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How To: Teach kids simple golf drills

Conan Elliot is here to explain how to give effective golf drills to children. Using light and short golf clubs-made for young people-are a perfect fit for young children, as they are not too heavy and will not negatively effect their swing. First, have the child take the club in their right hand (or left if they are left-handed), and hold the left hand in the crease of the right elbow. Doing that during a swing can help guide a child into holding the arm into a perfect L shape while swinging...

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: Use efficient power to crush a golf ball

Want to crush the golf ball as far as you can? Four-time Long Drive Champ Jason Zuback knows all there is about how to crush a golf ball. Listen to his advice and in no time you'll add yards and tear up the golf course. Learn how to use efficient power to crush a golf ball.

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: Improve driving distance in golf

Once you start playing golf and have mastered the basics, you will need to improve your driving distance. Driving a golf ball for distance means having sound fundamentals, good swing mechanics and a great deal of personal core strength. Find out how to turn the shoulders 90 or more degrees to hit a long shot in golf in this helpful clip. As your game keeps improving with practice, you will be finding the hard shots easier and easier.

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: Hit a golf ball with backspin

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to hit a golf ball with a backspin. All golf balls are hit with a backspin, especially with irons. Begin by properly bringing the club backwards. Then return by rotating the hip and release the club with a swing at the target. Finish by raising the club high with a curved shape. The higher that the iron is, the better the backspin will be. Driver clubs do not produce as good of a backspin as an iron club. This video will benefit those viewers who enjo...

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: Cure the slice in golf with the bottle drill

This video on golf will show you how to correct the Over the Top Swing Path by the bottle drill. It is presented by Blake Famularo, a PGA apprentice. If you are troubled by your nasty slice, you can correct it by this bottle drill. Put an empty plastic bottle about four inches right of the ball and two inches over the ball. What this will do is if you are coming over the top, you will hit the bottle bang on. Blake demonstrates this. To correct this you need to come from the inside. If you do ...

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: Slow your golf swing down for more power

Slow down? What!?! You've got to love the simplicity when it comes to long drive tips from long drive competitors. The long hitting Jamie Sadlowski shares his simple tip for more power, and it's not what you might think. See how to slow your golf swing down for more power.

How To: Drive a golf ball (basics)

Learn how to drive a golf ball with PGA professional Darrell Kestner. He begins by discussing the driver itself and how it affects the shot. He shows where to start the shot from on the tee box, the speed in which the club is swung, the arc of the shot, and proper body positioning. Tips appear through the video in the form of pop ups.

How To: Improve golf pitching with the basic techniques

In this tutorial, golf pro Chris Toulson demonstrates pitching basics including set up, wrist hinge, turning of the body and finish position. It is important to know these details when you play golf in order to guarantee the right swing. If you are a beginner, or just need some help with your swing, follow along with this video and learn some useful pro tips.

How To: Hit a high golf shot

Hitting a high golf shot is easier to do with a nine iron or pitching wedge, and the key is to move a ball forward in the golf stance. If you are ready to learn this shot, follow this tutorial. This helpful video will allow you to create backspin when elevating a golf ball and improve your swing. The clip will show you a quick step by step to get you started..all you have left to do is practice!

How To: Hit golf irons with no offset

This is a demonstration of golf, how to hit irons that have no offset. Offset is the small kink at bottom of the vertical straight shaft. If there is an offset then the hand is held in line with the ball so that when the hit is given the head strikes the ball with maximum force at an angle which gives the ball a back spin. When you have no offset then the hand is held little ahead of the ball to give the same effect of maximum force and a back spin.

How To: Identify whether your golf swing plane is correct

Golf Link demonstrates how to identify whether your golf swing plane is correct. The swing plane is the path described by the golf head that controls the direction that the club head is traveling through when it impacts the ball. An on plane swing will have the club head directly traveling towards the target at the point of impact. That and a square face will make a straight shot. If the swing comes inside or below the plane, it will produce a hook shot or a push shot. A swing that comes outs...

How To: Close your golf stance to cure a golf pull shot

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to close the gold stance to cure a golf pull shot. When starting the swing, do not turn your body before you shift. This may be called spinning out. This will make the club go outside, before going down to the ball. Therefore it creates a left swing that will curve around the pole. When swinging, move the weight from your left heel to your right toe. This will cause the user to shift forward straight swing. This video will benefit those viewers who en...

How To: Use the baseball chipping drill for better chip shots

Steven Bann shows a chipping drill that teaches distance control through the air. Golf clubs are arranged into "zones" which represent the plates of a baseball field, so golf clubs arranged horizontally and evenly distanced apart from the next golf club. This represents "first base," "second base," "third base" and home plate. This is a landing drill where the object of the drill is to land in the designated "first base" zone and then subsequent bases until you get three-in-a-row for each zon...

How To: Use your left arm properly in a golf swing

This is a Sports category video tutorial where you will learn how to use your left arm properly in a golf swing. The video tutorial is from Golf Link and is presented by Jim Ballard. Keep the left elbow always pointed down to the ground. The club face is controlled by the left elbow. When the left elbow rotates, it also changes your radius and the arch. This can be achieved by connecting the left arm to the shoulder, feeling that you are holding a handkerchief under the left shoulder. Always...

How To: Use the "tee to re-tee" drill to cure slices

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to prevent slice shots in golf. Slice shots are when the ball curves in the shape of a banana. A mistake that people make when they swing is that they drag their hands to far in front of the golf head, causing a slice shot. It also releases the head of the club too late and turn the club into another direction. The correct way is to swing and hit the ball at a straight line from the left shoulder to the club. This video will benefit those viewers who ...

How To: Drive the golf ball like Sean O'Hair

If you want to learn golf swings, Sean O'Hair is the main to learn from. One of the most exciting and talented young players on Tour, Sean O'Hair also has one of the best golf swings around. Check out his move with the 3-wood, which is nearly perfect, and you too can learn to hit it long and straight. See how to drive the golf ball like Sean O'Hair.

How To: Hit a golf ball far with lower body help

Fire that golf ball! Long drive competitor Vince Howell demonstrates his technique for hitting the golf ball a long way by firing his lower body. To hit the golf ball farther means you have to manage your upper and lower body. Just watch to see how to hit a golf ball far with lower body help.

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: Do a perfect swing shape in golf

Among other things, form is a crucial aspect in the game of golf. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to perform a perfect swing. This tutorial covers the check points in position needed to deliver the perfect swing.

How To: Clock your wedge shots for a better golf swing

Do you have the perfect timing? Timing your swing is important, but sometimes a clock can do a whole lot more to help your golf swing. By imagining the face of a clock, you can effectively train your body to calculate the proper swing length for shots from various distances. Sound intriguing? Let Doug Hammer, PGA, show you the way. Watch this video golf tutorial and learn how to clock wedge shots.

How To: Learn the high lob shot

The golf lob shot is a handy tool to have in your bag. It's a real showman's shot and one which will really impress your mates, if you can pull it off. You need confidence and commitment to execute the lob shot with flair. Scott Cranfield gives you some simple tips to make it easier.

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.

How To: Grip a golf club

In this video, learn how to grip a golf club the right way. First off, lay the club across your left hand, then you close your left hand, gripping the club. Next, take your right hand, place it underneath your left hand and wrap it around so your left hand's thumb fits into the palm of your right hand. It should feel very natural. Finally, the v's of your hands should point to your right shoulder in order to confirm the correct grip. One will know if they have a proper grip if your knuckles a...

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: Hit a golf ball on a bad lie

If your ball has landed on a less than ideal spot to hit from, check out this tutorial. in this video you will learn how to hit a golf ball on a 'bad lie'. A bad lie is when your ball gets stuck on leaves or debris that would obstruct your swing. Hitting a golf ball on a bad lie means getting rid of any debris surrounding the ball without touching the ball. Learn about how each situation is unique when hitting golf balls on bad lies in this instructional video. Fix the lies and you will be on...

How To: Hit a straight golf ball

There are many ways you will need to hit your ball in golf, and in this tutorial you will learn how to hit one straight. In order to hit a golf ball straight, it's important to avoid gripping the club in the palm of the hand, and to avoid using too much of the fingers in a grip. Find out how to grip a golf club by shaking hands with the club in this short video. As long as you hit your ball correctly you are a few steps closer to making the shot and winning your game!

How To: Repair golf club grips

When the grip on a golf club gets worn out there is no way to repair them - not effectively any way. So, if your grip is wearing down, follow this tutorial and learn how to remove and replace it.

How To: Drive a golf ball with proper form

If you need more distance, and you're tired of slicing your driver, this tip is for you: in all probability, you're trying to swing your driver along too straight of a line. That causes the club face to open as it comes to meet the golf ball. This free video golfing lesson from Golf Link will teach you the proper form for driving a golf ball across a fairway.

How To: Hit a golf ball with an iron

PGA golf professional Frank Ganley explains how to hit a golf ball with an iron. In golf, a player has a variety of clubs to choose from, but should only have one type of swing. Frank emphasizes that in order to learn how to hit a golf ball with an iron, the player needs to use the same swing that he uses when hitting the ball with a wooden club. The key to a successful hit is in the players ability to adjust for the difference in the lengths of shafts of the clubs. This because a wooden golf...