The Golf Swing

The golf swing. No motion in sports is more complex – or more misunderstood.

Like scientists researching a cosmic mystery, players and teachers have spent lifetimes studying the golf swing’s every hinge, lever, rotation and arc. Yet after all these years, they’ve never reached a consensus on what constitutes the perfect swing.

And they probably never will. As the renowned sports psychologist Dr. Bob Rotella once wrote, golf is not a game of perfect.

Striving for perfection may be futile. But it sure is fun. Just ask any of the millions of people who are hooked on golf. They’ll tell you it’s the journey, the unending quest for improvement, the discovery of something new with every round or range session, that makes it so engrossing.

And it all goes back to the swing.

The golf swing is an intricate mélange of movements involving every part of the body. If one segment falls out of sync, the whole thing may go kaput. Then again, one strong swing element – a full shoulder turn, for example – can compensate for a number of weak bits. That’s why you can hit a great shot with a flawed swing.

Understanding the swing requires education of both the formal (reading tips, watching videos, taking lessons) and real-world (practicing, playing, trial-and-error) varieties. The swing involves physics, geometry and mathematics – and no small amount of art and magic as well. Comprehension is a never-ending process, a fact that drives some golfers to constantly seek knowledge, and simply drives others away from the game.

Yes, learning the golf swing’s many moving parts seems like a daunting task. But the swing really isn’t that baffling once you have a handle on the basic, proper concepts. That’s what you’ll find in this section.

Our menu of Golf Swing Tips, at left, covers the full gamut of topics. A brief sampling of subjects includes the proper turning of the shoulders and hips; the importance of balance and tempo; how and when your weight should shift during the swing; accelerating into your shots; the keys to swinging on plane; and proper chipping technique.

Golfers looking to improve specific parts of their games can click on titles like “5 Golf Tips on How to Hit Better Drives,” “Gain Distance with this Release Golf Drill” and “Lower Hands to Hit a Draw.” We offer tutorials on sometimes-confusing terms including “swing path,” “flat golf swing” and “compact golf swing.”

You’ll also find tips for curing some of golf’s most common problems – slicing, hooking, fat shots and the dreaded shanks. And because understanding the “why” is fundamental to fixing your swing on the range or course, our features always explain the various causes of these maladies.

Like you, the pros who create content for eagerly seek out new and better ways to swing the club. That means exploring concepts like the “Stack-and-Tilt” method and the “Rotary Golf Swing.” It also means a fresh flow of new items to the Golf Swing Tips section, in both text and video formats, on a regular basis.
Someday, someone, somewhere will crack the code and unlock the perfect golf swing, one which anyone, anywhere can master in a few days’ time. Until then, there’s – your No. 1 resource for golf swing tips.

1.5 Golf Tips on How to Hit Better Drives
2.A Proper Shoulder Turn Could be the Key to Eliminating Your Golf Slice
3.About The Golf Swing 41-40
4.Accelerate at Bottom of Golf Swing, Not Top
5.Are You Taking the Golf Club Back Far Enough?
6.Attack On the Upswing For Longer Drives – Golf Tip
7.Avoid Chili-Dip by Accelerating on Chip Shots: Golf Tip
8.Back Leg Keys a Powerful Golf Swing
9.Ball Against Back Lip of Bunker: Super-Steep Golf Swing
10.Basket Golf Drill Will Eliminate Pushed Shots
11.Benefits Of A Square Clubface At Impact – Golf Tip
12.Best Ball Striking Golf Swing By Keeping Eyes Level
13.Best Golf Drill Ever? Feet-Together Instills Balance, Rhythm
14.Best Golf Swing 11-20
15.Best Golf Swing 31-40
16.Best Technique For Golf Chipping
17.Best Way to Improve Your Golf Swing: Keep it Low-Maintenance
18.Better Golf Shots With a Square Club Face
19.Bowed Left Wrist to Square Clubface, Golf Tip
20.Break Wrists Early on Short Pitch Shots – Golf Tip
21.Cause And Cure Of Too Much Leg Drive, Golf Swing Tip
22.Causes And Cures Of Restricted Follow Through, Golf Swing Tip
23.Causes and Cures: Fat or Thin Golf Chip Shots
24.Causes and Cures: Golf Shots Off the Club’s Heel
25.Causes and Cures: Golf Shots Off the Club’s Toe
26.Chip Videos Top 5
27.Chipping Tips Top 10
28.Chipping Tips, From Just Off the Green How to Chip Golf Tip
29.Connected Golf Swing Yields More Power And Accuracy
30.Correct Back Leg for Increased Golf Power
31.Correct Golf Swing Flaws by Using Big Muscles
32.Correct Poor Balance by Holding Your Finish – Golf Tip
33.Correct Wrist Bend for Close in Pitch Shot – Golf Tip
34.Correct Your Golf Swing 91-100
35.Correct Your Golf Swing Tips 71-80
36.Create More Clubhead Lag with this Simple Golf Drill
37.Cures For Your Golf Swing 81-90
38.Deceleration: Deadly During the Golf Swing
39.Divots Provide Valuable Golf Swing Info
40.Does The Left Hip Move Upwards In The Down Swing? Golf Swing Tip
41.Don’t Get “Stuck” on the Downswing – Golf Tip
42.Double Cross Golf Swing Fault
43.Fast Down Swing Hip Turn To Generate More Club Head Speed, Golf Swing
44.Feet Direction Key for Solid Golf Stance
45.Find Bottom of Your Golf Swing for Pure Contact
46.Fingers Play Key Role in the Golf Swing
47.Fix Your Golf Swing Tips 61-70
48.Fix Your Hook By Slowing Your Hands – Golf Tip
49.Full Chest Rotation Can Produce Longer Golf Drives
50.Fundamental #1 – Match Tempo to Personality
51.Fundamental #4 – Carry Tempo into Short Game
52.Fundamental Tempo #2 – Avoid Intentional Changes
53.Gain Distance With This Release Golf Drill
54.Get Hip to Proper Golf Swing Rotation
55.Golf – Help To Get Up And Down More
56.Golf – How To Hit The Low Iron Stinger (Punch)
57.Golf Feet Alignment
58.Golf Posture Spine Angle
59.Golf Slot
60.Golf Spine Angle Drills
61.Golf Spine Tilt
62.Golf Swing How To: Best Way to Turn Your Hips
63.Golf Swing How To: Fix Your Hook
64.Golf Swing Path, Alter to Start Shots on Line
65.Golf Swing Plane: Understanding One vs. Two
66.Golf Swing Tempo
67.Golf Swing Thoughts: The All-Time Top 5
68.Golf Swing Tip: Align Left Arm With Shaft For A Wide Takeaway
69.Golf Swing Tip: Clear the Hips for Power, Accuracy
70.Golf Swing Tip: Open Clubface to Hit Intentional Hook
71.Golf Swing Tip: Weight Transfer from Start to Finish
72.Golf Tip: How to Stop Decelerating with Your Irons
73.Golf Tip: How to Stop Over-Rotating the Hands
74.Golf Tip: Importance of a One-Piece Takeaway
75.Golf Tip: Proper Weight Shift on the Takeaway and Downswing
76.Golf Tip: Start Swing With Left Arm And Shoulder
77.Golf Tip: The Low And Slow Takeaway
78.Help Me Cure My Golf Hook
79.Help Me Fix My Golf Slice
80.Help Stop My Golf Shanks
81.Help With Shanked Chip Shots
82.Hit Down To Get The Ball Up – Golf Tip
83.Hit the Three-Quarter Golf Shot
84.Hit Up with a Rising Club Head for Long Drives – Golf Tip
85.Hitting A Golf Fade Shot Off The Tee
86.How & Why: Stay Behind the Golf Ball
87.How a Late Release Can Ruin Your Golf Swing – and How You Can Fix It
88.How and Why: Correct Arm Rotation Key to Golf Swing
89.How and Why: Downswing Starts Before Backswing Ends
90.How and Why: Tuck Right Elbow in the Golf Swing
91.How Do I Hit A Simple Golf Flop Shot?
92.How Do I Shape The Golf Ball On Demand?
93.How Do I Stop Shanking The Golf Ball?
94.How Should the Clubhead Feel During the Golf Swing?
95.How To Be a Consistent Golf Ball Striker
96.How to Become a Shotmaker, Golf Swing Tip
97.How to Correct a Flat Golf Swing
98.How To Create A More On Plane Golf Swing
99.How to Create Acceleration through the Golf Ball
100.How To Create and Hit a Fade or Draw Golf Shot
101.How to Create Consistent Ball-Striking Golf Swing
102.How to Get Pure Contact: Pause at the Top – Golf Tip
103.How To Get The Ball To Stop On The Green, Golf Tip
104.How to Hit A Flop Golf Shot
105.How to Hit from the Back of the Bunker Shot – Golf Tip
106.How To Improve Your Golf Swing 111-120
107.How To Keep Arms Relaxed In The Down Swing, Golf Tip
108.How to Leverage Your Power with Downswing Squat – Golf Tip
109.How to Maintain Spine Angle in Golf
110.How to Prevent a “Frozen” Takeaway – Golf Tip
111.How To Release The Golf Club
112.How to Start Downswing Before Finishing Back Swing, Golf Tip
113.How To Stop Getting Stuck on the Downswing – Golf Tip
114.How To Stop Me Fatting My Golf Iron Shots
115.How To Stop Topping The Golf Ball
116.How To Strike Golf Irons Like A Tour Pro
117.How to Swing From the Top to a Full Finish – Golf Tip
118.How to Swing on Plane – Golf Tip
119.How to Take Your Good Golf Swing From Range to Course
120.How to Trigger the Downswing – Golf Tip
121.How to Use A Thomas Golf “Chipper” Club
122.Improve Ballstriking with Miller’s Top Golf Drill
123.Improve Downswing Transition with Simple Golf Drill
124.Improve Your Golf Swing Tempo With These Tips
125.Increase Power by Keeping Shoulders Closed, Golf Swing Tip
126.Inside-To-Outside is the Path to Better Golf
127.Is It Ok Letting The Head Move Beyond The Golf Ball At Impact? Golf Ti
128.Is Your Swing On Plane? Club Should Point At Target Line, Golf Swing T
129.Keep Swing Thoughts Short, Simple, Golf Tip
130.Keep the Shaft and Left Arm In Line for a Wide Takeaway, Golf Swing Ti
131.Know Your Golf Swing to Make In-Round Corrections
132.Laid-Off at the Top? Here’s Help, Golf Swing Tip
133.Learn from Your Golf Ball Flight – Slices and Hooks
134.Learn to Draw the Golf Ball for Extra Driver Distance
135.Legs Play Different Role in the Modern Golf Swing
136.Let Your Head Move on the Backswing, Golf Tip
137.Limit Backswing Sway to Increase Power, Golf Swing Tip
138.Load Up Your Backswing to Increase Driving Distance, Golf Swing Tip
139.Lower Hands to Hit a Draw, Golf Tip
140.Main Cause Of Shoulder Turn Too Short, Golf Swing Tip
141.Maintain Forward Bend Throughout Swing, Golf Tip
142.Make A Golf Chip Shot Spin More
143.Mechanics to Create a Connected Golf Swing
144.Muscle-Bound Golfers: Swing Involves More Than Just Arms, Golf Tip
145.Narrow Your Stance for Better Hip Turn, Golf Tip
146.Nine-Ball Test will Improve Your Shotmaking
147.No-Backswing Golf Drill Can Improve Your Downswing
148.On The Back Swing, Should The Hip Turn Or Shoulder Turn First In The G
149.One Plane Golf Swing: Pros and Cons
150.One-Handed Practice Swing Grooves Downward Strike, Golf Tip
151.Perfect Your Golf Swing 101-110
152.Practice to Improve Your Golf Motor Skills
153.Problem and Fix: Chip Shots Fat or Thin, Golf Tip
154.Problem of Not Getting the Golf Ball Up: Cure Hit Down Onto the Back o
155.Proper Golf Swing Sequence
156.Proper Release Equals Better Golf Shots
157.Pull Down Right Elbow to Stop Casting Club
158.Quick Swing is OK, But Keep it Consistent, Golf Swing Lesson
159.Raise Hands to Hit a Fade, Golf Tip
160.Rebuild Your Golf Swing One Change At A Time
161.Release Club to Hit Running Chip Shot, Golf Tip
162.Right Hand Too Dominant Golf Swing, Cause And Cure, Golf Tip
163.Shallow Approach Key to Punch Shot Proficiency, Golf Swing Tip
164.Should Left Heel Lift On the Backswing? Golf Tip
165.Should You Consider A Sweeping Swing? Golf Tip
166.Should Your Head Move During the Golf Swing?
167.Shoulders Under Chin for Proper Golf Swing Rotation
168.Six Golf Swing Elements All Pro Golfers Share
169.Solid Foundation Golf Stance
170.Spine Angle at Address
171.Stay Relaxed and Supple to Maximize Distance
172.Step Through with Right Foot to Keep Left Side Stable, Golf Swing Tip
173.Stop Across-the-Line Backswing Move – Golf Tip
174.Stop Hitting the Ball Fat With This Simple Golf Drill
175.Stop Lifting and Start Swinging Your Golf Club
176.Stop Reverse Pivot With This Practice Golf Drill
177.Strong Left-Hand Grip to Square Clubface at Impact
178.Swing Left to Hit the Ball Straight, Golf Tip
179.Swing On Plane With Stand Bag, Golf Drill
180.Swing The Handle Golf Swing Teaching, Golf Tip
181.Swing Tips For Golf 51-60
182.Swing Upright to Cure the Shanks, Golf Swing Tip
183.Swing with Your Body’s Alignment, Not the Surroundings, Golf Swing T
184.Take “Too Much Club” for Better Approach Shots, Golf Tip
185.Takeaway: Don’t Forget the Shoulders, Golf Swing Tip
186.Taller Golfers: Use Height to Create Powerful Arc, Golf Tip
187.Tempo Fundamental #3 – A Steady Count
188.Tempo Fundamentals
189.Tension In The Golf Swing, Causes And Cure, Golf Tip
190.The “Stack and Tilt” Golf Swing: A Shift From Golf’s Fundamental
191.The Importance of Feeling the Clubhead, Golf Tip
192.The Right Arm Golf Swing Sequence From Setup to Finish
193.The Role of Footwork in the Golf Swing
194.Think “Left Palm Up” to Stop Golf Hooks and Pulls
195.Think “Clubhead Outside the Hands” for Solid Takeaway, Golf Tip
196.This Years Top Swing Tips on Golf Drivers
197.This Years Top Tips on A Proper Shoulder Turn
198.This Years Top Tips on Hybrid Golf Clubs
199.This Years Top Tips on Irons
200.Thumbs Up to Groove Powerful Late Release Tip
201.Tips to Cure an Early Golf Swing Release
202.Tips to Cure Your Pulled Golf Shots
203.Toe Up for Straighter Golf Shots
204.Top 10 Driver Tips Ever!
205.Top 2 Tips On Chicken Wing Slice
206.Top 2 Tips On How To Hit A Fade Or Draw
207.Top 2 Tips on Swing Release
208.Top 2 Tips on Toe Golf Shots
209.Top 3 Golf Swing Tempo Tips
210.Top 3 Golf Tips on Ball Striking
211.Top 3 Tips On Best Way to Swing on Plane
212.Top 3 Tips on Clear the Hips
213.Top 3 Tips on Driving Accuracy
214.Top 3 Tips on Golf Chipping
215.Top 3 Tips on Golf Weight Shift
216.Top 3 Tips on Hands Rotating
217.Top 3 Tips On Pausing at the top Backswing
218.Top 3 Tips on Pull Slice
219.Top 3 Tips on Pure Iron Shots
220.Top 3 Tips On Reverse Pivot
221.Top 3 Tips on Right Arm Swing Sequence
222.Top 3 Tips on Swing Follow Through
223.Top 3 Tips on the Takeaway
224.Top 3 Tips on Triggering the Downswing
225.Top 3 Tips on Weight Shift Takeaway to Follow Through
226.Top 3 Tips On Why It’s Best Hitting Down on the Ball
227.Top 3 Ways to Improve Your Golf Swing Tempo
228.Top 4 Tips on a Strong Golf Grip
229.Top 4 Tips on All About Footwork in the Golf Swing
230.Top 4 Tips On Best Way to Fix Shanks
231.Top 4 Tips On Best Ways to Fix Heel Shots
232.Top 4 Tips On Correct Balance
233.Top 4 Tips On Improving Swing Tempo
234.Top 4 Tips on Shots Off The Club’s Heel
235.Top 4 Tips on Stable Legs
236.Top 4 Tips on Tight Lies
237.Top 4 Tips on Topping the Ball
238.Top 4 Tips On Ultra-Wide Swing Arc, Davis Love III
239.Top 4 Tips To Cure Early Swing Release
240.Top 5 Golf Tips on How to Hit Better Irons Shots
241.Top 5 Tips on Downswing
242.Top 5 Tips on Drives Too Low
243.Top 5 Tips on Flat Swing Plane
244.Top 5 Tips on How to Address the Golf Ball
245.Top 5 Tips on Impact
246.Top 5 Tips on Spine Angle
247.Top Golf Swing Tips
248.Top Golf Swing Tips 21-30
249.Top Instructional Tips on Fairway Woods
250.Top Instructional Tips on Golf Ball Flight and Trajectory
251.Top Instructional Tips on Greenside Bunker Shot
252.Top Instructional Tips on Longer Drives
253.Top Tips Correcting Drives Going Too High
254.Top Tips on Ball Position
255.Top Tips on Cause and Cures of Push Slice
256.Top Tips On Golf Swing Path
257.Top Tips on Golf Takeaway
258.Top Tips on Golf Wrist Hinge
259.Top Tips on Hip Turn
260.Top Tips on How to Start the Swing
261.Top Tips on Knee Bend
262.Top Tips on Overlapping VS Interlocking Grip
263.Top Tips On Pulled Golf Shots
264.Top Tips on Shoulder Turn
265.Top Tips on Swing Plane
266.Top Tips on the Arms in the Golf Swing
267.Top Tips on Why to Hit Inside Part of the Ball
268.Touch Forearms for Proper Release Through Impact: Golf Tip
269.Try Trevino’s Unorthodox Power Fade Swing – Golf Tip
270.Unhinge Wrists Correctly for a Powerful Downswing, Golf Tip
271.Up Against It: Three Options When Swing is Obstructed, Golf Tip
272.Upright Golf Swing Technique And Benefits, Golf Tip
273.Use Fairway Swing to Escape Bunkers
274.Walk-Through Swing Encourages Good Rotation, Golf Swing Tip
275.What are the Correct Stances for Different Golf Clubs?
276.What Are The Square Club Face Checkpoints Throughout The Golf Swing? G
277.What Do You Need To Carry In Your Golf Bag?
278.What Does it Mean to “Set the Golf Club at the Top”?
279.What Is A Compact Golf Swing?
280.What is a Flat Golf Swing?
281.What is a Knock-Down Golf Shot?
282.What is a Rotary Golf Swing?
283.What Is The Correct Hand Rotation On The Back Swing, Golf Tip
284.What Is The Correct Right Hand Position At Impact, Golf Tip
285.What is the Correct Swing Tempo in Golf?
286.What Is the Golf Swing Path?
287.What Is The Pivot Point In The Golf Swing? Golf Tip
288.What Is the Proper Golf Swing?
289.What Makes the Golf Ball Curve?
290.What Should The Movement Of Arms Be During Chip Shots, Golf Tip
291.What You Can Tell From Your Divots, Golf Tip
292.When Should you Hinge your Wrists in the Backswing? Golf Tip
293.Where And Why Should The Club Be Pointed At The Top Of The Golf Swing?
294.Why Do I Thin The Golf Ball?
295.Why Is Slicing So Common In Golf?
296.Why The Hands Should Be In Front Of Ball At Impact, Golf Swing Tip
297.Why You Need to Accelerate at the Bottom of Your Golf Swing
298.Why Your Follow-Through Should Bring Your Head Up, Golf Tip