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 Golf Swing Rotation Problems
2.5 Golf Tips on How to Hit Better Drives
3.A Few Chipping Points on How to Improve Consistency
4.A Proper Shoulder Turn Could be the Key to Eliminating Your Golf Slice
5.A Stable Head Leads to a Balanced Golf Swing
6.About The Golf Swing 41-50
7.Accelerate at Bottom of Golf Swing, Not Top
8.Accuracy in the Short Game
9.Adding Distance with Long Drive Swing Techniques
10.Angles in the Golf Swing: Clubface Direction
11.Angles in the Golf Swing: Compressing the Golf Ball
12.Angles in the Golf Swing: It is All in the Hands
13.Angles in the Golf Swing: Left Hand is the Key
14.Angles in the Golf Swing: Wrist Action
15.Are You Taking the Golf Club Back Far Enough?
16.Attack On the Upswing For Longer Drives – Golf Tip
17.Avoid Chili-Dip by Accelerating on Chip Shots: Golf Tip
18.Back Leg Keys a Powerful Golf Swing
19.Ball Against Back Lip of Bunker: Super-Steep Golf Swing
20.Basket Golf Drill Will Eliminate Pushed Shots
21.Benefits Of A Square Clubface At Impact – Golf Tip
22.Best Ball Striking Golf Swing By Keeping Eyes Level
23.Best Golf Drill Ever? Feet-Together Instills Balance, Rhythm
24.Best Golf Swing 11-20
25.Best Golf Swing 31-40
26.Best Technique For Golf Chipping
27.Best Way To Deal With Blind Shots on the Course
28.Best Way to Improve Your Golf Swing: Keep it Low-Maintenance
29.Better Golf Shots With a Square Club Face
30.Bowed Left Wrist to Square Clubface – Golf Tip
31.Break Wrists Early on Short Pitch Shots – Golf Tip
32.Cause And Cure Of Too Much Leg Drive – Golf Swing Tip
33.Causes And Cures Of Restricted Follow Through – Golf Swing Tip
34.Causes and Cures: Fat or Thin Golf Chip Shots
35.Causes and Cures: Golf Shots Off the Club’s Heel
36.Causes and Cures: Golf Shots Off the Club’s Toe
37.Chip Videos Top 5
38.Chipping Tips Top 10
39.Chipping Tips, From Just Off the Green How to Chip Golf Tip
40.Connected Golf Swing Yields More Power And Accuracy
41.Correct Back Leg for Increased Golf Power
42.Correct Golf Swing Flaws by Using Big Muscles
43.Correct Poor Balance by Holding Your Finish – Golf Tip
44.Correct Wrist Bend for Close in Pitch Shot – Golf Tip
45.Correct Your Golf Swing 91-100
46.Correct Your Golf Swing Tips 71-80
47.Create More Clubhead Lag with this Simple Golf Drill
48.Cures For Your Golf Swing 81-90
49.Deceleration: Deadly During the Golf Swing
50.Divots Provide Valuable Golf Swing Info
51.Does The Left Hip Move Upwards In The Down Swing? Golf Swing Tip
52.Don’t Get “Stuck” on the Downswing – Golf Tip
53.Double Cross Golf Swing Fault
54.Enhance your Accuracy and Lower Your Golf Scores
55.Fast Down Swing Hip Turn To Generate More Club Head Speed – Golf Swing Tip
56.Feet Direction Key for Solid Golf Stance
57.Find Bottom of Your Golf Swing for Pure Contact
58.Fingers Play Key Role in the Golf Swing
59.Fix Your Golf Swing Tips 61-70
60.Fix Your Hook By Slowing Your Hands – Golf Tip
61.Full Chest Rotation Can Produce Longer Golf Drives
62.Fundamental #1 – Match Tempo to Personality
63.Fundamental #4 – Carry Tempo into Short Game
64.Fundamental Tempo #2 – Avoid Intentional Changes
65.Gain Distance With This Release Golf Drill
66.General Steps to Fix Your Golf Swing
67.Get Hip to Proper Golf Swing Rotation
68.Getting on Track to Eliminate Your Slice
69.Golf – Help To Get Up And Down More
70.Golf – How To Hit The Low Iron Stinger (Punch)
71.Golf Feet Alignment
72.Golf Posture Spine Angle
73.Golf Slot
74.Golf Spine Angle Drills
75.Golf Spine Tilt
76.Golf Swing How To: Best Way to Turn Your Hips
77.Golf Swing How To: Fix Your Hook
78.Golf Swing Path, Alter to Start Shots on Line
79.Golf Swing Plane: Understanding One vs. Two
80.Golf Swing Tempo
81.Golf Swing Thoughts: The All-Time Top 5
82.Golf Swing Tip: Align Left Arm With Shaft For A Wide Takeaway
83.Golf Swing Tip: Clear the Hips for Power, Accuracy
84.Golf Swing Tip: Open Clubface to Hit Intentional Hook
85.Golf Swing Tip: Weight Transfer from Start to Finish
86.Golf Tip: How to Stop Decelerating with Your Irons
87.Golf Tip: How to Stop Over-Rotating the Hands
88.Golf Tip: Importance of a One-Piece Takeaway
89.Golf Tip: Proper Weight Shift on the Takeaway and Downswing
90.Golf Tip: Start Swing With Left Arm And Shoulder
91.Golf Tip: The Low And Slow Takeaway
92.Having the Right Grip Leads to Straight Drives
93.Head Position Physical Mistakes
94.Help Me Cure My Golf Hook
95.Help Me Fix My Golf Slice
96.Help Stop My Golf Shanks
97.Help With Shanked Chip Shots
98.Hit Down To Get The Ball Up – Golf Tip
99.Hit the Three-Quarter Golf Shot
100.Hit Up with a Rising Club Head for Long Drives – Golf Tip
101.Hitting A Golf Fade Shot Off The Tee
102.How & Why: Stay Behind the Golf Ball
103.How a Late Release Can Ruin Your Golf Swing – and How You Can Fix It
104.How and Why Take Distance Off Approach Shots
105.How and Why: Correct Arm Rotation Key to Golf Swing
106.How and Why: Downswing Starts Before Backswing Ends
107.How and Why: Tuck Right Elbow in the Golf Swing
108.How Do I Hit A Simple Golf Flop Shot?
109.How Do I Shape The Golf Ball On Demand?
110.How Do I Stop Shanking The Golf Ball?
111.How Should the Clubhead Feel During the Golf Swing?
112.How To Be a Consistent Golf Ball Striker
113.How to Become a Shotmaker – Golf Swing Tip
114.How to Correct a Flat Golf Swing
115.How To Create A More On Plane Golf Swing
116.How to Create Acceleration through the Golf Ball
117.How To Create and Hit a Fade or Draw Golf Shot
118.How to Create Consistent Ball-Striking Golf Swing
119.How to Get Pure Contact: Pause at the Top – Golf Tip
120.How To Get The Ball To Stop On The Green – Golf Tip
121.How to Hit A Flop Golf Shot
122.How to Hit from the Back of the Bunker Shot – Golf Tip
123.How To Improve Your Golf Swing 111-120
124.How To Keep Arms Relaxed In The Down Swing – Golf Tip
125.How to Leverage Your Power with Downswing Squat – Golf Tip
126.How to Maintain Spine Angle in Golf
127.How to Practice Blind Shots 5 Ways
128.How to Prevent a “Frozen” Takeaway – Golf Tip
129.How To Release The Golf Club
130.How to Start Downswing Before Finishing Back Swing, Golf Tip
131.How To Stop Getting Stuck on the Downswing – Golf Tip
132.How To Stop Me Fatting My Golf Iron Shots
133.How To Stop Topping The Golf Ball
134.How To Strike Golf Irons Like A Tour Pro
135.How to Swing From the Top to a Full Finish – Golf Tip
136.How to Swing on Plane – Golf Tip
137.How to Take Your Good Golf Swing From Range to Course
138.How to Trigger the Downswing – Golf Tip
139.How to Use A Thomas Golf “Chipper” Club
140.Improve Ballstriking with Miller’s Top Golf Drill
141.Improve Downswing Transition with Simple Golf Drill
142.Improve Your Golf Swing Tempo With These Tips
143.Increase Power by Keeping Shoulders Closed – Golf Swing Tip
144.Inside-To-Outside is the Path to Better Golf
145.Is It Ok Letting The Head Move Beyond The Golf Ball At Impact ? – Golf Tip
146.Is Your Swing On Plane? Club Should Point At Target Line – Golf Swing Tip
147.Keep Swing Thoughts Short, Simple – Golf Tip
148.Keep the Shaft and Left Arm In Line for a Wide Takeaway – Golf Swing Tip
149.Know Your Golf Swing to Make In-Round Corrections
150.Laid-Off at the Top? Here’s Help – Golf Swing Tip
151.Learn from Your Golf Ball Flight – Slices and Hooks
152.Learn to Draw the Golf Ball for Extra Driver Distance
153.Legs Play Different Role in the Modern Golf Swing
154.Let Your Head Move on the Backswing – Golf Tip
155.Limit Backswing Sway to Increase Power – Golf Swing Tip
156.Load Up Your Backswing to Increase Driving Distance – Golf Swing Tip
157.Lower Hands to Hit a Draw – Golf Tip
158.Main Cause Of Shoulder Turn Too Short – Golf Swing Tip
159.Maintain Forward Bend Throughout Swing – Golf Tip
160.Make A Golf Chip Shot Spin More
161.Mechanics to Create a Connected Golf Swing
162.Muscle-Bound Golfers: Swing Involves More Than Just Arms – Golf Tip
163.Narrow Your Stance for Better Hip Turn – Golf Tip
164.New Advice On Golf Swing Rotation
165.New Advice On How to Hit Better Golf Drives
166.Nine-Ball Test will Improve Your Shotmaking
167.No-Backswing Golf Drill Can Improve Your Downswing
168.On The Back Swing, Should The Hip Turn Or Shoulder Turn First In The Golf Swing ? –
169.One-Handed Practice Swing Grooves Downward Strike – Golf Tip
170.One-Plane Golf Swing: Pros and Cons
171.Perfect Your Golf Swing 101-110
172.Practice to Improve Your Golf Motor Skills
173.Problem and Fix: Chip Shots Fat or Thin – Golf Tip
174.Problem of Not Getting the Golf Ball Up: Cure Hit Down Onto the Back of the Golf Ball
175.Proper Golf Swing Sequence
176.Proper Release Equals Better Golf Shots
177.Pull Down Right Elbow to Stop Casting Club
178.Quick Swing is OK, But Keep it Consistent, Golf Swing Lesson
179.Raise Hands to Hit a Fade – Golf Tip
180.Rebuild Your Golf Swing One Change At A Time
181.Release Club to Hit Running Chip Shot – Golf Tip
182.Right Hand Too Dominant Golf Swing, Cause And Cure – Golf Tip
183.Shallow Approach Key to Punch Shot Proficiency – Golf Swing Tip
184.Short Game Creativity
185.Should Left Heel Lift On the Backswing ? – Golf Tip
186.Should You Consider A Sweeping Swing ? – Golf Tip
187.Should Your Head Move During the Golf Swing?
188.Shoulders Under Chin for Proper Golf Swing Rotation
189.Sidehill Shots: Dealing with the Lack of Practice
190.Six Golf Swing Elements All Pro Golfers Share
191.Solid Foundation Golf Stance
192.Spine Angle at Address
193.Stay Relaxed and Supple to Maximize Distance
194.Step Through with Right Foot to Keep Left Side Stable – Golf Swing Tip
195.Stop Across-the-Line Backswing Move – Golf Tip
196.Stop Hitting the Ball Fat With This Simple Golf Drill
197.Stop Lifting and Start Swinging Your Golf Club
198.Stop Reverse Pivot With This Practice Golf Drill
199.Strong Left-Hand Grip to Square Clubface at Impact
200.Swing Left to Hit the Ball Straight – Golf Tip
201.Swing On Plane With Stand Bag, Golf Drill
202.Swing The Handle Golf Swing Teaching – Golf Tip
203.Swing Tips For Golf 51-60
204.Swing Upright to Cure the Shanks – Golf Swing Tip
205.Swing with Your Body’s Alignment, Not the Surroundings – Golf Swing Tip
206.Take “Too Much Club” for Better Approach Shots – Golf Tip
207.Takeaway: Don’t Forget the Shoulders – Golf Swing Tip
208.Taller Golfers: Use Height to Create Powerful Arc – Golf Tip
209.Tempo Fundamental #3 – A Steady Count
210.Tempo Fundamentals
211.Tension In The Golf Swing, Causes And Cure – Golf Tip
212.The “Stack and Tilt” Golf Swing: A Shift From Golf’s Fundamentals
213.The Best Way to Accelerate Nicely All The Way Through the Golf Ball?
214.The Golf Swing Basics 2023
215.The Importance of Feeling the Clubhead – Golf Tip
216.The Right Arm Golf Swing Sequence From Setup to Finish
217.The Role of Footwork in the Golf Swing
218.Think “Left Palm Up” to Stop Golf Hooks and Pulls
219.Think “Clubhead Outside the Hands” for Solid Takeaway – Golf Tip
220.This Years Top Swing Tips on Golf Drivers
221.This Years Top Tips on A Proper Shoulder Turn
222.This Years Top Tips on Hybrid Golf Clubs
223.This Years Top Tips on Irons
224.Three Tips For The Run Up Approach Shot
225.Three Top Tips for Getting Up and Down
226.Thumbs Up to Groove Powerful Late Release Tip
227.Tips to Cure an Early Golf Swing Release
228.Tips to Cure Your Pulled Golf Shots
229.Toe Up for Straighter Golf Shots
230.Top 10 Driver Tips Ever!
231.Top 2 Tips On Chicken Wing Slice
232.Top 2 Tips On How To Hit A Fade Or Draw
233.Top 2 Tips on Swing Release
234.Top 2 Tips on Toe Golf Shots
235.Top 3 Golf Swing Tempo Tips
236.Top 3 Golf Tips on Ball Striking
237.Top 3 Tips On Best Way to Swing on Plane
238.Top 3 Tips on Clear the Hips
239.Top 3 Tips on Driving Accuracy
240.Top 3 Tips on Golf Chipping
241.Top 3 Tips on Golf Weight Shift
242.Top 3 Tips on Hands Rotating
243.Top 3 Tips On Pausing at the top Backswing
244.Top 3 Tips on Pull Slice
245.Top 3 Tips on Pure Iron Shots
246.Top 3 Tips On Reverse Pivot
247.Top 3 Tips on Right Arm Swing Sequence
248.Top 3 Tips on Swing Follow Through
249.Top 3 Tips on the Takeaway
250.Top 3 Tips on Triggering the Downswing
251.Top 3 Tips on Weight Shift Takeaway to Follow Through
252.Top 3 Tips On Why It’s Best Hitting Down on the Ball
253.Top 3 Ways to Improve Your Golf Swing Tempo
254.Top 4 Tips on a Strong Golf Grip
255.Top 4 Tips on All About Footwork in the Golf Swing
256.Top 4 Tips On Best Way to Fix Shanks
257.Top 4 Tips On Best Ways to Fix Heel Shots
258.Top 4 Tips On Correct Balance
259.Top 4 Tips On Improving Swing Tempo
260.Top 4 Tips on Shots Off The Club’s Heel
261.Top 4 Tips on Stable Legs
262.Top 4 Tips on Tight Lies
263.Top 4 Tips on Topping the Ball
264.Top 4 Tips On Ultra-Wide Swing Arc, Davis Love III
265.Top 4 Tips To Cure Early Swing Release
266.Top 5 Golf Tips on How to Hit Better Irons Shots
267.Top 5 Tips on Downswing
268.Top 5 Tips on Drives Too Low
269.Top 5 Tips on Flat Swing Plane
270.Top 5 Tips on How to Address the Golf Ball
271.Top 5 Tips on Impact
272.Top 5 Tips on Spine Angle
273.Top Golf Swing Tips
274.Top Golf Swing Tips 21-30
275.Top Instructional Tips on Fairway Woods
276.Top Instructional Tips on Golf Ball Flight and Trajectory
277.Top Instructional Tips on Greenside Bunker Shot
278.Top Instructional Tips on Longer Drives
279.Top Tips Correcting Drives Going Too High
280.Top Tips on Ball Position
281.Top Tips on Cause and Cures of Push Slice
282.Top Tips On Golf Swing Path
283.Top Tips on Golf Takeaway
284.Top Tips on Golf Wrist Hinge
285.Top Tips on Hip Turn
286.Top Tips on How to Start the Swing
287.Top Tips on Knee Bend
288.Top Tips on Overlapping VS Interlocking Grip
289.Top Tips On Pulled Golf Shots
290.Top Tips on Shoulder Turn
291.Top Tips on Swing Plane
292.Top Tips on the Arms in the Golf Swing
293.Top Tips on Why to Hit Inside Part of the Ball
294.Touch Forearms for Proper Release Through Impact: Golf Tip
295.Try Trevino’s Unorthodox Power Fade Swing – Golf Tip
296.Unhinge Wrists Correctly for a Powerful Downswing – Golf Tip
297.Up Against It: Three Options When Swing is Obstructed – Golf Tip
298.Upright Golf Swing Technique And Benefits – Golf Tip
299.Use Fairway Swing to Escape Bunkers
300.Walk-Through Swing Encourages Good Rotation – Golf Swing Tip
301.What are the Correct Stances for Different Golf Clubs?
302.What Are The Square Club Face Checkpoints Throughout The Golf Swing ? – Golf Tip
303.What Do You Need To Carry In Your Golf Bag?
304.What Does it Mean to “Set the Golf Club at the Top”?
305.What Is A Compact Golf Swing?
306.What is a Flat Golf Swing?
307.What is a Knock-Down Golf Shot?
308.What is a Quality Golf Swing – How to Build it From Top to Bottom
309.What is a Rotary Golf Swing?
310.What is the Best Way to Improve Your Control Over the Golf Ball?
311.What Is The Correct Hand Rotation On The Back Swing – Golf Tip
312.What Is The Correct Right Hand Position At Impact – Golf Tip
313.What is the Correct Swing Tempo in Golf?
314.What Is the Golf Swing Path?
315.What Is The Pivot Point In The Golf Swing ? – Golf Tip
316.What Is the Proper Golf Swing?
317.What Makes the Golf Ball Curve?
318.What Should The Movement Of Arms Be During Chip Shots – Golf Tip
319.What You Can Tell From Your Divots – Golf Tip
320.When Should you Hinge your Wrists in the Backswing ? – Golf Tip
321.Where And Why Should The Club Be Pointed At The Top Of The Golf Swing ? – Golf Tip
322.Why Do I Thin The Golf Ball?
323.Why Is Slicing So Common In Golf?
324.Why The Hands Should Be In Front Of Ball At Impact – Golf Swing Tip
325.Why You Need to Accelerate at the Bottom of Your Golf Swing
326.Why Your Follow-Through Should Bring Your Head Up – Golf Tip