Golfing is a sport that many people enjoy taking part in. It used to be just a sport that older men enjoyed, but now, it is recognized as a sport for people of all ages and races. Men, women, and kids all enjoy the challenge that it presents because you not only have to learn the proper stance, but you have to learn the perfect golf swing.
People who have never golfed do not realize the amount of effort it takes. Even if they have played putt-putt before, there is an extreme difference between putting and trying to send your ball as far down the fairway as possible. However, the premise is still somewhat the same.
When you strike a ball with a club, if your aim is a little off or your club is twisted at impact, you could send your ball way off the fairway. This is not good.
This is because clubs have a groove in them that determines where your ball will go during the fraction of a second it takes to go from impact to the ball soaring. The ball will begin spinning its way through the air and down the fairway. The motion, the angle, and the power of your swing will make all the difference.
If you want to perfect your swing, you first have to learn the proper way to hold your club and with these two exercises, you may find a better way to swing your club and swing straighter. To begin, hold your club in the hand that you use on the top of the club. The end of the club should be in line with the pad of your palm. Your first finger should rest under the club’s handle. You should be able to let go of the middle, ring, and pinky fingers, as well as the thumb, and support the club. This puts your thumb in line with the leading edge of your club.
The wrist should not bend when you are swinging. To practice or perhaps see why your wrist does bend, use a simple clothes hanger hold it in the same hand that you were holding the club with and put your other arm there like you normally would, creating a triangle with your arms. When you swing, try to keep the clothes hanger tight against your arm. If it touches the other arm, try again.