If you’re an avid golfer, you can surely attest to the frustration of slicing or hooking a ball into the trees. I originally thought that simply ordering the Golf Channel through http://www.satellitetv-hq.com and watching the instructional videos would help improve my swing. However, I quickly found out that there was no quick-and-easy way to develop a consistent swing. You have to actually get out to the course and practiceand practice…and practice again. Here are the tips that were most helpful for me:
1) Swing with your arms and hands, not your body. Make sure you have a tight grip on the club without tensing up your forearms.
2) Keep your feet, hips and shoulders parallel to the ball.
3) Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart (you can go a little wider if it’s more comfortable) and make sure your weight is evenly distributed on the balls of your feet.
4) Make sure your swing occurs fluidly. If you’ve ever seen Charles Barkley swing a golf club, you know what I’m talking about. Your arms, hips and shoulders should all rotate in one harmonic motion.
5) Make sure your head remains down until you have completely finished your swing. Too many golfers tend to lift their head up as soon as they make contact with the ball.