Hot Golf How-Tos

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: Hit a fade golf shot

The fade is the most reliable golf shot shape to use under pressure - Colin Montgomerie swears by it. He reckons if you set up to shape the golf ball left-to-right in the air you'll have a far greater chance of hitting the fairway than if you simply aim straight.

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: Use a one-plane and two-plane golf swing

PGA member Jay Goldman teaches us the difference between a one plane and a two plane golf swing. He explains how a one plane golf swing is like a Ferris wheel that has been slanted whereas a two plane golf swing is where your upswing and your downswing are in different motions. He shows us the motions of both swings and what they should look like. He describes how some of the greatest golfers have two plane swings and other great golfers have one plane swings. This description is clear and ea...

How To: Avoid a bad golf set-up that causes pull shots

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to avoid a bad golf set-up that causes pull shots. Pull shots are usually caused by bad set-ups with the right side too high. Which is the right should and hip being too high. Correct this by making your left side higher than your right. This will allow your swing more inside out. This set-up is known as the reverse K. The left side should be in a straight line, while the right side is indented. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy playing ...

How To: Load the right side to create power in golf swings

What exactly does load the right mean? Take a hint from 2003 long drive champ Clayton Burger, and learn his keys for absolutely smashing the golf ball. Tee that golf ball high and let it fly! In order to get more power out of your golf swing this video will teach you how to load up the right side as you go through the swing.

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: 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: 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: Fill out a scorecard for a golf game

If you are playing a serious game of golf you will need to keep score. This tutorial will show you how to fill the score card out if you are a beginner. Filling out a scorecard in golf involves counting one point for every stroke taken at each hole, and the first nine holes are scored on the front of the card while the second nine are scored on the back of the card. Fill out a golf scorecard accurately, taking handicaps into consideration and make sure you have the best possible game, with he...

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: 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: Cure a pull golf shot with proper alignment

Chuck Cook, listed as one of the top 100 golf instructor's by Golf Magazine is going to cure your pull shot by making just a simple change in your alignment. The most common mistakes occur when people may have great swings but line up to far to the left, or line up to far to the right and over compensate with the swing. To fix this common problem there is a simple solution just follow the videos step by step instructions by using two other clubs to create a shoot to line up your shot. If prac...

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 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: Improve your chipping game in golf

In this how-to video, you will learn how to prepare for a golf tournament by improving your chipping game. For a high shot, put the ball up in the stance with an open club face. Address the ball with the hands a little bit behind the ball. Through the shot, let the club continue to go while your hands are behind the ball. For a mid-range shot, take a middle stance with a lot less wrist hinge where you are almost right on top of it. For a low shot, place the ball back in your stand with your h...

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: 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: 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.

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