Hot Golf How-Tos

How To: Score match play in golf

Normally when you are playing golf, you are scoring against the golf course. This video shows you how to score match play golf. Match play is different from normal scoring in the sense that in match play you are playing against the other players on a per hole basis. Materials needed include: scorecard, pencil, and a group of players. Have fun!

How To: Hit a golf ball

From expert golf site, Golf Link, another free lesson for beginning golf players! In this video, learn how to hit a golf ball the proper way. The best ways to learn how to hit a golf ball are by taking lessons, making sure to achieve a good grip and making sure that the arms hang straight down. Discover why hitting a golf ball is harder than it looks in this video.

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: Keep score in golf games

Not sure how to keep score in a golf? Then you've found your video. In this video presented by expert golf site, Golf Link, learn how to read and keep a golf scorecard. A golf scorecard will list 18 holes, and it will have blue, white, gold and red tee markers to indicate the level of play. Use a scorecard to find out how many yards a given hole is with help from this free lesson.

How To: Fill in a golf scorecard

Attention novice golf players! Here's a video for the beginning golf players of the world. In this video presented by expert golf site Golf Link, learn how to fill in a golf scorecard to get your game started! There are slots on golf scorecards for each individual player, and these slots line up with the holes on the front and back nine. Learn about the yardage listed next to a hole on a scorecard with help from this video.

How To: Use a lob wedge in golf

Thanks to expert golf site Golf Link, learn how to use a lob wedge in golf the proper way! In order to use a lob wedge in golf, it's important to hit a lob shot with the ball in a forward position relative to the golfer's stance. Learn about the effect of the lack of friction created by lob shots in this free lesson.

How To: Stretch and warm up prior to playing golf

It is important to stretch and get loose before any sport, and golf is no exception. Just because golf is a slower sport, doesn't mean you don't need to be limber. Take just a few minutes to stretch your arms, shoulders and leg muscles prior to warming up with any rotational forces such as practice swings Your instructor for this clip is Laird Small. So, start stretching and get ready to swing!

How To: Start your downswing in golf

When you begin golfing, there are several swings you need to know. In this video, learn how to master your downswing. The first move down should be a transfer of your weight to your front leg from the ground up as the lower body leads the upper body. Let pro Hank Haney be your personal trainer in this clip and get swingin!

How To: Improve golf pitching with the basic techniques

In this tutorial, golf pro Chris Toulson demonstrates pitching basics including set up, wrist hinge, turning of the body and finish position. It is important to know these details when you play golf in order to guarantee the right swing. If you are a beginner, or just need some help with your swing, follow along with this video and learn some useful pro tips.

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: Hit a golf ball on a bad lie

If your ball has landed on a less than ideal spot to hit from, check out this tutorial. in this video you will learn how to hit a golf ball on a 'bad lie'. A bad lie is when your ball gets stuck on leaves or debris that would obstruct your swing. Hitting a golf ball on a bad lie means getting rid of any debris surrounding the ball without touching the ball. Learn about how each situation is unique when hitting golf balls on bad lies in this instructional video. Fix the lies and you will be on...

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: Arrange a golf bag

Keeping your golf bag neat can save you a ton of time on the course. If you aren't quite Tiger Woods and don't have your own caddy, check out this tutorial. In it, you will learn the best way to organize your bag and keep the game flowing. When arranging a golf bag, it's important to separate the clubs into three sets, including the woods, the middle clubs and the short irons. Find out how to arrange golf clubs in a descending order with the short irons in front in this helpful clip.

How To: Fix an inside-out golf slice

An inside out slice in golf is not ideal. If you would like to know how to fix this issue, check out this tutorial. In order to fix an inside-out slice in golf, the golfer needs to use his body and avoid rushing when he gets to the top of his swing. Learn how to slow down to fix bad golf swings in this instructional clip. By working on your swing speed you will improve your game and be ready to take on more experienced opponents.

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: Hit a straight golf ball

There are many ways you will need to hit your ball in golf, and in this tutorial you will learn how to hit one straight. In order to hit a golf ball straight, it's important to avoid gripping the club in the palm of the hand, and to avoid using too much of the fingers in a grip. Find out how to grip a golf club by shaking hands with the club in this short video. As long as you hit your ball correctly you are a few steps closer to making the shot and winning your game!

How To: Read a golf scorecard

When you start to play golf, you will need to know certain things like how to keep score and follow the game. When looking at a golf scorecard, there is typically a list of local rules listed, and these rules should be taken into account in addition to USGA rules. Find out how handicaps indicate the difficulty of a hole in golf in this helpful tutorial. So, if you are ready to start playing, follow along with this video and start taking proper score.

How To: Organize golf clubs

Don't get stuck on the course searching for the right putter. In golf, the old standard for organizing clubs entails putting the shorter clubs in the first slot of the bag, the middle irons in the middle brackets and the big clubs in the back. In this quick and easy to follow video, you will get a step by step on how to arrange your clubs so you know where everything is. So, get ready to be your own caddy and find out where to place putters and hybrids in a golf bag with this clip.

How To: Hit a high golf shot

Hitting a high golf shot is easier to do with a nine iron or pitching wedge, and the key is to move a ball forward in the golf stance. If you are ready to learn this shot, follow this tutorial. This helpful video will allow you to create backspin when elevating a golf ball and improve your swing. The clip will show you a quick step by step to get you started..all you have left to do is practice!

How To: Hold a belly putter in golf

When holding a belly putter in golf, a longer grip should be used than the type of grip used for a normal putter. In this tutorial, learn how to use that belly putter effectively and win every match. In this video, you will discover methods for keeping a belly putter centered. Staying centered is the key to excelling at this type of swing. So, if you are ready to master that putter.. follow along and you'll be ready to hit the course!

How To: Repair golf club grips

When the grip on a golf club gets worn out there is no way to repair them - not effectively any way. So, if your grip is wearing down, follow this tutorial and learn how to remove and replace it.

How To: Play the long greenside bunker shot

Golf is a difficult sport that takes time and patience to not only play, but to learn as well. In order to hit the perfect shot, a player needs composure, mental toughness, and the right set of mind to hit the ball where it needs to be. Since golf courses can vary from course to course, golfers must be prepared for the worst. In this tutorial you'll find out how to play the long greenside bunker shot while plying golf. To some this is easy, and for others it's a bit more difficult. So pay att...

How To: Hit a pitch shot in golf

In this video, we learn how to make hit a pitch shot in golf. To hit this, you will need to get close to the ball, not too close but be on top of the shot. Lean the club towards the target so it's lined up with the ball. Shift your weight slightly forward and rock your shoulders so you feel the club go through both sides. You must initiate your swing with how you are gripping the club. Use force, but not too much force in your swing. Switch your weight from the opposite side to the side you a...

How To: Hit a flop shot with the golf ball

In this video by Golf Link, learn all about how to hit a flop shot with a golf ball. A flop shot is a defensive shot taken just off of the front heel with the spine slightly behind the ball. Create more loft and bounce in your golf game by using a flop shot on the green.

How To: Use a golf gap wedge

Wondering what a golf gap wedge is? Learn all about it in this video by Golf Link on how to use a gap wedge. In golf, a gap wedge is used to hit shots similar to shots that are taken with a sand wedge or pitching wedge. Find out how a gap wedge splits the distance between a pitching wedge and sand wedge, and how to use one.

How To: Avoid creating angles when putting

Looking to work on your form? Try this free video golfing lesson for size. In short: When putting, to be able to release the putter down the line to your target, the club must travel slightly inside the target line. For a complete overview of how to become a better putter, watch this video guide.

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: 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: 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: 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: Hit golf balls father with physical exercises

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use physical exercises to help hit golf balls farther. Begin by using a weighted golf club and swing it several times a day. This will help build muscles and golf muscles. It will strengthen the users swing. Swing the weighted golf club slowly. With a regular club, take multiple swings. Golf muscles are quick-twitch muscles that help golfers develop speed and flexibility. Users can also use two golf clubs to swing. This video will benefit those vie...

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: 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: Calculate a handicap in golf

This video presentation details the process of calculating a handicap in golf, in this presentation the handicap will be calculated on the USGA handicap system which is the official handicap system to be used in the United States. On each score card, there is a designation for the handicap and slope, these numbers do not vary frequently between sixty-eight and seventy-four, and one-fifteen, and one-thirty, respectively. The 'Slope' is a new calibration that is used to help make a handicap fai...

How To: Hit golf irons with no offset

This is a demonstration of golf, how to hit irons that have no offset. Offset is the small kink at bottom of the vertical straight shaft. If there is an offset then the hand is held in line with the ball so that when the hit is given the head strikes the ball with maximum force at an angle which gives the ball a back spin. When you have no offset then the hand is held little ahead of the ball to give the same effect of maximum force and a back spin.

How To: Use a good delivery position in your golf swing

This Sports video tutorial will show you how to get a good delivery position in your golf swing. This video is from Golf Link where in Adam Hill talks about the delivery position. This is the position you attain right before you get into the hitting area or the impact zone. From the top of your back swing, the delivery position is that point where the club shaft is parallel to the ground during the down swing. A good delivery position is when the right elbow and the right knee have kicked in ...

How To: Increase golf club head speed

This is a Sports category video tutorial where you will learn how to increase golf club head speed. The video tutorial is from Golf Link. If you want to move your body faster, thereby creating more club head speed and longer shots, one of the best ways of doing that is through the use of torque. Torque means, as you make your back swing, you wind up your upper body while avoiding turning your lower body. This makes your body to unwind much faster. To practice this, put a box between your legs...

How To: Hit the golf ball as a draw

This Sports video tutorial shows how to hit the golf ball as a draw. Frank demonstrates in this video how to hit a draw. It is very easy to hit one. What you should aim to achieve is an inside outside swing. He has laid out three clubs on the ground. One club is on target line. The other two clubs are parallel to each other and are on swing path line with the ball placed in their middle. When you swing your club back, go through the two clubs winding up. In the unwind portion, your club shoul...

How To: Hit a golf ball with an iron

PGA golf professional Frank Ganley explains how to hit a golf ball with an iron. In golf, a player has a variety of clubs to choose from, but should only have one type of swing. Frank emphasizes that in order to learn how to hit a golf ball with an iron, the player needs to use the same swing that he uses when hitting the ball with a wooden club. The key to a successful hit is in the players ability to adjust for the difference in the lengths of shafts of the clubs. This because a wooden golf...