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The Complete Golf Swing Guide

by Joseph Hardison / , , April 16, 2021

Today we’re going to take you through the whole stage of the golf swing. This is going to be valuable for every type of golfer. If you are brand new to the game, this guide is perfect for you to learn how to swing the golf club. 

If you're an established player already, even better still, because some of these elements are going to highlight some of your faults and show you how to fix them in detail. 

As we get started, let's talk about the golf swing in general or the actual action of the golf swing. Even established golfers get confused about this element. The golf swing should create power, accuracy, and consistency. There are three elements needed in a golf swing, which will help you hit a ball with consistent action and enough power. 

The golf swing is a rotational action of the golf club that moves around the body in a circle-like manner. Your arms and the way you hold the golf club have an influence, but the swing is mainly affected by the rotation of your shoulders and hips. And if you can get those movements working together, and focus on the idea that the swing is more rounded, straight away for a lot of golfers, that's going to make a big difference. 

Certainly, if you are new to the game, you might be doing a lot of up and down action using the arms only. Well, if you’re looking for power, you’re not going to get up just from the arms only. The whole body should be engaged. As the club moves around your body, work your torso and twist your body around. Once you’ve gotten to that twist, unwind so that the club follows the same angle as it went up. You simplify it as much as you can. 

At the same time, transfer your weight to your foot positioned in front. Your back heel should be in the air. Your waist and shoulders will be parallel, while your belly button is directed towards the target.

And although you usually keep your head down during the swing itself, your head should actually follow through with the direction of the ball towards the target.

All these nuances may be hard to remember when you’re actually playing, but practice makes perfect. Once you are able to implement these tips into your swing, you will definitely notice the difference. Soon enough, it will become muscle memory and you won’t even have to think twice. 

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