How To: Figure out a golf handicap

So, you've started playing golf, and you've started getting competitive... Figure out a golf handicap with help from this free video from expert golf site, Golf Link. A golfer's handicap is determined by two factors, which are the course rating and the slope of the golf course. Subtract the course rating from a golf score, multiply by 113 and divide by the slope, and finally multiply by .96 to find a handicap.

How To: Organize golf clubs

Don't get stuck on the course searching for the right putter. In golf, the old standard for organizing clubs entails putting the shorter clubs in the first slot of the bag, the middle irons in the middle brackets and the big clubs in the back. In this quick and easy to follow video, you will get a step by step on how to arrange your clubs so you know where everything is. So, get ready to be your own caddy and find out where to place putters and hybrids in a golf bag with this clip.

How To: Draw the ball in golf

This involves a golf tip in how to draw a ball. He is on a golf course and is explaining that a draw is different then a hook. He explains that when you draw the ball you don't change the swing you change the way you align your feet. To make the proper draw is to simply drop the right foot back which causes the person to get behind the ball so the ball can be released down the line. A draw can be controlled, he reminds us, because it only falls to the left. A hook cannot be controlled because...

How To: Calculate a handicap in golf

This video presentation details the process of calculating a handicap in golf, in this presentation the handicap will be calculated on the USGA handicap system which is the official handicap system to be used in the United States. On each score card, there is a designation for the handicap and slope, these numbers do not vary frequently between sixty-eight and seventy-four, and one-fifteen, and one-thirty, respectively. The 'Slope' is a new calibration that is used to help make a handicap fai...

How To: Coil your golf swing for more power

Do you know how coiling effects golf swing? Swaying too far off the ball in the backswing and downswing is one of the most common power leaks in golf. Use five-time, Re/Max World Long Drive Champ, Jason Zuback's method for creating power through a proper coil and gain yards now. See how to create power in your golf swing with a proper coil.

How To: Hit a golf ball between your legs

Rickard Strongert explains that to hit a golf ball between your legs, the club you should use is an iron. You should also keep a narrow stance and lift your left leg at the start of the down swing. Start off slowly, but in time you will be impressing all of your golfing buddies. Hit a golf ball between your legs.

How To: Perform a proper golf takeaway

In this golf lesson golf instructor Steve Bishop discusses some popular takeaway methods, his whole club takeaway method, and examine some common faults among golfers. These tips will help you swing on plane from the very start.

How To: Rotate your hips to cure a push shot in golf

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to rotate the hips to cure a push shot in golf. The mistake often happens at the start of the down swing. People tend to slide the hips too far out and pass the point of the target. This blocks your swing out from going to the target and makes the club swing out to the right, causing a push shot. The proper way to fix this problem is to shift the left leg and rotate the hip. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy playing golf and would like t...

How To: Use the pump drill to help improve your swing

Golf is a sport that people of all ages, races, and gender can enjoy. It doesn't require too much equipment and isn't as stressful as playing basketball, baseball, etc. Even though it can be very relaxing, some people can get so frustrated when it comes to their technique or delivery.

How To: Cure a slice with a correct golf grip & two tee drill

Golf Link demonstrates how to correct a golf slice. Golf slices are most caused by a player's grip. If the grip is yielding a slice, the players hands are turned too far to the left so when you come back to impact, your hands will naturally open and create a slice. Get the correct grip by turning your hand around so your thumb is towards the back of the shaft with your left hand on top of the grip and your right hand facing the direction that you would like to go. Use golf tees to determine i...

How To: Hit a Golf Ball Out of a Sand Trap

Sand traps are one of the most infuriating parts of a golf course, with only water traps taking the lead as most annoying. But, with the help of professional golfer Dan Davis of Thousand Hills, sand traps will no longer be a problem for you. Check out the video to get some pro tips on hitting that golfball out of the sand and back on to the green.

How To: Perform a drill to help your golf club release

In this video golf lesson, instructor Steve Bishop discusses a popular drill designed to help you learn the proper release. This tip will help increase your distance and accuracy by getting fully extended and allowing the clubface to rotate at the correct amount for a straighter ball flight on your full swing shots.

How To: Waggle before you swing in golf

A common move in golf is the 'waggle'. The waggle during the set up is a very important part of the swing because it keeps your muscles relaxed so that you can start your swing smoothly. Waggling is similar to the shake a baseball player does before he gets up to bat. So, check out this tutorial for information and tips on waggling and make sure you are loose enough to sink that ball.

How To: Correctly use the 8-step golf swing

Jim McLean shows us how to do an eight step swing in this video. You start the swing in the "address" or universal position. The first step is to move the club three feet back from the ball in a uniform motion. Position two is moving the club half way back where the club is pointing down the target line. Position three is a three quarter golf swing is when your elbows are level and the shaft of the club is pointing into the plane line. Position four is preparing to swing forward. Position fiv...

How To: Use the reverse roll drill to cure a hook shot in golf

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use the hand rollover to cure a hook shot in golf. A reason why people hit hook shots is because when they come to impact, they roll their hands too early and too much. Therefore closing the club face and causing the ball to go left. To correct this, when you're coming to impact, rotate into a position where the back of the left hand is facing the target. This will square the club face. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy playing golf a...

How To: Use the punch drill to cure a hook shot in golf

Golf Link with Chuck Cook demonstrates how to use the punch drill to cure a hook shot in golf. A common cause to closing the golf club face and making the ball hook is the release of the head of the club early on the downswing. This is called casting the head of the club which makes the head of the club arrive at the point of impact before your hands. At the moment of impact you want the back of your left hand flat and the back of your right hand bent so that you can compress the ball. Use th...

How To: Use the delivery position for a golf swing

Adam Harrel a lead master instructor at Jim McLean Golf Academy is going to help improve your golf game by showing you how to improve the use of your delivery position in your golf swing. The delivery position in your golf swing is when bringing the club down to hit the ball the club is parallel to the ground. Some tips to improve is first your right knee and right arm should be bent inward and on the same line, reverse is true if your a lefty. Common problems of getting t far on your back le...

How To: Hit a golf ball straight and far off the tee

In this how-to video, you will learn how to hit a golf ball straight and far off the tee. Hitting too quick and hard will give you a crooked hit with less distance. Make sure your arms and hands feel light. Be relaxed and make sure your transition is not too quick. Make a nice turn and make sure you are setup behind the ball. This will give you extra distance and a straighter hit. By watching this video, you will be able to easily get extra distance and a straighter hit when teeing off in gol...

How To: Play golf in the sand

Learning to hit the golf ball out of the sand is a great way to lower your score and improve your overall golf game. Learn some tips for hitting out of the bunker from a professional golf instructor in this free video series.

How To: Chip shot like Tiger Woods in La Jolla

Learn to play golf like Tiger Woods in this rather effusive recreation of a memorable shot in Championship Golf History. In this Great Shots video from GolfLink, golfing professional Joe DeBock from Torrey Pines golf course in La Jolla California demonstrates the chip-in on the 17th at the 2008 Open, on the actual golf course where Tiger did it. This instructional video is accompanied by verbose commentary on the historical event, the famed golfer, and the course itself.

How To: Swing a golf club like Tiger Woods

In this tutorial, we learn how to swing a golf club like Tiger Woods. First, position yourself in line with the flag. Once you have put your ball on the tee, place a leaf in a line towards the direction you're aiming for. Use these two points to position your club on the ground, then stand with your body parallel to the club. From here, grip the left hand correctly and put the club on the ground. Place in the left hand so the shaft lies across the forefinger. It should fit under the heel of t...

How To: Play a matchplay challenge game in World Golf Tour

In this video, we learn how to play a match play challenge game in World Golf Tour. This is where you can challenge other players and earn credits from the other player. Play players that are in the same tier or have similar skill level. To play, select the match play challenge option from the main menu. From the game lobby, select the play for credits option and enter in the minimum or what amount you'd like. From here, click "submit" and then start to play your game. As soon as you finish y...

How To: Choose the right shot in World Golf Tour

In this tutorial, we learn how to choose the right shot in World Golf Tour. The game will automatically choose the shot for you. You can find the different shots by clicking on the current swing selection on the bottom left hand corner. A full swing is the most common type of shot that delivers the most power. A punch shot is a flatter and shorter swing that causes the ball to fly lower during high wind. A pitch shot is a controlled swing that is used around the greens. A chip shot is compact...

How To: Play it safe in golf on a par 5

In this tutorial, we learn how to play it safe in golf on par 5 with Bob Byman. Take two numbers that equal the rest of the yards that you have left, then find how many yards each of your next hits will have to take. Pay attention to where your ball is and if you are going to hit the grass and how that will effect you when you are hitting the ball. Try to get the ball to go more than half when you take it, so you don't have to go too long on your second shot when you take it!

How To: Play the Wolf variation of golf

Do you play a lot of golf with your friends? Need a way to spice up the game without risking your entire bank account on Jordan-esque bets? Watch this vide3wo to learn how to play Wolf, a fun golf variant that adds a layer of strategy to the game.

How To: Properly finish your golf swing

Golf is an age old sport that has been played by many great people. It's something that any age, race, or gender can enjoy. It can also be a very tough sport to master, since there are so many different techniques and methods that can help improve your golfing skills.

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