Now, you don’t have to.
This step-by-step guide will teach you how to smooth out your swing easily, naturally, powerfully, and gracefully.
Golf swing is actually simple and easy to learn.
But the problem is many golfers have a wrong concept of how to execute a good golf swing. Even if you’ve been playing golf for years already, it’s possible that what you think of how to make a golf swing is wrong.
In this lesson, you will learn the basic fundamentals of a golf swing and discover tips on how to make an effortless golf swing.
Plus, you will have practical drills and exercises to improve your golf swing.
How to Hold the Golf Club
Relax your forearms and release the tension. You should grip the club tight enough to control it and loose enough to be able to move it smoothly. If you are relaxed, you are more likely to hit the ball farther.
If your forearms are relaxed, you will be more relaxed in making a smooth swing. It is going to be a lot easier to smooth out your swing easily.
When you set up, you’re probably thinking you want to hit the ball hard and long. The pressure is building up and it creates a lot of tension in your arms. Loosen up the muscles in your forearms. You should be able to move the club loosely in any direction but also tight enough to control it.
Actually, it’s not just your forearms that have tension. Tension in your shoulder, back, hips, knees, and arms will negatively affect your golf swing.
How to Setup Your Golf Swing
Stand with your feet at shoulder width apart. Left hand is positioned below your right hand if you’re a right-handed golfer.
Bend forward by hinging your hips. Do not bend your neck forward. Your shoulders should just be way above your toes.
Put pressure on the balls of your feet and not on your heels. Your spine should tilt a little bit forward but maintain a straight and not rounded back.
Be careful not to over straighten your back because it will restrict your movement.
Stick your butt out.
Do not slump your shoulders forward. Side bend to the right by lowering your right shoulder a little bit. Your right shoulder should be lower than your left shoulder. Consequently, your upper body should tilt slightly to the right.
Hang your arms freely and naturally in front of you.
Your hands should be inside your left thigh or a little in front of the ball.
The position of the golf ball influences your angle of attack and the club path. If the ball is positioned back, then you will hit it on the way down and swing more to the right. If it is positioned forward, then you will hit it on the way up and swing more to the left.
Square the clubface with the leading edge of the club.
Transfer weight on the right foot. Put pressure on the inside of your right foot from the heel to the ball. Don’t sway too far.
How to Backswing Properly
As you start your takeaway, turn your right hip up to 45 degrees and right shoulder up to 90 degrees if you are a right handed golfer. Push the club with your left arm up to the end of your backswing. The right hand will just support the club.
Do not pick up the club with your hands and arms. This way your body will be fully coiled as you get to the top of your swing. Your arms and hands are kind of following the lead of your body.
When the club is on the waist level height, the leading edge of the club should be pointing up.
Start slow and gradually increase your swing speed by turning your right hip and shoulder.
As you get a full turn, the hands and arms follow. Get your arms and club on plane.
Make a full power turn. Your hips should turn to the right up to 45 degrees back while your shoulder should rotate around 90 degrees back. If you turn fully, then you are able to get a big arc and a full swing in the backswing. You now have a longer path and more time to accelerate as you transition to the downswing.
If you just turn your shoulders at around 45 degrees, then you will feel cramped for time and do the downswing hastily.
Again, this is very important, turning your right shoulder around 90 degrees is the key element to a smooth easy golf swing. Doing so will give you more time to build momentum gracefully.
How to Make a Perfect Downswing
As you reach the top of your swing and transition for a smooth downswing, start slow as your club goes down. It will appear that you are pausing at the top but you are just actually waiting for the club head to flex to its maximum point before starting the downswing. Hence, you can’t pinpoint exactly when the backswing stops and when the downswing starts.
SKLZ Gold Flex is very efficient tool to help you feel the right time to start your downswing. Pull the club with your right arm right down to the downswing until the end of the follow-through.
Your hips will lead the way as you start your downswing.
How To Get a Great Follow Through In The Golf Swing
As you go through, your hips should face the direction of the target. Turn your right foot until only your toes touch the ground.
Transfer weight to the center of the left foot.
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Golf Swing Drills at Home
You want to hit the ball straight so you move the club back in a straight line and down through a straight line.
Sounds good, right?
The club should not travel in a straight line because a golf swing is an arc around your body. This means that the club should move in the target line, back to the target line, and then in the target line again.
Aside from the path that the club travels, one thing that you should focus on is the direction of club face. The face should turn open on the way back. Then the face will close to a square position on the way down to impact.
Do these drills frequently so that you will build muscle memory. The more repetition you do, the more the motion will become ingrained in your muscle memory.
It doesn’t matter if your flexible or not, if you’re heavy or slim, if you’re strong or average. You can learn how to make an easy golf swing that gets distance.
It’s easy to be overwhelmed with where your arm should be positioned, where the club is facing, when to shift weight, and when to turn your body.
If you’re struggling with having a slow smooth effortless easy-looking golf swing, then this step-by-step guide will help you master an easy golf swing.
It is vital to understand the correct golf stroke mechanics and what happens in a long shot that looks so effortless.
The key characteristic of a solid good golf swing is a timely coordination of the body rotation and arm swing. The power that is generated by the body is the fuel that increases clubhead speed. The problem with trying to slow down your swing is you tend to lose some distance.
The swing is happening with the arms. As you start down the swing, you build the speed gradually. The speed of your swing depends on your body’s rotation.
If you are basing your golf swing on coiling and uncoiling your body, then your arms are dependent on your body’s rotation. Your body is making your arm move.
Create power by loosening up your wrists as you coil and uncoil your body throughout the entire golf swing. This power made by your wrists’ whipping movement of the club increases your clubhead’s speed.
Get a good grip, posture, aim, and alignment. Take a wide stance, cock your wrist, turn your right shoulder, swivel your right arm over your left arm, re-hinge your wrists on follow-through.