Hot Golf How-Tos

How To: Switch to left-handed golf

Do you write left-handed or throw a dart left-handed but play golf right-handed? If you answered yes, then the chances are you may be trapped trying to make the wrong golf swing. The more logical, natural swing for you is left-handed. Coach to lefties, Jeremy Dale, shows you how to make the change by reversing your swing. Switch to left-handed 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: Swing your iron properly

Interested in golf? If you're just starting off, take a look at this instructional video and learn how to properly swing onto the golf ball. Most golfers have a tendency to swing up on the irons to lift the ball in the air. Learn how to catch the ball on the down swing in this tutorial.

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: 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: Take the perfect tee shot

Interested in golfing? Check out this instructive video and learn how to take the perfect tee shot with Simon Osbourne-Walker. Form, stance, grip, tempo, and swing are all essential in hitting the perfect tee and this tutorial covers it all.

How To: Coil your golf swing for more power

Do you know how coiling effects golf swing? Swaying too far off the ball in the backswing and downswing is one of the most common power leaks in golf. Use five-time, Re/Max World Long Drive Champ, Jason Zuback's method for creating power through a proper coil and gain yards now. See how to create power in your golf swing with a proper coil.

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: Fix your golf grip to cure a hook shot

Golf Link demonstrates how to fix your golf grip to cure a hook shot. A hook shot often occurs because a player has a grip which promotes the hook. In a hook-promoting grip, the player has his hands too far to the right of the club. When carrying through with their swing, the club face closes and causes the hook. To align your grip, put a golf tee in between your left thumb and the first knuckle of your left hand. Repeat the process with your right hand. Adjust your grip so that both of the t...

How To: Grip a golf club left-handed

Novice golf players, come hither! In this video presented by expert golf site, Golf Link, learn how to grip a golf club left-handed. This task can be tricky being that one is required to learn things backwards. Get your left-handed golf club grip down perfect with the tips & tricks given in this video!

How To: Practice a good swing and hit a golf ball 250 yards

Andy Steinle breaks down the basics of a golf swing. The grip, posture, the swing itself, and keeping the head down are the four keys to a great swing. Watch this video golf tutorial and learn how to keep good form while swinging a golf club and how to hit a golf ball 250 yards.

How To: Improve your golf swing with the finish drill

It's time for some golf! If you spend a lot of time on the practice tee but don't seem to improve, it's time to get more productive. Try Mike Vardeman's simple drill for improving both your balance and power now. See how to improve your golf swing with the finish drill.

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: 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: 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: Perform a drill to help your golf club release

In this video golf lesson, instructor Steve Bishop discusses a popular drill designed to help you learn the proper release. This tip will help increase your distance and accuracy by getting fully extended and allowing the clubface to rotate at the correct amount for a straighter ball flight on your full swing shots.

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: 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: 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 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: Use proper golf stance to hit the ball straight

This video teaches you how to hit the ball straight using proper golf stance. Golf tips magazine presents Joe Durant, one of the best PGA Golf hitters in the league. He first tells us the problems with bad posture in amateur golfers. He shows us the bad posture and then demonstrates why it goes wrong. Secondly, he shows us good posture. He bends his back slightly with a slight bounce in his legs. After following the instructions he says, you will be well on your way to hitting like a pro!

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: 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: Hit your approach shot close in a golf game

Golf champion Bob Broman gives tips on how to make a third shot on a par five with the green being slightly upward. The pin is on the back part of the green on an upward angle at about 90 yards. He explains hitting a lower shot using a pitching or sand wedge. He uses the pitching wedge with a stance further from the tee and hits lower in the air in order to get the ball to the upper part of the green, which in turn will allow the ball to roll closer to the pin or hole. He keeps his elbows ben...

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: 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: 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: 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.

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