The first three (grip, aim, stance , and stance & posture ) are all about the pre-swing set-up and the next three (backswing, downswing, and finish) are all about the swing.
Setup Position your feet shoulder width apart. (Remember to adjust golf ball position based on which club you’re using.) Flare toes out slightly. Allow a little bend in the knees. Bend at the hips so your hands naturally fall below your shoulders. To find the right amount of hip hinge: Bend your knees slightly.
Here’s the secret : Gravity creates constant acceleration. If you swing the club downward, it automatically accelerates. The problem is that most people stop the club when it hits the ball. Don’t hit at the ball; swing through it.
That makes the swing plane way too flat and forces the player to re-route the club dramatically to even hit the ball. The wrists shouldn’t roll sideways. They hinge by moving up and down. Try this: Hold the club out in front of you , and hinge it upward as if you were going to tap your nose.
The erratic tempo is due to hitting solely with your arms and trying to blast every shot as hard as you can. In your golf swing , your arms move relatively fast compared to your body rotation. The odds of you being able to replicate the exact same hitting motion with your arms is impossible.
The start of learning proper golf swing basics is to first get into that proper swing stance. Set both feet with your weight distributed evenly on the middle part of your feet. Set your hips back, and then angle your upper body and spine forward, facing the ball. Then bend your knees a bit to get some added stability.
Start with short swings at first, one-quarter of the way back. Pick clubs that are easier to hit, such as a 9-iron rather than a 5-iron or driver. Let him swing without a ball at first, so he gets the feel of the swing . Then have your student just work on making contact with the ball.
Place the butt of the club on the tip of your thumb. That space — from the top of your thumb to your belt buckle — represents how far your body should be from the end of the club. From that position you can simply place the club on the ground behind the ball to achieve the proper stance.
The hips initiate the downswing . At the top of the backswing, the hips have turned back, away from the ball and the target. On the way down, they will turn back and face the target directly. The rotation of them will result in the front hip (left for a right-handed player) bumping, or lifting forward and up in the air.
Scott Piercy is one of a handful of players on the PGA Tour with a 10 – finger grip . In fact, since Bob Estes went to something else a few years back, Piercy is the only guy that I know of who still uses it. Most players either use an interlock grip or the overlap grip .