Golf Fundamentals – Got ’em?

The correct fundamentals go a long way to helping you make a good golf swing. Having the proper grip, aim and set-up are all necessary for well struck golf shots.


We want to use one of the traditional golf grips, the Interlock, the overlap or the 10 finger. Getting your grip in the correct position is key since the hands are the only thing that connects you to the club. The grip must be in a good spot to produce a good swing. Check the link here to get a good grip.


Let’s talk about aim. Imagine you are standing on railroad tracks. For the right handed golfer, the track on the left is where your body is aimed, the track on the right is where your club face is aimed. These two aim points must be running parallel with each other to produce a straight ball flight. When we set up to the golf ball we want our shoulders over the hips, hips over the feet. This gets us in the best position to make a good golf swing.


Now set-up, also known as posture. A good posture has 3 bends. The most important bend is in the hips, keeping your back straight you bend at the hips. After the hips comes the knees. With the knees, you want to be bent, but not in a squat. You can play this game with very little knee bend. The last bend is a light tilt of you body towards your back foot, especially with the driver.

The 3rd bend will enable you to get your weight transferred to your back foot at the top of your swing. After the top of the swing we want to swing down and through and finish the swing on the front foot. Think of the motion of throwing a baseball as far as you can. You load up on your back foot, push forward and throw ending with your weight on your front foot. The same motion is true in golf.

These are your favorite golf pro’s fundamentals for having success hitting a golf ball.

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