Everyone wants a simple repeatable swing that they can count on. There has been so much written on the mechanics of a golf swing that you can easily become overwhelmed. If you are a beginning golfer you are probably wondering why such a simple movement has been broken down to such an extent it seems as complicated as building a nuclear reactor.
On this site we go with KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid.) For the full swing we break down things down into setup, backswing, downswing, and follow through. Four areas that we will help you improve so you can start hitting long, accurate shots on the course.
Most golfers overlook one of the most important parts of the swing and that is the setup. You can’t execute a good swing if you are not positioned over the ball correctly. It all starts with the grip. In learning how to grip the golf club the keys to remember are do it the same way every single time, keep the club in your fingers, and keep your pressure light.
When standing over the ball you want to have an athletic stance. Your knees should be slightly bent with the middle of your shoulders being directly over the top of both your knee cap and the ball of your foot. Your weight should be balanced evenly with your feet, knees, hips, arms, shoulders, and eyes pointing parallel to your target.
Your takeaway should be smooth with the butt end of your club continuing to point towards your belly button. As your hand travels from the starting position to the right side of your right leg you should not be hinging your wrists at all, the only movement is with the shoulders turning.