Bend and stretch in your follow-through Ultimately, shoulder tilt and shoulder turn in the backswing, and the backward bending of the upper body in the follow-through, are three common elements pretty much all good golfers have in common — no matter how different their swings may appear.
Tempo is the ratio of your backswing time to your downswing time. By placing these sensors on the best players in the world, Blast Motion learned the average tempo for a professional golfer is somewhere between 2:1 and 3:1 depending on whether they are holding a wedge or putter vs. a driver.
The left hand and arm must play the dominant role in the swing at all times. If it does not, you have no alternative but to over employ the right hand, The right hand can only dominate if the left hand and arm fails to play its controlling role.
A good ballstriker in golf is a golfer whose full swings – shots with woods, hybrids, and irons – result in dead-solid contact over and over again. The golfer who is ultra-consistent in impact position – at making great contact – is a great ballstriker.
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.
Here’s how it works: As the clubhead approaches the ball, your right wrist is bent backward while your left is flexed, or bowed (photo 1, above). The only explanation for this is that the wrists do indeed “ flick ” at the bottom of your swing.
The major reason golf can be difficult to learn is because it is rarely taught properly. It is generally taught from the point of view that people naturally want to be able to be very good golfers so they are taught the perfect golf grip, stance, and alignment and shown how to swing the club “properly.”
How to Know Which Golf Club to Use
|Club||Men’s Average Distance||Women’s Average Distance|
|6- iron||150 yards||130 yards|
|7 – iron||140 yards||120 yards|
|8- iron||130 yards||110 yards|
|9- iron||120 yards||100 yards|
Survey after survey shows that the number one thing golfers want is more distance and power. In an attempt to achieve these goals, golfers tend to swing way too hard and too fast. While it is true that a faster swing will technically produce a longer shot, the ball must also be struck in the middle of the clubface.
According to Golf Digest, Tiger hits the driver an average of 285 yards with carry. His long irons (2- to 4-iron) range from 250 to 200 yards . His middle irons (5, 6, 7) range from 208 to 172 yards . His 8-iron travels 158 yards , and 9-iron flies 142.