Swing Tips For Golf 51-60

    Try Trevino’s Unorthodox Power Fade Swing - Golf Tip

    1. Try Trevino’s Unorthodox Power Fade Swing - Golf Tip



    In his prime, the “Merry Mex” was a virtuoso who could play any shot shape on command. But his favored shot was the fade, which curves left to right, lands softly and is easier to control than a draw. Trevino's swing is unorthodox, and so is his method for hitting the fade. The conventional way is to align the body left of target, aim the clubface at the target, and swing along the line of the body. Trevino follows the first two steps, but swings down the target line rather than with his body.

    Golf Tip: Start Swing With Left Arm And Shoulder

    2. Golf Tip: Start Swing With Left Arm And Shoulder



    An effortless swing begins with a low and slow takeaway. In fact, low and slow is a very common phrase used to describe the start of the golf swing. Bobby Jones once said, It is not possible to take the club back too slow, while Jack Nicklaus is famous for stating the takeaway is the most important 18 inches of the golf swing. Nearly every other PGA or LPGA player will agree on the importance of the start of the golf swing.

    Find Bottom of Your Golf Swing for Pure Contact

    3. Find Bottom of Your Golf Swing for Pure Contact



    Before learning how to locate the bottom of your swing, it's good to know why this is important. In short: To hit pure iron shots, the ball should be positioned behind the bottoming-out spot. This ensures striking the ball with a descending blow, compressing it against the turf to create velocity and backspin. Here's a little fact to drive home the point: A tour pro's swing typically bottoms out 3” – 4” beyond the ball.

    Does The Left Hip Move Upwards In The Down Swing? Golf Swing Tip

    4. Does The Left Hip Move Upwards In The Down Swing? Golf Swing Tip



    There is a lot going on in the downswing phase of your golf swing – and it all happens very quickly. Most golfers are able to get from the top of the swing down to impact in just a fraction of a second, meaning you don't really have any time to think about what is happening. Your job is to prepare your body and the club for the downswing during the backswing and transition, and then simply hold on as the club rips through the hitting area.

    Touch Forearms for Proper Release Through Impact: Golf Tip

    5. Touch Forearms for Proper Release Through Impact: Golf Tip



    The release is perhaps the biggest mystery in the golf swing. Most golfers know that they need to release the club through impact, but very few do it correctly. When done properly, the release is able to use all of the potential energy that you have built up during your swing. A great release is the final piece of the puzzle that makes is possible to hit long and straight golf shots. Of course, if you don't release the club correctly, problems will quickly arise.

    Golf Tip: How to Stop Decelerating with Your Irons

    6. Golf Tip: How to Stop Decelerating with Your Irons



    The concept of hitting through the ball is one of the most important in the game of golf. As your club head approaches the ball, it should be gaining speed rather than slowing down. Unfortunately, many amateur golfers decelerate the club head on the way through impact, leading to a loss of distance, poor contact, and inconsistent results. If you want your ball striking to live up to its potential, accelerating the club through the hitting area is one of the key fundamentals that you will need to master.

    Stop Hitting the Ball Fat With This Simple Golf Drill

    7. Stop Hitting the Ball Fat With This Simple Golf Drill



    There aren't very many shots that you can hit on the golf course which will be more frustrating than a fat shot. A golf shot is considered fat when you hit the ground prior to hitting the ball. This mistake means that the club loses almost all of its speed before hitting the shot, and the ball usually wont travel very far. If you are trying to hit over some kind of trouble on that particular shot, such as a pond or a bunker, your ball is likely going to come up short and land in the hazard. Hitting your shots the right distance is a key skill on the golf course, and you can only do that consistently if you can avoid hitting fat shots.

    Problem and Fix: Chip Shots Fat or Thin, Golf Tip

    8. Problem and Fix: Chip Shots Fat or Thin, Golf Tip



    The ability to consistently chip the ball close to the hole is something that you should work hard to acquire in your golf game. Everyone misses greens – even the best players in the world – so chipping the ball close to set up an easy par putt is vital if you would like to post good scores. Taking three shots instead of two to get down from the side of the green will add up quickly on your card, and it is no exaggeration to say that a quality chipping game could save you five strokes or more in every single round.

    What is a Flat Golf Swing?

    9. What is a Flat Golf Swing?



    One of the great things about golf is the many different ways that you can choose to swing the club. There is no one 'right way' to swing, which means that each player on the course has a slightly different method that they use to hit shots. Sure, there are common traits that are seen between players, but everyone has something unique within their mechanics. It is the job of each golfer to uncover the style of swing that will allow them to reach their potential on the course.

    Cause And Cure Of Too Much Leg Drive, Golf Swing Tip

    10. Cause And Cure Of Too Much Leg Drive, Golf Swing Tip



    >A golf swing with too much leg drive will typically see a golfer aggressively thrust forward with the hips and lower body coming into impact with a ‘reverse c’ body shape. Many great golfers throughout the history of the game have used a powerful leg drive through the ball, such as Jack Nicklaus. However, better technology and new coaching techniques have allowed golfers to quieten the low body through impact leading to more consistent ball striking.