Hot Golf How-Tos

How To: Use a one plane hip turn for your golf swing

If you need some improvement on your golf swing, Mike LaBauve can help you. This small video golf tip will show you how to use a one plane hip turn for your golf swing. In a one plane motion the arms, shoulders and hips all turn around in a circle as opposed to a slide and hip bump in the two plane swing.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: Create lag to get more speed on the golf course

Need some advice for playing golf? Well, Sports Illustrated has this video tutorial that will show you how to create lag to get more speed on the golf course. These tips from SI and professional golfer Shawn Humphries will show you exactly how to create lag to get more speed, power and distance from your golf club.

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: 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: 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: Draw and fade your ball in golf

Mich Baker of Bogies to Birdies demonstrates how to draw and fade your ball in golf. To draw the ball, first set yourself up in the fairway. You want to close yourself down by aiming right down the fairway when drawing the ball. Set yourself up for a fade by deliberately using a driver. Instead of coming in to draw the ball, come out and across for the fade. When fading your ball, set yourself up so that you are really open. Aim down the left side of the fairway. To fade the ball, keep the ba...

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: 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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