Tips for the Perfect Golf Swing

By: James E Obrien

Many people struggle with their golf swing and then, suddenly, they come across one little golf tip that seems to have a positive impact on their swing and their entire golf game. For me, it was a golf swing take away tip. I was rushing my take-a way and cocking my wrists. Slowing down my back swing, keeping my elbows straight and locking my wrists at take-a way eliminated my pesky slice, kept the ball in the fairway and took several strokes off my score.

There are literally thousands of golf tips. Tips about how to drive the golf ball. How to better hit your driver, fairway woods and irons. Of course there are hundreds of golf tips for the short game and for putting. While these tips may not teach you to hit like a PGA tour pro, you can become a better shot maker by just implementing those many free golf tips that are all over the Internet.

However, beware of false golf tips. Just because someone posts a golf tip on their web site, doesn't mean it is a good tip or, even more important, that it fits your golf game. A tip that may help a scratch golfer, can actually hurt a beginning golfer's game. If the tip involves basic simple golf concepts, from a reliable source, it's probably worth trying. If it sounds complicated, or if after a little study it still doesn't quite make sense, stay away.

Want to learn how to improve your putting or straightening out that slice or improving your putting? Here are two quick tips that may help.

Tee up the ball higher. Many golfers have a steep downswing. That means that the club face can't get square with the golf ball at impact. Placing the ball higher off the ground naturally improves the angle at impact and straightens out the shot. While your problems may be more mechanical, this can be an excellent quick fix.

We all want to see the golf ball drop into the cup. Maybe so, but to do that the golfer must lift his or her head and that often changes the putting stroke and changes the direction of the putt. Better yet, listen for the ball to drop in the hole. It's a sweet sound.

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