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How To Achieve The Perfect Golf Swing - Golf Swing Tips For You

Updated on September 21, 2011

If you are looking for tips to achieve the perfect golf swing then this guide should tell you everything you need to know. This page will help you improve your golf swing technique, show you how to correctly hold your club and basically teach you how to hit better golf shots. These simple tips will tell you everything you need to know in order to finally achieve that perfect golf swing.

The game of golf looks relatively simple, but anyone who has picked up a club will know that there is a real art to it. Mastering your golf swing is the key to shooting low scores. You can go out and pay a professional to teach you how to do this, or alternatively you can teach yourself following our simple tips. So below we are going to talk you through a series of steps you need to take in order to achieve the prefect golf swing. Practice these regularly and your swing will improve and you will start to hit better shots.

Step 1 - Get In Line With Your Target

The first step then for achieving the perfect golf swing is all about where you position your body. Whether it be the flagstick or an open fairway, you need to get your body into the correct position. A good way of doing this is to point your club directly at the target you are aiming for. Now rest your club on the ground still pointing at your target. Now you need to position your body parallel to your club, your toes should be touching the club. Obviously this is not something you can do when you are out on the course, so simply imagine a line from one big toe on one foot to your other big toe on your other foot, this imaginary line should be pointing at your target. Now you are in the correct position to begin.

Step 2 - Adopt The Correct Grip

Now we are going to assume you are right handed, if not simply reverse these instructions. First of all rest the club head on the ground so it feels comfortable. Now hold the club with your left hand, this goes near the top of the club. Your palm should rest on the back of the club and your forefinger should be wrapped around almost pointing back up at you. Your thumb should be pointing down the front of the club, hopefully this will give you a good firm grip of the club.

Now you need to position your right hand. To do this simply put it below your left hand and adopt a similar grip. Again your thumb should be pointing down the front of the club, you can move your hand up close so it is resting on your left hand. There are a few different grips that golfers adopt, the idea is that you select the one that suits you. Some players like to keep all their fingers separate of each other whereas others will intertwine their little finger on their right hand with their index and forefinger on their left hand. Try moving your hands around slightly and simply use which ever style of grip feels most comfortable.

Step 3 - Adopting Your Stance

Now you are in line with the flag and have your club gripped the next step for hitting the perfect shot is to adopt the correct stance. This is vital as it will balance you while you take your shot, thus making your swing easier and more fluid. First of all then you need to get your feet the correct distance apart, for shorter shots ideally you want your feet to be the same distance apart as your shoulders. When you are hitting longer shots or driving the golf ball then you can open your legs slightly wider thus allowing you to free up your swing slightly more.

Your right foot should be facing straight forward, try and get it at ninety degrees from that imaginary line you drew earlier. Your left foot should be pointing slightly in the direction of the target. The reason for this is that when you take your swing the weight needs to be transferred from one foot to the other, if you have your feet positioned correctly this will be easier to accomplish.

Now you can lean ever so slightly into the ball. Your weight should be on the front of your feet, don’t rest on your heels. As you prepare to hit your shot your left shoulder should be slightly lifted up and your arms should be straight. Don’t let the ball get to far away from your body, just get it at a comfortable distance so that it feels natural to hit down that line. Now you should be set to swing.

Step 4 - Hit That Pefect Swing

Before you hit the ball you should take a few practice swings, this loosens the muscles and gets you into the right movements for the shot. The first thing to remember is to keep your grip the same throughout the shot. The power comes from the arms not the hands. Now raise the club for the back swing, your whole body should move in unison to get you into the position. If you do it correctly the club will almost be lying across your shoulders. While this is taking place your feet should remain routed in position and your back should stay straight.

Now the swing, push your weight through with the swing, as the club comes down your weight will be transferred around your body and then from one foot to the other. Keep your arms straight and you should find that this gives you one fluid unbroken motion. A good way to practice this is to imagine that your golf club is extremely heavy, as you swing, the club head is pulling you along, this will keep your arms straight and help you transfer your weight. Make sure you follow through after making contact with the ball.

Hopefully if you follow all these steps you will achieve the perfect golf swing. Admittedly this does not happen over night, it takes years of practice for some people to ever achieve that perfect golf swing, but follow these simple tips and you will find that you are well on your way to hitting that perfect shot.

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