How To Go About Improving Your Golf Swing - Guaranteed!

By: Dean Caporella

How to go about improving your golf swing...it's one of the biggest challenges a golfer faces but the truth, it's not as difficult as some people make it out to be.

The key is new golfer; it's the old story of not being "able to teach an old dog new tricks" however, in golf I don't think that really applies. For someone just learning the basics of the game, then getting them into good swing habits is usually a cinch.

The golfer who has been around for a little while is the challenge but only a challenge if they resist the urge to go about improving their golf swing. In this article, we'll give you some handy little tips on how you can establish a much more effective and productive swing in very little time.

Tips To Improving Your Golf Swing

The back swing is a big problem area for many players and most of the time it can be corrected without too much fuss and effort. For some reason, the left knee is allowed to collapse on top of the right knee during the back swing process. The result:

- the shoulders tend to collapse and drop in the process and

- your hips will tend to go into a swaying motion

What's up with this? The result is always hit and miss. Sometimes you hit the ball flush and most times you don't. Two things you can try:

- when about to play the swing, just imagine your left knee is drawn towards the area you intend to hit the ball and

- if this is difficult to implement, grab your favorite soccer ball or basketball and place them between your knees during practice sessions.

The latter is highly effective in establishing correct knee posture and with a large object holding the knees apart, the urge to collapse the left knee during the back swing process will eventually disappear.

Don't Belt The Ball

A lot of the problems associated with collapsing the left knee or right for left hand golfers is the tendency to want to flay the ball the length of a par 4 or 5 fairway. Don't! Your clubs are designed the way they are so they can absorb most of the power and only need some extra help from you in the way of a natural and controlled swing to help the ball on it's way.

Let the club do the work. For this to happen correctly, then you need to sort out the knee issues firstly and if you need a little extra help, take a personal golf lesson or too from a qualified instructor. Believe me, you won't regret it if you're serious about improving your golf swing!

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