Everything about Used Golf Clubs 

Home  |  Used Golf Clubs  |  Popular Golf Clubs  |  Articles 

 

Quick Links >   Clone golf clubs - Custom golf clubs - Used golf balls


Golf Swing Tips for Beginners

Golf swing tips for beginners will greatly cut down on the number of rookie mistakes you can make when you are first starting out. The most common errors for new golfers are the slice, the hook, topping, insufficient distance, and consistency. Here are some common mistakes as well as some tips to correct them:

The Slice

A slice is any shot that veers to the right of the intended line to the target, even if it starts out in the direction that it was supposed to go. A slice is the result of a clubface that is in the open position when it makes contact with ball and is usually caused by an incorrect swing curve. When you swing, if the clubface opens when you make contact with the ball, depending on where it makes contact, you will either have either a slice or a hook.

Golf Swing Tips For Beginners: Shifting your weight properly will help correct a slice problem. If you do not shift you weight to the right during the backswing, the club head does not close all the way, and will be open when it makes contact with the ball. This is because if you don't shift your weight to the right during the backswing, the weight on the left hand side of your body will lead the clubface to make contact with the ball on the left hand side and send the ball to the right of the intended target.

The Hook

A hook, as opposed to the slice is any ball that veers to the left of the intended line to the target. A hook is the result of a clubface that is in the closed position when it comes in contact with the ball. This can be caused by an incorrect grip. If your hands are turned too far to the right or the left when you address the ball, you will either have a slice or a hook. The position of the left wrist can also cause a tilted clubface during a swing, thus also causing a hook.

Golf Swing Tips for Beginners: The way to stop tilting the clubface is to make sure that your grip is correct when addressing the ball. Whether you use the neutral grip, the overlapping grip, or the left-hand-below grip; make sure that you don't turn your hands to far to the left or the right. As well, your wrist should be in perfect alignment with your forearm at the top of the backswing.

Topping

Topping, a term that means hitting the ball too far above center, is the most common mistake that beginners make. Topping the ball, or hitting the ball off center, is what prevents it from becoming airborne. Topping is usually a result of the club head being too high, because new golfers are afraid that they will strike the ground instead of the ball. The goal here is to hit the ball right in the center.

Usually, there are three times when topping occurs. First, as just mentioned, the clubface strikes the ball on top, thus preventing it from becoming airborne. Second, if the club is too far to the right of the ball, it will make contact on the upward swing. Third, if the club makes contact too far to the left, the club head will also be too high for a proper hit. In other words, the way to prevent topping is to hit the ball dead center.

Golf Swing Tips for Beginners: Make sure that your hands are high enough in the air on the backswing so that when you make contact with the ball, your arms are close to the body when you make contact with the ball. If your hands are not high enough on the back swing, you arms will move forward and you will not hit the ball in the center. Also, since the club always has a tendency to send the ball in the direction that the shaft is pointed, make sure that the shaft is pointed in the direction of the intended target.

Another reason for topping is an improper shoulder plane. If your stance is correct, your left shoulder should dip down slightly and you right shoulder should go up slightly. A flat shoulder plane or dipping the left shoulder down too much during the back swing will cause topping.

These are just some basic golf swing tips for beginners. The last of golf swing tips for beginners is that usually only one of these mistakes is holding you back. So don't get overwhelmed by trying to correct everything at once. By analyzing a pattern of what is going on during each round of golf, you will be able isolate what one aspect of your game you need to work on, which will improve your game at a much quicker rate.



Share/Save/Bookmark

 

Back to Used Golf Clubs
 

Bookmark Us  ::  Golf Resources  ::  Terms of Use  ::  Site Map  ::  Contact Us 

Copyright © 2004 - 2018 Used-Golf-Clubs-Guide.com. All Rights Reserved.