We are going to change it up this week and give you people who’d like to learn golf some advice.
If you’re a newcomer to golf find a good golf coach. Golf can be one of the most frustrating activities you have ever attempted. The way your body is used with muscle movement can make the game very challenging. But after you have mastered the basics it can be one of the most rewarding games you may ever play. A good idea how of the basics will help you enjoy it more once you hit the course.
If you have never golfed before you may be tempted to grab and grip the club like you were playing baseball. It will definitely feel un-natural at first, but it’s important you get used to using a proper grip on the club. With the palm of your hand use the hand closest to the hole as your lead. With your thumb running across the top to the bottom. With the hand furthest from the hole place it below your other hand. You will want to interlock your back hand pinkie finger with the lead hand pointer. Also running down the grip will be your back hand thumb.
Standing in front of the ball is the most important thing we can discuss today. Other names for this is your Approach. You will bend your knees slightly, leaning over the ball slightly but without hunching over too much. You want your arms in front of you but not too far. Your shoulders should look down directly on your feet below. The rest I encourage you to have your coach show you in person. If you find a good coach he will be able to teach you the basics and before you know it you’ll be graduating from the newbie class.
There are three main keys to your swing – Follow through, Take away and Impact. Each one is very important and play a huge roll on how you hit the ball. You have already demonstrated correct approach and grip, so all that’s left is to hit the ball straight. For new golfers it’s important to keep both feet planted during impact and take away. You shouldn’t move your head or upper body too much during the swing. Keep your arm straight as possible as you bring the club back, as you rotate your hips and moving your weight to your back foot. When you come forward your hips should have a forward rotation as your weight shifts to your front foot. Look directly at your ball as you swing through it. If you’re looking for lessons please contact us and we will recommend a great coach in your area. I’d like to welcome our newest member Justin Monk. If anyone needs help with their online business he is the man. You can find him here www.Justinmonkseo.com – I can testify he knows what he’s doing and very good at it. He has done wonders for our business.