Hot Golf How-Tos

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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 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: 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: 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: Identify whether your golf swing plane is correct

Golf Link demonstrates how to identify whether your golf swing plane is correct. The swing plane is the path described by the golf head that controls the direction that the club head is traveling through when it impacts the ball. An on plane swing will have the club head directly traveling towards the target at the point of impact. That and a square face will make a straight shot. If the swing comes inside or below the plane, it will produce a hook shot or a push shot. A swing that comes outs...

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: Achieve solid impact with a golf iron and driver

It's time for some golf! Doug Hammer, PGA, from Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona says, "Making solid contact is the key to hitting the golf ball farther. But a proper impact position with an iron is significantly different than that of a driver." Learn how to do both correctly. See how to get good impact on your golf clubs.

How To: Chip and pitch in golf

Golf is a great game that involves technique, skill, power and mental toughness. Learn to improve your chipping and pitching with tips from a professional golfer instructor in this free video series.

How To: Make pitching easier

To get maximum control over your pitch shots you need to learn to swing the body, not the arms. David Blair demonstrates how the weight of the golf clubhead can do the work for you. Set the triangle between the arms and the body and maintain this throughout the swing. Pitching will become easy. Make pitching easier.

How To: Hit a pitch shot different distances

James McCormick from Deerfield Golf Club gives some tips for playing a better game of golf in this how-to video. By controlling the length of the backswing, the pitch shot distance changes. Watch this video golf tutorial and learn how to hit a pitch shot different distances. Hit a pitch shot different distances.

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: Cure a slice with a correct golf grip & two tee drill

Golf Link demonstrates how to correct a golf slice. Golf slices are most caused by a player's grip. If the grip is yielding a slice, the players hands are turned too far to the left so when you come back to impact, your hands will naturally open and create a slice. Get the correct grip by turning your hand around so your thumb is towards the back of the shaft with your left hand on top of the grip and your right hand facing the direction that you would like to go. Use golf tees to determine i...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Improve driving distance in golf

Once you start playing golf and have mastered the basics, you will need to improve your driving distance. Driving a golf ball for distance means having sound fundamentals, good swing mechanics and a great deal of personal core strength. Find out how to turn the shoulders 90 or more degrees to hit a long shot in golf in this helpful clip. As your game keeps improving with practice, you will be finding the hard shots easier and easier.

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: 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.

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