No two golf swings can be similar but there are certain ground rules that can be applied to all golf swings. Here are some basic principles that a novice could use to improve his golf swing:
- The ball has to be addressed in a proper manner. The ball must be placed on the tee and the player must stand at a distance of around 3 feet from the ball with feet positioned towards the target.
Getting the right balance is important to improve a beginner’s golf swing. The correct balance comes from proper weight distribution of the feet and also by not moving your head around too much. Your eyes should be on the ball during the golf swing since you can’t hit the ball if you can’t see it. Most people have a standard grip. So if you are one of them keep your elbows close to your body and place the club head behind the ball. When you start the backswing, turn your shoulders and back while simultaneously shifting your weight to your right foot. At the top of your backswing, your back will be turned towards the target. The downswing is again triggered by the shifting of weight to the left foot.
When you begin the down swing, your weight has to be shifted back to your left foot. Then your left knee should move towards the target followed by your left hip, left shoulder and finally your hands in a sequential manner. The golf swing should be done in one movement without pausing the club at the top of the backswing. Keep your eyes on the ball for the entire shot and avoid jerking your head. Looking up at the time of contact of the club with the ball may result in missing the ball altogether. After you strike the ball with your downswing, you must follow through. This is perhaps the most significant part of your golf swing. However, if you have the backswing and downswing down pat, you won’t have to think too much about the follow through. During your golf swing, your motto should be to maintain uniform speed throughout. Don’t begin the backswing slowly and then try to increase the pace as you start the downswing to hit the ball.
Perfecting a golf swing especially in the case of beginners may take some time and effort. But knowing the correct way to swing will improve your game by leaps and bounds.