Would you like to know how to swing golf clubs? For the beginning golfer, this will be the second step, coming just after you have developed the proper grip. The swing by itself is really not that important, as long as the club face meets the ball squarely; however, there are techniques to help improve how long and how straight your shots are, thus increasing your golf score. Follow these steps to help you swing a golf club effectively.
To swing a golf club, you will need:
- A golf club or clubs
- Golf balls
- Golf tees
- A driving range
- Maintain a smooth takeaway. As you begin to swing your golf club, it is important for you to move your arms, hands and shoulders simultaneously as you begin the diagonal away from the golf ball. Maintain your visual focus on the golf ball at all times. Keep good balance, with your feet firmly planted, shoulder width apart.
- Make sure that you have a complete backswing. This will produce more power in your downswing. If you are producing an effective, full backswing, you will notice that your chin will be touching your lead shoulder, and you will feel the tension of your turn between your hips and shoulders. This is were the stored power for your downswing lies when you are learning to swing your golf club.
- Begin your downswing. As you do this, you want to make sure that your hips pivot forward toward the golf ball before you begin to move your hands and arms. If the hands and arms are moving before you pivot the hips, this is called "rushing the shot", which will result in poor accuracy when learning to swing your golf club. By pivoting the hips first, you will assure greater accuracy and the release of the maximum stored power of your backswing, both of which will improve your golf scores.