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There are a few key things to keep in mind that will help you improve your golf swing and your game. There are many elements to consider and overlooking key areas at the start will snowball into issues down the line.

Start by taking a deep breath and exhaling slowly to relax your body. Always keep your head down and your eyes on the ball. Looking at the golf ball ensures that you make contact with it upon impact, and helps to deliver a powerful, square-on shot. Place your feet shoulder-width apart and angle your front foot slightly open.

Another essential golf swing basic is to remember is that it’s super important to make sure that you’re holding your golf club correctly, and with the correct amount of pressure. If your grip is too firm, the flow of the club as you bring it down to meet the ball will be too rigid and could cause a slice. Not enough of a grip, and you could find that you lose possession of the club altogether. Make sure to keep your grip firm but relaxed.

Take your grip on a golf club, then lift it in front of you so your arms are parallel to the ground and the shaft is vertical. Without lifting or lowering your arms, straighten your wrists so the club shaft is parallel to the ground, in line with your arms. This is what you do when you cast the club; you uncock your wrists using your muscles. In a proper swing, you do not use the muscles in your wrists; your wrists are relaxed.

The moment of impact is the only point in time where your body, through the golf club, will come in contact with the ball or exert any influence on it. Despite the long journey that precedes it, there are still key elements to focus on to promote a pure strike at the ball in what should be a straight shot.

The first step is to turn your shoulders more than your hips. Ideally, you’d like to turn enough that your back faces your target while your hips turn a little less than half that much. From this position, you can make a huge swing arc with your hands and club, and that’s a key to hitting long, powerful shots.

An appropriate downward swing will hit the ball on impact. To keep the club traveling down your target line you need to let your body continue rotating into a full finish with your hands over your shoulder.

This lets you impart every bit of clubhead speed you can into the shot. It keeps the clubhead square to the clubhead’s swing path, ensuring that the ball starts on its intended line. And it gives the club time to slow down without hurting you. A good swing leaves you in a balanced finish position.

Practice your swing in slow motion at first. Once you have the proper form, you can gradually increase the speed. Finally practice!