Hot Golf How-Tos

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Improve control with your golf irons

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to improve the control and shooting of iron golf clubs. Most people when they hit a golf ball go short of the green. Users are advised to use one more club (instead of 8, use 7). This will allows users to swing easier, allowing more control. When hitting with an iron, make sure it leaves a divot. It gives a better chance of contact and backspin. Find out where your swing hits the bottom. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy playing golf and...

How To: Do the golf ladder chipping drill

Golfing drills are the only way you will get better. Sometimes chipping practice can be tedious, especially with no goals in mind. Pam Wright teaches her clever technique for making the art of chipping more exciting. Pam Wright, LPGA, shows you how to do the golf ladder chipping drill.

How To: Figure out a golf handicap

So, you've started playing golf, and you've started getting competitive... Figure out a golf handicap with help from this free video from expert golf site, Golf Link. A golfer's handicap is determined by two factors, which are the course rating and the slope of the golf course. Subtract the course rating from a golf score, multiply by 113 and divide by the slope, and finally multiply by .96 to find a handicap.

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: 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: 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: 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 golf stroke with putting drills

PGA Professional Rick Sessinghaus discusses three different tips that can help all golfers, from the amateur level to the tour professionals, can do to help improve their putting. The first tip focuses on improving hand and eye coordination by simply looking at the whole the proper way. The second tip deals with the reading the speed of the greens while putting. Finally the third and final tip helps the learner better read the line of the put. Rick believes following these three tips will hel...

How To: Size golf clubs

Not sure how to size your golf club? Thanks to expert golf site Golf Link, here's your chance for a free lesson. The most critical part of a golf club's size is the shaft, and it's necessary for a person to find out about the flex point and torque of a club's shaft. Discover why golfers with higher handicaps will want a flex point that will kick the ball in the air more in this video.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Hit a golf ball flush

There are many swings and hits you will learn once you begin to play golf. In this video, learn how to hit a ball flush. In order to hit a golf ball flush, the most important part of a swing is timing. Discover how to swing at a golf ball in the correct sequence in this helpful clip.

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: 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 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: Cure the slice in golf with the bottle drill

This video on golf will show you how to correct the Over the Top Swing Path by the bottle drill. It is presented by Blake Famularo, a PGA apprentice. If you are troubled by your nasty slice, you can correct it by this bottle drill. Put an empty plastic bottle about four inches right of the ball and two inches over the ball. What this will do is if you are coming over the top, you will hit the bottle bang on. Blake demonstrates this. To correct this you need to come from the inside. If you do ...

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 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: Use the delivery position for a golf swing

Adam Harrel a lead master instructor at Jim McLean Golf Academy is going to help improve your golf game by showing you how to improve the use of your delivery position in your golf swing. The delivery position in your golf swing is when bringing the club down to hit the ball the club is parallel to the ground. Some tips to improve is first your right knee and right arm should be bent inward and on the same line, reverse is true if your a lefty. Common problems of getting t far on your back le...

How To: Hit long irons

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to hit long irons. Viewers are taught how to swings a golf club by learning how to hit long irons. The long iron involves less lofting, which tends to hit the ball farther. Users should always maintain posture. Do not shift your body when you swing. Relate yourself to a discus thrower. Feel like you left knuckle is dragging on the ground. Losing your posture will result in losing your power when you swing. This video will benefit those viewers who enj...

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: 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: Get a powerful golf swing

All golfers have one thing in common: they like to hit the golf ball long and straight. If you would like to hit the ball longer, you must first understand the sources of power in the golf swing and how to apply that power efficiently.

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