Beginner’s Guide to Golf Club Swing
If you are a beginner at this oldest sport of history, this guide is worth reading for you. Here in this guide, we are going to cover the very basics of how to swing a golf club with further relevant information too.
First, you must know the different parts of a golf club. There are three main parts of a golf club irrespective of their types.
Different types of golf clubs are based on different distances and purposes. The sewing of the club is going to be different too. So here are the 5 major types of clubs that you need to know before you get into the swing of a club.
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Driver club is for a powerful hit and potentially for the straight & longest hit in golf. This club is used for expected 5 strokes to par or 4 strokes to par. A professional golfer would cover the distance of 220 yards and 200 yards in the case of man and woman respectively.
Wood clubs have a loft and this goes long distances too. The clubhead is not made of wood as the name suggests instead it is made of different types of metals. The loft in the club helps them get more height than a driver.
Hybrids clubs are a combination of wood and iron types clubs.
Iron clubs are used off the tee for a relatively shorter distance to the hole. Normally the case of less distance than 180 yards makes the iron club useful.
Wedges are known as rescue clubs too. These sorts of clubs have a maximum loft. With lob wedge clubs a professional golfer can take a shot-creating angle up to 68 degrees. This club is useful in the sand, bankers to take a rescue hit.
This club’s purpose is to get the ball into the hole as you can understand from the literal meaning of this club. So no sewing is involved here with this club.
Swing of a golf club:
As a beginner make sure you understand that the driver club is for long-distance with a relatively straight hit. So here you need the ball higher from the grass to keep the ball height the same as the sweet spot of the clubhead. This will help to avoid the backspin of the ball and control the ball height too. To remind you that you may take a shot without tee also. That in case you are using another club than a driver that has less clubface height.
Now since you need to make a powerful hit, spread your legs to get a perfect balance of your body. Place the ball towards the heel inside of the left foot instead of placing it in the middle of both legs.
The grip of the golf club:
Not to grip the club very tight.
First of all, there is no perfect grip guideline. It actually depends on your comfort to make a perfect shot. Different great players in history had different grips in golf.
More importantly, all people don’t have the same strength to grip the right hand and left hand.
You may already assume that the grip is going to be different with different types of clubs. Of course, your grip with driver, iron, etc. & putters is going to be different.
So the grip of the club is already depending on many points. Yet we are going to focus on some very basics of full sewing for beginners.
Grip the base of the club with the left hand first. The thumb finger of your left hand should be directed towards the destination where you want to hit the ball to have a strong grip. Here you need to know that there are a neutral grip and weak grip too. But as a beginner, we always suggest a strong grip to try first. Place your right hand in front of the left hand in such a way the thumb finger must place straight towards the shaft of the club.
May interlock the small fingers of both hands for better grip and control over the club.
Rotation of shoulder:
Make a triangle of your both hand and shoulder line while you grip the club. Both the hand must move together and parallel. While rotating the shoulder you need to bend your body a little forward keeping the legs straight to reach the ball with a club.
While the halfway of top sewing the arm and the club will create a 90-degree angle. Be aware not to move your arms very close to the body.
When you are at the top sewing of your motion, make sure the club head is not towards up or down. Neither is very close to the body. It must be directed towards the target.
Up and down of body:
As your body approaches to take the shot from top sewing to bottom sewing, your body needs to have up movement from down to support lifting the ball. This is to make sure you can lift the ball enough to hit with the sweet part of the clubhead. Here you need to be careful that you don’t hit from underneath the ball this will create the reverse spin of the ball and loose the power eventually and lose the distance too. Oppositely, a beginner has always a chance to play over the ball and miss.
You need to be careful about moving your knees and waist to support your arms and shoulders to reach the end of top sewing.
Shifting weight from right to left to gain momentum:
When you go towards the bottom sewing to hit the ball, the shoulder must approach together maintaining the same triangle that has been created at the very beginning of the sewing.
Keep the left leg straight as possible. This left leg will subconsciously generate the pressure required. Bend your right leg keeping it in the same position. One checkpoint here is to keep the toe of the right leg grounded and lift the heel to reach the end of the follow-through.
Follow through after the hit:
Once you have hit the ball, just don’t stop or relax there. Keep the same momentum and finish the follow-through till the club reaches the top of your shoulder to finish a circle.