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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 flush

There are many swings and hits you will learn once you begin to play golf. In this video, learn how to hit a ball flush. In order to hit a golf ball flush, the most important part of a swing is timing. Discover how to swing at a golf ball in the correct sequence in this helpful clip.

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: 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: 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...

How To: Use a jump rope drill to alleviate golf pull shots

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use a jump rope drill to help prevent golf pull shots. When beginning a swing, some people tend to rock the right shoulder upwards which doesn't get it far enough from the target line and causes the down swing to go out and over the target line. When swinging, make the right shoulder go straight backwards away from you and put the weight on your left heel. To perfect this, loop a jump rope over a fixed object. Then alternated and pull one end of th...

How To: Stand when hitting a golf ball

This video shows you how to stand correctly when hitting a golf ball. It is very easy. No matter what kind of club you have in your hand, you don't change. The most important thing is to have your arms hang straight down from your shoulders. If you do this correctly then your hands will be directly under your chin when you bend over the ball. Your knees should be slightly flexed over your laces and your shoulders should be over your toes. This gives you an athletic, balanced position and you ...

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: Hit a golf ball 300 yards

There are three components of hitting a 300 yard drive in golf. 1st component is make sure that the top edge of the club should be below the top of the golf ball. The second component is making a complete turn in the back swing. The shoulder here should turn more than 90 degrees. The third component is to swing with tempo so as to maintain the rhythm and balance of your body. This step of the tee consumes more than 80 % of the potential energy of your body. So using these 3 steps you automati...

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: 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: Cure a push shot in golf with proper ball position

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cure a push shot in golf with a proper ball position. If the ball is too far from your stance, you will not be able to make full contact. You will hit the ball to the right instead of hitting it straight ahead. Have the ball positioned so that as your body makes it's rotation, you'll catch the ball the moment the club goes down the target line. This video also provides a drill that will help viewers to properly position the ball. This video will be...

How To: Avoid common mistakes when gripping a golf club

In golf the grip is the key essential feature and this video shows you the most common mistakes. It is intended for a right handed golfer - left handed players should note that the opposite applies. Let your hands fall to your sides and let your fingers fall to the grip. The video shows a weak, neutral and strong grip. The strong grip shows a V shape formed by the left thumb and forefinger pointed to the right shoulder. The palm of the right hand should face the target. You should let the fin...

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: Hit an uneven lie with a proper swing

Many golfers, including low handicappers, aren't sure as to how to play the ball from uphill and downhill lies. You can avoid bad shots on uneven lies however if you follow a few basic principles. In this Mel in Motion video golf tip, Mel dissects the proper swing mechanics and club selection for dealing with those confusing uneven lies.

How To: Hit a sidehill lie

Last month, Mel gave us tips for improving shots on uneven lies. In this month's installment of Mel in Motion, Mel shares the secrets of dealing with sidehill lies: shots where the ball is either above or below your feet. Club selection and swing technique both play a part. Watch this video golf tutorial to learn more about sidehill lies.

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: Stop topping the ball in golf

Looking up too early. There is a common misconception among golfers that looking up too early leads to topping the ball. Videojug golf ace Rickard Strongert explains why this idea exists, and the real causes of topping the ball. Stop topping the ball in golf.

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: 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: 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: Understand a basic golf swing

In this video, we learn how to understand the basic golf swing. If your contact with the ball is good, your shot will be played out correctly. In a full shot, you would make your back swing, then shift your weight onto your left foot along with your belt buckle. Using your body in a swift swing is the key to having a good swing and making the ball fly where you want it to. Give yourself enough time to practice, because it takes your body a few tries to get used to this stance. When you are do...

How To: Take away your slice in golf

In this Sports video tutorial you will learn how to take away your slice in golf. Pam explains the potential causes and cures for the shot that goes to the right. A lot of people take the club too early to the inside thereby taking all width and circling to the right side. When you take the club inside, you will have to compensate to get back to where you want to be. To correct this, you can do a simple drill. Place another ball one and a half to two feet behind the target ball. The goal is t...

How To: Get a long golf drive with a pace of power

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to get a long golf drive with a pace of power. The key to hitting long drives and distance is to have good tempo and balance. To achieve that, hit with a smooth 3 second swing. Count 1-3 seconds when making one single swing and hit on the 3 second mark. Another way to achieve a long drive is to use a metronome and work with the tempo when swinging. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in playing golf, and would like to learn how to...

How To: Choose your golf course snacks properly

Golf is not considered the most nutrition-oriented sport, but maintaining your energy and hydration on the course are crucial to remaining focused and shooting a low score. This video features a nutritionist describing some snack and drinks that are ideal for the golf course, as well as offering tips for when to eat during your 18-hole game.