PGA Golf Swing Tips and Tricks
Swing Like A PGA Pro With These Golf Tips
Have you ever had a day at the golf course where no matter what you kept hitting over the top of the ball, or slicing it off to the right? Frustrating, I know. What’s even more frustrating is when you go home later that day, and look up loads of tutorials from YouTubers and golf gurus who claim they can help you improve your swing technique, but then the next time you play the problem persists. This can be the result of too much over thinking during the swing. I for one have had to replace more than one club due to angrily throwing them into the drink after one too many slices and shanks.
Allow yourself to learn from my mistakes. I have scoured the internet for golf lessons that I found to be suitable for golfers of all skill levels, and have compiled a list of the best swing tips for a consistent golf swing:
- Lose the steep swing and learn to shallow your golf club. Shallowing your swing is derived less from a ‘pulling down’ motion on your downswing and more of a core body rotation. Using your body to move the club instead of your arms can create more controlled swings, speed, and body momentum.
- Take care of your upswing. It is what guides the rest of your swing. If you start off your swing with proper timing and motion, the likelihood of a strong downswing and follow-through is high. In fact, if you were to watch videos of various golfers upswing in succession, you’d have an easy time picking out which ones had a good shot and who didn’t without watching the rest of the swing.
- Your golf shaft has natural lean, use it to your advantage. That’s right, the masterminds behind designing golf clubs went through a whole lot of trouble to make it work a certain way. Don’t fight a good thing, and use the design of the club to your advantage. This will help you move through an 18-hole golf course with ease.
- Warm up before playing a round of golf. I know it sounds like something your grandpa would tell you, but for me, my grandpa was an excellent golfer. Getting your blood flowing and muscles warmed up will increase your flexibility and precision. When your muscles aren’t warmed up before you start driving balls you’re more prone to injuring your back, hips, legs, and arms. Essentially, you can hurt your body. Golf may be a leisurely sport, however, that won’t stop swinging the club from putting your muscles and joints through stress.
After many golf swing gurus, I finally found an online coach that works for me. This golf coach extraordinaire’s name is George Gankas. He has a complete online academy with some of the best teaching aids I’ve ever seen. What I like most about his instruction is that he understands that each player has a slightly different swing and makes adjustments for that. This is especially true with one of his most popular courses on shallowing the golf club.