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How To Perfect Your Golf Swing


One of the keys to playing a good game of golf is having a proper swing. This is a lot harder than it looks. A lot of people who have never gone golfing seem to think that all they need to do is walk up to the golf tee, swing their club and hit the ball. In fact, a lot of professional golfers seem to make it look this easy, but there is a definite technique to it. The good news is that a basic golf swing will help you whether you are playing on one of the many local golf courses near you or on a more advanced San Diego golf course. Still, you will want to learn how to swing a golf club before you search for golf courses with a golf course finder or make any last minute tee times, and these tips might help you with that.

1. Your Stance

The first step to developing a good swing is to have a proper stance. When you step up to the golf tee, you should have your front foot slightly ahead of the ball. If you're right-handed, your front foot will be your left. If you're left-handed, it will be your right foot. Stand with your feet and shoulders square with each other, bend your knees slightly and make sure that you are standing the proper distance from the ball. You can judge your distance by standing in front of the ball and holding your golf club in front of you while keeping your arms straight. The ball should come to the middle of the club while your arms are extended.

2. Your Backswing

The key to having a proper backswing is to rotate your body as opposed to simply lifting the club with your arms. Your weight should shift from the ball of your front foot to the ball of your back foot. Bend your wrists and elbows as you swing back. Your club should be almost parallel to the ground when it's lifted above your head. Be careful not to swing too fast; it's too easy to mess up your swing and end up with a poor shot if you swing too fast and too hard. Your backswing should be a slow, smooth motion.

3. Following Through

Like your backswing, following through and making contact with the ball should be more about rotating your lower body and shifting your weight. It should also be relatively slow; swinging too slowly won't allow you to get much distance from the golf tee, but swinging too quickly will increase the chances that your swing is too sloppy. As you rotate your lower body, your upper body should be facing the ball and your head should be kept down. 

Having a good golf swing may look simple, but it's actually one of the hardest things for a novice golfer to learn. Keep practicing on local golf courses or driving ranges, and eventually your swing will become second nature. Remember to keep your head down, don't swing too fast or too hard and focus on rotating your lower body.

If you're looking for some convenient tee times, San Diego has some great golf courses that will give you plenty of chances to practice your game. For more information on San Diego tee times at one of the best local golf courses in the area, simply click here to take a look at what's available at Riverwalk Golf Club, and have fun golfing!

Posted by admin at Jul 19, 2014 Category: Golf
Tags: Golf, Golf Club, Golf Course, Tee Times San Diego, San Diego, Riverwalk, Riverwalk Golf Club