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The Anatomy of a Golf Swing

The Anatomy of a Golf Swing The golf swing features many parts that must work together to execute a well-struck shot. A golfer must consider the stance, grip, swing and tempo when making a golf swing. Understanding the different aspects of the swing and practicing them on a driving range can be the key to consistently hitting accurate shots and, therefore, posting lower scores.
Grip The golf grip is the way the club is held in the golfer’s hand. For right-handed golfers, the left hand is at the top of the club with the right hand immediately below it. The positioning is reversed for left-handed players. There are three common kinds of grips: the baseball grip, in which both hands grip the club like a baseball bat; the interlocking grip, in which the pinky finger on the bottom hand and the pointer finger on the top hand interlock; and the Vardon grip, an overlapping grip in which the pinky finger of the bottom hand rests in the gap between the pointer finger and middle …

Amazing Golf Swing's five key skills

Amazing Golf Swing's five key skills

“Let's face it, golfers are pretty spoiled. They’re very spoiled, for the most part. They’ve grown up at a country club, they've usually grown up with some money, and they really haven't had to work for that much in their life. So it's hard for them to really buy in to college golf, because they're so used to being an individual, and everything being catered toward them.”
Josh Gregory, former head golf coach at Southern Methodist University and Augusta State, two-time national champion

A single-minded life isn’t exactly new terrain as far as professional athletes are concerned, but it was still eye-opening to spend a year on the front lines of the PGA Tour and witness just how devoted a golfer must be to his sport—to the exclusion of almost everything else. The player who makes compromises, or who can’t say no to unnecessary demands on his time, is the one who will crack.
I identified five core qualities that alm…

What are the Golf Swing mistakes to avoid?

What are the Golf Swing mistakes to avoid?

With all the moving parts of a golf swing, there are a thousand things that can go wrong. The driving range is a showcase of golf swing mistakes. But many golfers would improve dramatically just by eliminating big mistakes — foundational problems that instantly create a number of follow-on errors.




Here are some of the big mistakes you may be making with your golf swing: Not Warming Up Nothing will ruin your swing faster than trying to hit it 300 yards off the first tee without warming up. It’s more common than you think. This affliction is commonly observed on any local course on Saturday morning. Golfers either think they are too cool to warm up, or they don’t know how. Before the round, work through your bag by taking smooth swings with each club, starting with the wedges and progressing to fairway metals and driver. Limber, loose, warm muscles are the key to a relaxed, powerful swing. Wrong Clubs For some reason, many golfer…