Hot Golf How-Tos

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: Hit a golf ball far with lower body help

Fire that golf ball! Long drive competitor Vince Howell demonstrates his technique for hitting the golf ball a long way by firing his lower body. To hit the golf ball farther means you have to manage your upper and lower body. Just watch to see how to hit a golf ball far with lower body help.

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: Make the perfect divot with your fairway wood

Need some advice for playing golf? Well, Sports Illustrated has this video tutorial that will show you how to make the perfect divot with your fairway wood on the golf course. These tips from SI and professional golfer Tim Mahoney will show you exactly how to get that perfect divot every time with your fairway wood.

How To: Do a golf 7-iron bump and run shot

Dirk Skelley of HeatherRidge Golf Course gives some tips for playing a better game of golf in this how-to video. This shot is a classic, and easy for even a beginner to pick up. Watch this video golf tutorial and learn how to do a 7-iron bump and run shot. Do a golf 7-iron bump and run shot.

How To: Use the baseball chipping drill for better chip shots

Steven Bann shows a chipping drill that teaches distance control through the air. Golf clubs are arranged into "zones" which represent the plates of a baseball field, so golf clubs arranged horizontally and evenly distanced apart from the next golf club. This represents "first base," "second base," "third base" and home plate. This is a landing drill where the object of the drill is to land in the designated "first base" zone and then subsequent bases until you get three-in-a-row for each zon...

How To: Hit a golf ball low

This video demonstrates how to hit a golf ball low. Wood clubs and iron clubs require completely different methodologies. If you are trying to hit a low iron shot, you are trying to de-loft the ball and have the ball come out on a low trajectory. The easiest way to do that is to put the ball further back in your stance. This is true whether you are using a 5 iron, a 7 iron or a 9 iron. Place the ball back towards your right foot. Put more weight on the left side and lean the club handle forwa...

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: 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 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 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: 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: 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: 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: Practice the takeaway golf drill

Takeaway practice in golf is important. The takeaway position is only about three feet away from the golf ball when you lift to swing. The club shaft should be parallel to the ground. With the club shaft at your toe line, you want the club you're swinging to line up with the club on the ground (at your feet). The club's face should be pointing at the horizon in what is called the 'toe-up' position. Getting into this position correctly will insure more accurate and longer shots, so it is very ...

How To: Use a golf tee to find the perfect grip pressure

Whether you're a golf pro or an amateur, using proper grip pressure will help the rhythm of your golf swing and the rotation of your golf club. Chez Reavie, 2008 RBC Canadian Open champ, will show you how to apply the proper pressure using a simple golf tee. Put the tee in your hands when you're doing golf swings and squeeze it . It will make sure you maintain the right pressure on the right fingers. Using this simple technique will make sure you always play golf at your best!

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