Any PGA pro will tell you that ingraining and practicing the core fundamentals of the golf swing is key to a consistently solid game. Here are a few vital golf tips and golf lessons that cover key elements of the golf swing including ball position, backswing golf tips and downswing golf tips. Practice these golf tips regularly and your progress will accelerate dramatically.
Ball Position Golf Tips
To hit crisp iron shots, you should hit downward on the golf ball. To achieve the downward blow, the golf ball should be positioned correctly in relation to your stance. So, to hit solid iron shots, practice these key golf tips and position your body so that the golf ball is:
• In the center of your stance for shorter irons including 8, 9 irons and wedges
• One golf ball forward from center for mid irons including 5, 6, and 7 irons
• Two golf balls forward from center for fairway clubs including 3 and 5 woods and hybrid clubs
• Three golf balls forward from center for your driver
Full Swing Golf Tips
When executing your backswing, rotate the club, arms and body back together while shifting your weight to the inside of your back leg. Hinge your wrists as they approach waist level. At the top of the backswing, ensure your leading arm is straight, most of your body weight is on the inside of your back leg and that your rear knee is flexed. Your shoulders should be rotated up to 90 degrees at the top of your backswing while your hips are rotated 30 to 45 degrees.
When you initiate the downswing, shift your weight to your front leg. Your hips, arms and shoulders will naturally follow this weight shift and unwind to the impact position. At impact, check that your head is behind the ball. Continue turning your body after impact so that your arms and club extend toward the target after impact (release position).
To ensure proper body movement throughout the golf swing, here are a few quick golf tips to check at the finish position of your golf swing:
• Belt buckle faces your target
• Club is wrapped around your shoulder with club head directed toward target line.
• 90% of your weight is on front leg
• Back foot is upright on its toes.
These key golf tips will help you on the practice range to increase your confidence and sharpen your golf ball hitting techniques.