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.

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