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How To: Read a golf scorecard

When you start to play golf, you will need to know certain things like how to keep score and follow the game. When looking at a golf scorecard, there is typically a list of local rules listed, and these rules should be taken into account in addition to USGA rules. Find out how handicaps indicate the difficulty of a hole in golf in this helpful tutorial. So, if you are ready to start playing, follow along with this video and start taking proper score.

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: 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: Hold a belly putter in golf

When holding a belly putter in golf, a longer grip should be used than the type of grip used for a normal putter. In this tutorial, learn how to use that belly putter effectively and win every match. In this video, you will discover methods for keeping a belly putter centered. Staying centered is the key to excelling at this type of swing. So, if you are ready to master that putter.. follow along and you'll be ready to hit the course!

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: Play the long greenside bunker shot

Golf is a difficult sport that takes time and patience to not only play, but to learn as well. In order to hit the perfect shot, a player needs composure, mental toughness, and the right set of mind to hit the ball where it needs to be. Since golf courses can vary from course to course, golfers must be prepared for the worst. In this tutorial you'll find out how to play the long greenside bunker shot while plying golf. To some this is easy, and for others it's a bit more difficult. So pay att...

How To: Hit a pitch shot in golf

In this video, we learn how to make hit a pitch shot in golf. To hit this, you will need to get close to the ball, not too close but be on top of the shot. Lean the club towards the target so it's lined up with the ball. Shift your weight slightly forward and rock your shoulders so you feel the club go through both sides. You must initiate your swing with how you are gripping the club. Use force, but not too much force in your swing. Switch your weight from the opposite side to the side you a...

How To: Hit a flop shot with the golf ball

In this video by Golf Link, learn all about how to hit a flop shot with a golf ball. A flop shot is a defensive shot taken just off of the front heel with the spine slightly behind the ball. Create more loft and bounce in your golf game by using a flop shot on the green.

How To: Use a golf gap wedge

Wondering what a golf gap wedge is? Learn all about it in this video by Golf Link on how to use a gap wedge. In golf, a gap wedge is used to hit shots similar to shots that are taken with a sand wedge or pitching wedge. Find out how a gap wedge splits the distance between a pitching wedge and sand wedge, and how to use one.

How To: Avoid creating angles when putting

Looking to work on your form? Try this free video golfing lesson for size. In short: When putting, to be able to release the putter down the line to your target, the club must travel slightly inside the target line. For a complete overview of how to become a better putter, watch this video guide.

How To: Compare golf club shaft stiffness

Need help choosing the right club for a particular shot? This video will teach you how to compare and evaluate golf club shafts for stiffness and flexibility. When considering golf shaft stiffness, the thinner the diameter of the wall of the shaft, the more flexible the shaft is going to be. Find out about common weights of golf club shafts with this free video golfing lesson.

How To: Hit longer shots with fairway woods when golfing

Does your long shot need a little bit of work? With golf, as with all things, it often pays to seek the advice of an expert. Happily, with the Internet, it's easy thing to do. In this free video golfing lesson, PGA Golf pro Brad Hauer teaches you how to to hit longer shots with fairway wood golf clubs. For a complete breakdown of the process, watch this free golfing how-to.

How To: Hit golf balls father with physical exercises

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use physical exercises to help hit golf balls farther. Begin by using a weighted golf club and swing it several times a day. This will help build muscles and golf muscles. It will strengthen the users swing. Swing the weighted golf club slowly. With a regular club, take multiple swings. Golf muscles are quick-twitch muscles that help golfers develop speed and flexibility. Users can also use two golf clubs to swing. This video will benefit those vie...

How To: Avoid slicing with your driver off the tee in golf

In this Golf video tutorial you will learn how to avoid slicing with your driver off the tee in golf. First and foremost make sure that your grip is correct. The next point is allowing the club to sit on the ground the way the manufacturer wanted it. The next important lesson is to ensure that your feet and your shoulders are aligned straight down the target. And the last and the most important point to remember is to swing back to the ball with your hips first. Don’t use your arms first. If ...

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: 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: 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: Increase golf club head speed

This is a Sports category video tutorial where you will learn how to increase golf club head speed. The video tutorial is from Golf Link. If you want to move your body faster, thereby creating more club head speed and longer shots, one of the best ways of doing that is through the use of torque. Torque means, as you make your back swing, you wind up your upper body while avoiding turning your lower body. This makes your body to unwind much faster. To practice this, put a box between your legs...

How To: Hit the golf ball as a draw

This Sports video tutorial shows how to hit the golf ball as a draw. Frank demonstrates in this video how to hit a draw. It is very easy to hit one. What you should aim to achieve is an inside outside swing. He has laid out three clubs on the ground. One club is on target line. The other two clubs are parallel to each other and are on swing path line with the ball placed in their middle. When you swing your club back, go through the two clubs winding up. In the unwind portion, your club shoul...

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: 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: Grip your golf club

In this video, Mick Backer from Bogies To Birdies will teach you the basics of golf and he will also teach you how to grip your golf club. In order to do that just follow these easy and quick steps and instructions: The first thing that you need to do is to buy a golf club that is suitable for your hand. Now but your thumb on the golf club and select your preferred type of grip from the video. You have the Overlap Grip, the Interlock Grip and the Baseball Grip. Choose one type and practice ve...

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: Improve your short game in golf

The game in golf includes pitch shots, chip shots, and sand shots. To improve your short game the first thing to do is to learn how to vary the position of the ball in your stance. In a longer Bermuda grass down south the further the ball is to the right in the stance of a right handed golfer the cleaner the strike will be when you swing. Putting the ball to the right also creates more spin which helps to stop the ball sooner. If you are up north with short grass you can put the ball more in ...

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: 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: 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: 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: Apply and move a ball marker in golf

This video explains the importance of marking your ball on the putting green. If someone else is also playing golf, and theirs hits yours (and it isn't marked), its a two stroke penalty. In order to mark the ball, set a coin directly behind the ball onto the green. Then when you replace your ball, set it directly in front of the coin. It is important to always put your ball in front of the coin so you don't accidentally gain or lose advantage. When putting your marker in place, make sure to n...

How To: Hit a straight tee shot in golf

This video clip shows you how to hit a straight tee shot in golf. There are two parts to this shot. There is the swing path and the face direction. Using a line of golf balls as illustration the demonstrator shows you the path that the head of the club should take as it approaches the ball. Just before impact the head will square up and look in the direction of the target impact. This is called the face direction. There are thus two aspects to a straight shot. The path must be in the correct ...

How To: Practice away from the golf course

This Sports video tutorial will show you how to practice away from the golf course. This video is from Golf Link. Sandy LaBauve presents this video tutorial. You can work on your grip while watching TV. Sitting on your sofa, take your golf club and keep on practicing on the correct grip. Make sure the face is square, use the visual check points, lower your hand and feel the grip. Check your posture in the mirror. Use your backyard to practice your arm swing. And finally you can work on your p...

How To: Improve your golf swing for consistency

This video tutorial is going to show you how to improve your golf swing for consistency. Here you will get three swing tips for driving the ball to make you more consistent. The 1st tip is on the takeaway. The takeaway should be one smooth piece. You should not take the club up too early. The 2nd tip is to keep the head steady. Quite often golfers take their head too far away from the ball. Don’t move the head away from the ball as you swing your club back. The 3rd tip is to hold the swing on...

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: Hit a golf ball

Learn how to hit a golf ball. Tee off and experience the world's most authentic online golf experience! 1. Place the cursor over the swing meter at the bottom of the screen when you are ready to hit the ball. The mouse icon will change into the swing icon. 2. Click and hold the mouse and push up to the desired strength indicated by the yellow shaded area. 3. Release the mouse button. The yellow shaded area becomes green and moves to the right. 4. Click the mouse when the green line is closest...

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: Fill in a scorecard for golf

This video shows the viewer how to fill in a standard golf score card. The video shows a man filling in a score card with fictitious scores to demonstrate how a card should be filled in correctly. The video also shows how to incorporate a player’s handicap into a scorecard.

How To: Hold a golf club correctly

Learn how to hold a golf club properly in this sports video tutorial. The first thing is to allow the handle of the club to lie on the fingers of your left hand. It should lie diagonally. As you close your hand around the grip and lift the club off the ground, you should have a sensation that the handle is underneath the back of your palm and the last three fingers are applying pressure and squeezing it into your palm. The second step is to put the right hand on the golf grip in a diagonal li...

How To: Hit a golf ball far

Ken demonstrates how to hit a golf ball far. A golf shot starts with a good grip to give it power and flexibility. Grip the golf club under the heel pad creating a 45 degree angle. When the wrist flexes and hinges, the angle will be 90 degrees which will give you power and speed. This promotes flexibility, control and a desirable centrifugal effect. Create speed through motion. Keep your feet together to keep your body quiet and you will increase the speed of your hands and arms. It will also...

How To: Find and fix a hook in your golf swing

In this video, award-winning golf teacher Gary Wiren focuses on hookers. Not THOSE hookers, though Gary offers an interesting bit of trivia about those too. He's focused on hookers in the realm of golf, swings gone awry that can really affect your game. Gary talks about the four main reasons hooking happens, discussing and demonstrating each type for the viewer. These reasons are: deceleration in the left arm, bringing the club too high (and allowing the wrist to "fold over" at the top of the...

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...