Golf Club- Learning How To Swing A Golf Club!

By: Abhishek Agarwal

In the initial stages of your golf learning process, the task that will look the most problematic will be learning how to swing a golf club. This is primarily due to the fact swinging a golf club is not a natural movement. Though it's not easy to master this art in a short time, with practice and hard work you can surprise yourself soon.

Your nervousness and anxiety related to your performance in front of your peers can also be a hindrance in your learning curve. After all, no one feels convenient taking the risk of trying out that swing and maybe missing the ball altogether! It can get embarrassing and can take its toll on your learning abilities.

A few tips here and there can save you from such unwanted embarrassment and can make you look like a seasoned player even if you have been around for a while. Following are some important techniques and tips to help you climb up the golf-swing learning ladder:

Backswing

Backswing perfection is as much about rotating your body as it is about the arm and club extension. Your back elbow should preferably be bent close to a 90 degree angle and the front elbow should be kept as straight as possible. This will ensure an on-piece and a very fluid movement. Adhere to this suggestion and soon your backswing will become consistent and smooth.

Downswing

Many people make the mistake of thinking that a perfect downswing results from only correct arm motion. However, looking closely, one can observe that it actually results from the timely movement of knees, followed up by the thighs and hips transferring their weight onto the ball. Concentrating on your lower body while executing the downswing will take your ball a surprising distance. All you need to learn is transferring your weight effectively from back to front. Your final motion should look as swift as a snake uncoiled.

The Impact and the correct follow-through

This is where the action lies. While you prepare for impact with the ball, you must make sure that the club shaft is in line with your left arm (which is in front, unless you are left handed). Your body weight should transfer onto your forward heel on the outside and partly on back foot's interiors.

Your wrist and your hands must turn in a manner that the club's grip should finally point towards the target where you wanted to send the ball. In follow-through, your wrists should come rotating over the elbow so that the club's head goes behind you. Such motion will ensure that you derive the distance and control you always wanted for your golf swing.

Even though it seems difficult to master, once you dedicatedly practice your golf swing on the course as well as at home, you will come to execute it with perfection in some time. You can even try doing dummy motions at home in your spare time. This will help you flex those muscles regularly and keep them in shape for the on course battle.

Golf Guide
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 

» More on Golf Guide
 



Share this article :
Click to see more related articles