How To: Hit down on a golf ball

This video shows the viewer how to ‘hit down on a golf swing’. The idea of hitting down on a gold swing is that when you take your club back you do not move backwards. You stay ‘over the ball’ and simply rotate back using your hips. You then rotate forwards with your hips as you hit the ball and extend your arms. The club should connect with the lower half of the ball. This seems counter intuitive but the angle of the club should appear to be ‘down’ on the ball – this is where the term comes ...

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: Swing your iron properly

Interested in golf? If you're just starting off, take a look at this instructional video and learn how to properly swing onto the golf ball. Most golfers have a tendency to swing up on the irons to lift the ball in the air. Learn how to catch the ball on the down swing in this tutorial.

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: Avoid shanks in golf

Everyone shanks the ball sometimes in golf and most wonder why they do and how to prevent it. There are two reasons that you shank the ball. One reason people shank is because they are trying to keep the hands behind the ball and it creates such an angle that the only place you can hit the ball is in the shank of the club. Some people also flip the club over at the last second and that creates an angle that causes the shank to hit the ball too. What you want to do is tuck the left arm in and ...

How To: Make the perfect divot with your fairway wood

Need some advice for playing golf? Well, Sports Illustrated has this video tutorial that will show you how to make the perfect divot with your fairway wood on the golf course. These tips from SI and professional golfer Tim Mahoney will show you exactly how to get that perfect divot every time with your fairway wood.

How To: Cure slices with a wrist watch golf drill

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cure slices by rolling the wrist. Some people hit slice shots because they strike with a underhand or reverse position. The correct way is when your hand comes back for impact, it should rotate into position with the back of the left hand facing the target. If the back of your left and is facing anywhere else, the ball will slice. A drill that users can do is to use their wrist watch as a guide. Start with it at a 45 degree angle. When you swing, i...

How To: Use bounce to escape a bunker in golf

This golf tips video features Eddie Lee, who demonstrates how to use bounce to get the ball out of a bunker. Lighten your grip and rotate the club about 15 degrees to the right to expose the bounce. He demonstrates how to swing, keeping the club face open, with the club head pointing at himself like a mirror. He aims for 1-2" behind the golf ball, creating speed on the finish of the swing. If you remember these tips, you will be a very efficient bunker player.

How To: Avoid a bad finish to cure golf push shots

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to avoid a bad finish to cure a golf push shot. Usually, when players make a swing for the ball, their arm separates from their body. This will take the club to the right of the target and as a result, pushes the shot. To correct this, connect your left arm to your left side as you make a swing. This will allow the club to stay with your turn and go down the target line. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy playing golf and would like to le...

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: Fix your golf grip to cure a hook shot

Golf Link demonstrates how to fix your golf grip to cure a hook shot. A hook shot often occurs because a player has a grip which promotes the hook. In a hook-promoting grip, the player has his hands too far to the right of the club. When carrying through with their swing, the club face closes and causes the hook. To align your grip, put a golf tee in between your left thumb and the first knuckle of your left hand. Repeat the process with your right hand. Adjust your grip so that both of the 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: 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: Grip a golf club left-handed

Novice golf players, come hither! In this video presented by expert golf site, Golf Link, learn how to grip a golf club left-handed. This task can be tricky being that one is required to learn things backwards. Get your left-handed golf club grip down perfect with the tips & tricks given in this video!

How To: Create a descending blow on the golf course

Need some advice for playing golf? Well, Sports Illustrated has this video tutorial that will show you how to create a descending blow on the golf course. These tips from SI and professional golfer Brian Mogg will teach you how to create the perfect descending blow so that you can avoid fat and thin shots with your gold club. Two of the most basic basics are the ball position and the alignment. The golf ball should be place midway between each foot, and your body aligned slightly open.

How To: Practice a good swing and hit a golf ball 250 yards

Andy Steinle breaks down the basics of a golf swing. The grip, posture, the swing itself, and keeping the head down are the four keys to a great swing. Watch this video golf tutorial and learn how to keep good form while swinging a golf club and how to hit a golf ball 250 yards.

How To: Practice the takeaway golf drill

Takeaway practice in golf is important. The takeaway position is only about three feet away from the golf ball when you lift to swing. The club shaft should be parallel to the ground. With the club shaft at your toe line, you want the club you're swinging to line up with the club on the ground (at your feet). The club's face should be pointing at the horizon in what is called the 'toe-up' position. Getting into this position correctly will insure more accurate and longer shots, so it is very ...

How To: Use a head cover golf drill to cure pull shots

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to prevent a pull shot in golf, using the right elbow. A common problem for a pull shot is the back swing. When raising their arm for a swing, some people tend to disconnect their right arm away from their body and getting their hands too high. Then as they down swing, their arm takes too long to reconnect to the body and are outside the target line. The right elbow should stay in front of and pointing to the right hip. It should only hinge on the bac...

How To: Use the "tilt the T" drill to cure a golf pull shot

We will be learning how to fix the dreaded pull in our golf swings. The major problem for most people is the position. The first thing to keep in mind is bending at the hips. The knees may be bent, but if you are not bent at the waist, your shoulders will come through to high during the swing. Your shoulder should be moving over the ball and driving through, not across.

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: Grip an offset driver in golf

Want to know how to grip an offset driver when golfing? An offset driver is one where the shaft is behind the head, propelling the face forward and giving the club a closed appearance. The advantage of the offset club is that it helps you to hook the ball.

How To: Correct shoulder tilted golf push shots

This Sports video tutorial will show you how to correct shoulder tilted golf push shots. This video is from Golf Link. One of the common problems is that people tend to push the shots too much to the right. This is because when they set up, they are tilted too much to the right. So, you need to raise your right shoulder so that the spine is more or less vertical. A good drill to correct this is to follow the tripod drill. Stand up with both legs at the same angle. Then take the club right in ...

How To: Use the variable tee drill to cure a pull shot in golf

This video is on Golf and will show you how to use the variable tee drill to cure a pull shot in golf. This video is from Golf Link. A typical problem for somebody who tends to pull the ball is they position the ball too far forward. So, when they are setting up, the shoulders are actually looking left. By the time the club head reaches the ball during the swing, they are swinging around to the left producing the pull. The variable ball position drill will cure this problem. Place a club on t...

How To: Hit a golf ball out of thick grass

This is an instructional video on how to hit a golf ball out of thick rough. The major issue that most people have with hitting the ball out of the rough is that they end up smothering the ball when they swing. This is caused by the grass catching on the shaft and closing the club face. They way to fix this is, at address you need to open the club face a slight amount. When you swing the club will catch and your club face will be positioned perfectly and the ball will shoot out of the rough l...

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...

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