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A Basic Explanation On The Basic Golf Swing

If you have ever been on the golf course or a driving range and have tried to use all your strength in the basic golf swing so that you can hit the ball as far as possible, then you already understand that this technique does not work very well. In fact, you were probably lucky if you hit the ball and if you did manage to make contact with the ball it probably went no where near the direction you wanted it to go.

One of the reasons that your ball didn’t go in the right direction and/or maybe it didn’t even go as far as you thought it would go is because even though it does take strong conditioned muscles to hit the ball a great distance, it doesn’t mean that hitting the ball with all your might is the best approach.

When you are golfing, it is important to remember that you should get your power from your body rather than your arms. It takes practice to learn to power your club with your body rather than your hands and arms. It will help if you try to imagine you are dragging the ball into the air.

Tip: Once you have taught yourself to consistently hit the ball, next is to get your swing down right. Think of the club as the pendulum in a grandfather clock.

Hitting the ball with the basic golf swing is more physics than strength.

For example, if you look at a bag of clubs you will notice that each club is designed differently. Each club is designed to do a certain job at a certain distance so choosing the right club will also help with the basic golf swing.

A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to make sure that you are gripping the club correctly. This is incredibly important because it is one of the easiest problems to fix, if your shot is suffering. Make sure that you match up your grip on the club with how your hands hang naturally at your side.

Tip: When getting ready for a shot, make sure that your keeping your chin and head up. Let your arms hang naturally, maintain minimal knee bend and bend your elbows slightly inward.

Once you are able to pick out the proper club and be able to control that club then and only then can you begin to work on power. You should also know that power does not always mean strength. You don’t have to be a body builder to make long tee shots but you do need to condition you golfing muscles.

Also you need to know how to position your body for the proper basic golf swing so the club will connect with the ball at the correct angle to get the most out of the club and the swing.

Over time, club heads can become loose and eventually fall off. Don't find out the hard way when the head of your club flies into the water on the 10th hole. Periodically check the status of your clubs by trying to twist the head from the shaft. If there is any give, take them to your favorite repair shop right away.

Tip: If your golfing putts need work, there are a couple of easy drills to get them up to snuff. One easy exercise is to throw a dime a short ways and try to get the ball to land on it.

Practice, practice, and more practice will be the only way for you to learn the basic golf swing. Unfortunately, there is no magical dust that you can sprinkle over yourself or your clubs to give you the basic golf swing. The best way to learn is to have someone whether its and instructor or a friend, but have them show you the basic golf swing and then practice that swing over and over until you can do it without even thinking about it.

There is some golf stretching exercises that have been known to be somewhat effective is stretching out and conditioning the proper muscles that a golfer uses and with the proper conditioning it will help with the movements to the basic golf swing.

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