where the seam is on the right side of your shirt will allow your shoulders to turn leveled with the spine, which makes it easier to drop the club inside during the downswing for power and control.