Golf Tips Senior Best 11-20

    Senior Golf Tip 5: Test Your Flexibility to Improve Shoulder Turn

    1. Senior Golf Tip 5: Test Your Flexibility to Improve Shoulder Turn



    Watch any Champions Tour event and you'll notice that many of the pros, especially those 60 and older, have shorter swings than they used to. In other words, it happens to the best of us – literally. The good news is, there are ways to maintain and even improve your flexibility at any age.

    Best Way To Stay Behind The Golf Ball During The Swing And Impact - Senior Golf Tip

    2. Best Way To Stay Behind The Golf Ball During The Swing And Impact - Senior Golf Tip



    It is important to stay behind the ball during the golf swing motion. Staying behind the ball means that the head stays still, acts as the center of the swing and remains in a static position behind the golf ball, while the rest of the body and body weight drives forwards through the ball.

    Fix A Shank (Hitting The Ball From The Heel) - Swing Problem - Senior Golf Tip

    3. Fix A Shank (Hitting The Ball From The Heel) - Swing Problem - Senior Golf Tip



    A shank is defined as a golf shot when the ball is struck from the hosel of the golf club which is part of the club head of an iron golf club. An iron golf club has three parts: the club head, the shaft and the grip. The hosel is the part of the club head where the shaft of the golf club meets the club head.

    How To Clear Your Hips To Help With Accuracy And Distance - Senior Golf Tip

    4. How To Clear Your Hips To Help With Accuracy And Distance - Senior Golf Tip



    The role of the hips in the golf swing is a critical one as they serve as the power source that drives the entire movement. This begins at the end of the backswing. The first movement of the downswing motion should be made by the hips in a rotational fashion. When this happens, the hips move from their backswing position so that the belly button or belt buckle turns to face the golfer's target.

    Low And Slow For A Connected Backswing - Senior Golf Tip

    5. Low And Slow For A Connected Backswing - Senior Golf Tip



    A connected backswing is one that is very simple and powered by the shoulders. In it's purest form, there are only two movements that make up a good backswing. These are the turn of the body, predominantly with the shoulders, and a hinge of the wrists towards the end of the backswing.

    Why And How Senior Golfers Should Fully Extended Arms At Impact

    6. Why And How Senior Golfers Should Fully Extended Arms At Impact



    At address, you should begin your golf swing, as a right handed golfer, with your left arm straight and fully extended. As you make your backswing movement, you should maintain this straight left arm position to the top of your backswing and then throughout your downswing and back into impact. If you do this, you will return the club head to the position that it began in, at the same height as the golf ball.

    How Should The Legs Work In Today's Modern Swing - Senior Golf Tip

    7. How Should The Legs Work In Today's Modern Swing - Senior Golf Tip



    The modern swing is very different to the swing of yesteryear. It is much more rotatory and is more stable in the legs which puts much less pressure on the lower back than the 'old fashioned' style of swing.

    Maximize Your Swing Speed - Peak Through Impact - Senior Golf Tip

    8. Maximize Your Swing Speed - Peak Through Impact - Senior Golf Tip



    Swing speed is measured as the speed that the club head travels through the golf ball. Many golfers believe that it is the speed of the swing action but this is not true. At the top end of professional performance, the PGA tour, the average speed of a driver club head travelling through the ball is 115 miles per hour. As strong as the professionals are, they are not strong enough to get their bodies moving at such speed.

    Why Should A Senior Golfer Choose A 4 Wood Instead Of 3 Wood

    9. Why Should A Senior Golfer Choose A 4 Wood Instead Of 3 Wood



    The choice of loft, shaft flex, grip and design all come into play. As seniors advance in years and the amount of club head speed created through the ball diminishes, they need more help in achieving distance with the fairway woods. Many seniors are reluctant to trade in their 3 wood because of the theory a lower loft equals more distance. This sounds logical but unfortunately for most golfers it simply isn't true.

    How To Create The Best Hip Turn - Senior Golf Tip

    10. How To Create The Best Hip Turn - Senior Golf Tip



    Unfortunately, the hips do not get used enough in the swing by most golfers. Usually, it is the hands and arms that drive the swing. In golfers who are lacking in strength, flexibility or suffer from injuries in the upper body, the hips are even more important as power from the other areas becomes even more limited. The hips need to turn properly in the backswing and should turn far more than most golfers realize.