Golf Tip #4 - Ball Striking

This is the fourth in a short series of features detailing tips that should get you playing better golf and enjoying the game even more. As with everything in the Golf section of the site, it is brought to you by The Walrus, who we thank for the input and the support.


People understand golf in different ways. What you tell one person may not work for another, but if you say the exact same thing in a different way the other person may love it. Golf is not an easy game but it can be simplified. This is the fourth in a selection of tips that may or may not suit you. 

If you are the type who practices regularly, why not try one or two of these at the range and see if they work for you. If they do not suit you, simply stop trying them. For best results consult a PGA Professional or any Teacher who promotes SIMPLE teaching. Technical is not always best. Very often it's just a few tips to get you hitting the ball better and when this brings confidence you are ready to up the level of teaching to help you enjoy the Greatest Game in the World, a lot more.

Ball Striking Tip #1 - Keep Your Hands Low

Limiting the height of the follow-through will effectively reduce the height of your shots. The lower the hands, the lower the ball-flight. Moving the ball back in your stance or choosing a stronger club and trying to swing easy are other ways to accomplish the same thing, but they’re less reliable and more difficult to execute. Instead, keep your hands low in the finish and the trajectory of your shots will be lower.

Ball Striking Tip #2 - Give Your Spine The Forearm (pretty technical)

Make sure you’re on-plane at the top of the swing to guarantee solid ball-striking and increased accuracy. Notice in the photo at left how the right forearm is parallel to the spine, the left wrist is flat and the elbows and arms form a tight triangle. These are indications that the golfer has rotated his shoulders into the backswing perfectly.

If you want to discuss these tips with fellow golfers why not pop along to The Walrus, which is quickly establishing itself as 'the' golfing pub in the city. Grab a beer, then sit and enjoy discussing any aspect of the Game of Kings and Gentlemanly Virtue to your hearts content in the company of similarly minded golfing fanatics. 


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