January 20, 2018

Tips On Golf Swing: How To Fade The Locked-In Way

There are many tips on golf swing on how to produce an intentional fade.

The conventional tips on golf swing to produce an intentional fade are not very reliable.

I recently read an article that instructs how to hit an intentional fade;

“1) Use your usual stance as you address the ball and maintain good focus for the swing.
2) You will need to select an aiming point/target where you want the ball to come to rest.
3) This one is important—adjust the positioning of your feet roughly 10 to 15 degrees of angle to the left of the previously selected aiming point/target. This foot adjustment must be done for the next step to work correctly.
4) While in this stance make sure the club is lined up facing directly at the target you have chosen. This allows the club face to be in the open position relative to your body angle and swing path, and when combined with the feet now positioned at the proper left angle induces the fade shot we are after.
5) Now take a normal swing and if your feet are at the proper left angle and the face of the club is open correctly the ball will fly slightly off to the left, but then begin to gradually fade away to the right towards the target you have selected.” Read more…

A much more reliable way to produce an intentional fade is to lock-in a fade ball flight alignment before beginning the golf swing.

Although I instruct more than 12 ways to produce an intentional fade in the book, How To Hit A Perfect Fade, one of my favorite methods to hit a fade is what I refer to as the Sure-Fire Fade Technique.

The Sure-Fire Fade Technique is easy to perform.

First, assume a comfortable stance and posture as if addressing a ball.

Next, sole the face of your club in the middle of your stance and then grip your club with with an overlapping, interlocking or baseball style of grip. Complete your grip by locking the lifeline of your right hand squarely and firmly on your left thumb.

Third, then without moving your feet or club, unlock the lifeline of your right hand at least an inch from your left thumb without completely un-gripping your club. Then re-lock the lifeline of your right hand squarely and firmly on your left thumb. Do not thereafter unlock the lifeline of your right hand from your left thumb. At this point you have locked-in a fade ball flight alignment in relation to your body.

Fourth, then center the sweet spot of your club face as near to the back of your ball as possible (within one-eighth of an inch to the back of your ball) and align your shoulders parallel with your directional line- the imaginary line on which you want your ball to fly initially in order to curve to your target.

Fifth, keep your left heel planted, maintain eye contact with your ball and execute a regular golf swing. (You must keep your left heel planted and maintain eye contact  with your ball from the beginning of your swing until your club face contacts your ball.)

In turn, your ball should fade perfectly to your target, discounting wind conditions and elevation differences between your stance and your ball.

This is much more reliable method than the conventional way of trying to produce a fade.

Try it and I bet you will agree that these are some of the best tips on golf swing that you will find anywhere to hit a perfect fade.

 

 

 

Best Golf Swing Tips: Deliver A Square Club Face To Your Ball At Impact

how to drive a straight golf ballOne of the best golf swing tips anywhere to be found is to deliver a square club face to your ball at impact.

If you want to hit your golf ball straight to your target, one of the best golf swing tips is not only to deliver a square club face to your ball at impact but also on a path that matches your target line.

Three factors determine the direction and trajectory of your ball: The alignment and path of your club face and, its angle of attack at impact.

If the alignment of your club face is square when it contacts the ball and its path matches the target line, the ball will fly on a straight path in the direction of the target.

A recent article addressed the importance of delivering a square club face to the ball at impact if you want to hit a straight golf shot:

“Make certain that you hit your golf ball squarely with the face of your club. Doing this will give you the best opportunity for a straight shot. When you don’t achieve proper ball and club alignment, the ball will move from the club at an angle. Experiment with grip and how you hold your club until you can reliably hit the ball at the proper 90 degree angle.” Read more…http://www.balf.net/simple-golf-tips-that-are-easy-to-learn/.

How high the ball will fly will depend on the angle of attack of the club face, whether steep, shallow or in between.

Aside from direction and trajectory, the third rail of what determines the flight of your ball is distance.

Distance is determined by a lot of components, including the club you choose, the speed of your swing as well as the angle of attack of the club face.

Typically, a higher golf shot will not travel as far as a lower one, especially with the scoring irons. Those who produce powerfully high drives may disagree but, for most irons, the higher the shot the less the distance, on average.

What many golfers and instructors do not know is that when you deliver a square club face to the ball at impact you correspondingly will deliver an on line swing path of the club face, assuming your shoulders are aligned parallel with your target line, an even more reason why one of the best golf swing tips is to deliver a square club face to your ball at impact

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Perfect Your Golf Game: How To Own Your Own Swing

golf swing instructional lessonsIn terms of how to perfect your golf game, there are some steps you can take to own your swing.

In other words, it is not all that difficult to perfect your golf game and own your own golf swing if you understand the true fundamentals of golf and build your swing with such knowledge.

In a recent golf article Tiger woods commented that he would like to own his own swing.

The article suggested there only have been two professional golfers who truly owned their own swing: Ben Hogan and Moe Norman.

I would disagree somewhat because I think Lee Trevino definitely owned his own swing and, along with Ben Hogan and Moe Norman, was one of the best ball-strikers in the history of the sport. He too could hit the golf ball straight as you can point.

Nevertheless, Tiger has never owned his own swing because he has gone through too many changes, including those with Sean Foley.

What Tiger, Sean Foley and Tiger’s former coaches do know about the fundamentals of golf is what I refer to in many of my books and videos as the “Vardon Curse.”

The “Vardon Curse” describes what occurs the very instant a Vardon overlapping, conventional interlocking or regular baseball style of grip is formed on aa golf club.

The very instant any of these styles of grip are assumed, the wrists will rotate the club face to an open alignment and the elbow line to an out-to-in path across the shoulder line to establish a slice ball flight.

Once you understand this fundamental of golf, you only need to learn how to convert this inherent slice ball flight alignment to your desired ball flight and then lock-in your desired ball flight.

Then, once you have locked-in your desired ball flight alignment, all that remains is to complete your setup proceedings.

This requires you to center the sweet spot of your club face as near as possible to the back of your ball (without moving it in the process) and align your shoulders parallel with your directional line.

If you then keep your left heel planted, maintain eye contact with your ball and execute a regular golf swing without attempting to manipulate your club face off its pre-swing alignment and path, the impact position of your club face will replicate its address position and your ball will fly precisely where you intended, discounting wind conditions and elevation differentials between your stance and your ball.

You then will own your own golf swing and so would Tiger woods if he followed the same procedures.

However, it could take you and Tiger Woods a very long time to learn precisely how to convert the inherent slice ball flight alignment (that occurs the very instant you assume a conventional style of golf grip) to a desired ball flight alignment.

Although it took me more than ten years of research and experiments to learn how to convert the inherent slice alignment (that occurs the instant a conventional style of grip is assumed) to a desired ball flight,  I now have designed, developed and perfected more than 100 techniques to lock-in and hit a straight golf shot

In addition, I have designed, developed and perfected more than 60 techniques to lock-in and hit shaped golf shots, such as a controlled fade, draw, slice, hook, push and pull.

Many of my techniques to lock-in straight as well as shaped golf shots are now available in books, Special Reports and DVD’s at http://lockedingolf.com and http://shapedgolfshots.com.

Once you learn how to lock-in your desired ball flight and follow the remainder of the instructions in each technique, you will be able to perfect your golf game and own your own swing.

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How To Drive Your Golf Ball Straight And Far: Keep Your Left Heel Planted And Make A Fuller Shoulder Turn

There are several steps you can take in terms of how to drive your golf ball straight and far.

First of all, you must comply with the basic fundamentals when learning how to drive your golf ball straight and far.

The most important fundamental in golf  is to grip your club correctly.

If you have any doubts about whether you are gripping your club correctly, you should seek the help of a professional instructor to ensure that you are.

Secondly, once you have gripped your club correctly you should not disconnect the lifeline of your right hand from your left thumb unless doing so to perform some of my techniques to lock-in a straight ball flight alignment.

Addressing your ball properly is one of the most significant steps in the pre-swing proceedings.

This entails centering the sweet spot of you club face as near to the back of your ball as possible without moving your ball in the process.

It means you should flex your knees in a military “at ease” position in order to stand tall to the ball and allow your hips to rotate freely.

It likewise entails standing to he ball so your hands are positioned directly in line and below your shoulders.

Perhaps the most critical part of the setup phase of the swing is to ensure your shoulders are aligned parallel with your target line, the imaginary line running from your target back to and through your ball.

Once you have complied with these fundamentals in the setup phase of the swing, you should consider having only three “swing thoughts.”

One, keep your left heel planted firmly during your swing.

Two, maintain eye contact with your ball from the beginning of your swing through impact.

Three, while keeping you left heel planted and maintaining eye contact with your ball, keep your left arm reasonably straight and swing your club  until your left shoulder firmly touches your chin.

Then, continue to maintain eye contact with your ball and allow your club face to return to your ball in a reflexive manner without attempting to steer it in any manner.

You then will experience how to drive your ball far and straight.

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How To Hit Your Golf Ball Straight: Beware Of The “Squat” Movement During Your Golf Swing

how to hit your golf ball straighter and longerIn terms of how to hit your golf ball straight you should be careful about exercising the “squat” movement in your golf swing.

It may indeed prevent you from experiencing how to hit your golf ball straight.

Any unusual movement during your down swing will change the alignment and path of your club face to some degree. Consequently , it will  cause you to hit your ball in a different direction and pattern than otherwise.

If you wish to hit a golf ball straight, there are several golf swing tips that should be followed:

First, you should grip your club in a conventional manner and complete your grip by locking the lifeline of your right hand squarely and firmly on your left thumb.

Next, you should establish a square alignment and an on line swing path of your club with the face of your club centered as near as possible to the back of your ball and, at the same time, have your shoulders aligned parallel with your target line at the completion of your setup routine.

If you then were to execute a regular golf swing without any manipulation of your club to re-route the alignment and swing path of your club face, you should produce a straight golf shot.

However, if you were to have manipulated the club during your swing in such example you would have re-routed the alignment and swing path of your club and have produced something other than a straight shot.

Making a squatting movement in an unusual way during your down swing, whether intentional or inadvertent, likewise will re-route the alignment and path of the club face and will produce an errant golf shot, assuming all of  the aforementioned golf swing tips were followed to produce a straight golf shot.

Just because Tiger Woods and other top golfers have incorporated a “squatting” movement in their swings does not mean that you should do the same.

You may gain a little more distance with such a movement but it will not help you in terms of  how to hit your golf ball straight.

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Best Golf Lessons: Understanding What Happens To Your Club Face After Gripping your Club

best golf lessonsOne of the most significant and best golf lessons is to understand what happens to your club face after gripping your club.

More specifically, one of the most important and best golf lessons is to learn what happens to the alignment and swing path of your club face in response to any body movement after gripping your club.

In terms of club face alignment you should appreciate that it is most difficult to determine the true alignment of your club face from a naked eye.

Conventional golf swing instruction would have you to believe that if your club face appears to be aligned squarely to your ball and target at the completion of your set up, it truly will be so aligned.

Traditional golf swing instruction would suggest that, at such point, you should be in a position to hit your golf ball straight.

Such instructions are fallacious and erroneous.

Just because your club face may appear to be aligned squarely to your ball at your final address is no guarantee that it is so aligned.

Here are some reasons why club face appearance does not necessarily mean how it truly is aligned, nor does it foretell whether you will hit your best golf shots.

First of all, if the sweet spot of the club face is not centered as near as possible to the back of your ball at the completion of your set up proceedings, it is not aligned in a true square  manner to your ball even if it appears to be so squarely aligned. It is aligned squarely only to the spot on which the sole of the club face is positioned.

For example, even though the club face may appear to be squarely aligned but if centered 0ne-half inch behind the ball at final address, the club face will bottom out at such point if a simple golf swing is executed and, by the time the club face contacts the ball, it will be closed and on an in-to-out swing path. In turn, it  most likely will produce a hook golf shot.

In order for the club face to be aligned squarely to the ball at final address, its sweet spot must be centered next to the ball because this is the point the club face must bottom out during the downswing in order to hit a straight golf shot.

All too many golfers center the sweet spot of their club face too far back from the ball instead of as near to the back of the ball as possible, They  assume they have their club face aligned squarely to the ball.

They don’t.

Again, even if the club face actually is aligned squarely, it is aligned squarely only in reference to the point it rests rather than to the ball, itself.

Here is the second reason why a club face may not be aligned squarely to the ball even when it appears so aligned and even if centered as near to the back of the ball as possible at the completion of the pre-shot proceedings.

Thousands of experiments demonstrate that the instant you grip a golf club with either an overlapping, interlocking or baseball style of grip, your club face will rotate to a slightly open alignment and to an out-to-in swing path.

Therefore, were you to center the sweet spot of your club face as near to the back of your ball as possible, align your shoulders parallel with your target line and then, and only then, grip your club with either an overlapping, interlocking or basseball style of grip, your club face would be slightly open even though it may appear to be perfectly square to the back of your ball.

The third reason why your club face may not be squarely aligned to the back of your ball even though it may be appear to be squarely aligned is what happens to the club face in response to any body movement after the grip is completed.

Once you grip your club and then move any body part, whether it involves moving nearer to or farther from the ball, raising or lowering your shoulders, flexing your knees up or down, widening or narrowing your stance or cupping, arching or rotating your wrists, your club face will rotate to a different alignment and swing path.

This rotation will continue with each subsequent body movement until you have completed your set up routine at which point it would be impossible to determine whether your club face is aligned squarely to your ball even though it may appear to be so aligned.

Now you should understand what  happens to your club face after gripping your club, which information should be considered as one of the best golf lessons you will ever receive.

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How To Hit The Golf Ball Straight: Allow The Club Face To Return To The Ball In A Reflexive Manner

how to hit the golf ball straightWhen learning how to hit the golf ball straight you should have a square alignment and an on line swing path of  the club face established at the completion of the set up routine.

The reason why this is good golf method when learning how to hit the golf ball straight is that if you have established a square alignment and an on line swing path of the club face at final address to the ball and execute a non-manipulative golf swing, the impact position of the club face will replicate its address position and you will hit straight golf shots.

There will be no reason to manipulate the club face during the back swing or during the downswing when you have established a straight ball flight alignment at the completion of your set up routine.

Indeed, when you have maintained a square alignment and an on line swing path of your club face at the completion of your back swing and you do not manipulate the club during your downswing your club face will return to your ball squarely in a reflexive manner at impact and produce a straight ball flight.

There are many articles and golf swing tips about what a golfer should do during his or her downswing.

However, the notion that a golfer must do something to re-route the alignment and path of the club during the downswing in an attempt to square the club face to the ball at impact only goes to demonstrate the club face was not squarely aligned at the beginning of the down swing.

My typical golf swing instructions teach that you can only process a couple of  thoughts during the golf swing.

Therefore,  when one is instructed to process numerous thoughts not only during the back swing but also during the down swing, it can be most confusing.

For example, a recent article suggested the following in terms of “things to do” during the down swing:

“Down swing: Make sure the downswing is full of power. However, this upon the style. Better drivers with flex increase dramatic power. Guarantee the legs are driving forward upon down swinging. This is just what creates momentum in a golf swing.

Contact: Ensure the club face is originating in the outside when visiting the ball. This is what allows better golf swingers to turn their wrist over to hit the ball with exact accuracy. Do not come from outside because this is what makes golf swingers to drag the ball.
Wrist Turn: Turn the trunk hand over upon making contact using the ball. Ensure to show the wrist through impact to prevent hooking or slicing the ball.”  Read more…http://answers.carecrunch.com/?p=221036.

Many other articles provide golf swing instructions about how to execute the downswing.

However, if a golfer has established a square club face that is centered directly behind the ball at final address and executes a simple golf swing, the club face will return reflexively and contact the ball squarely during the downswing.

Thus, in such an stance there would be no need for a golfer to do anything intentional or otherwise  to force the club face to a different path and alignment as it is delivered to the ball at impact.

If you establish a square alignment and an online swing path of the club face at the completion of the pre-shot routine, you will experience precisely how to hit the golf ball straight.

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Golf Swing Instructions: Bend Properly From The Waist For A Perfect Posture

golf swing lesson instructionsOne of the best golf swing instructions is to set up to the ball with a proper posture. The reason why setting up to the ball is one of the best golf swing instructions is that without a good posture at final address to the ball, you will not be able to turn your shoulders in sync with your hip rotation and arm movements.

If you want to learn how to drive a golf ball straight and far you must be able to turn and pivot correctly during your golf swing.

Without a proper posture and stance at the completion of your set up routine, it is difficult to turn and pivot effectively during your back swing as well as during your down swing.

For whatever reason, some golfers believe the best golf method to establish a proper posture is to bend their knees appreciably.

Such a squatting position in your set up will not enable you to swing effectively to hit your best golf shots.

A better golf swing tip is to merely flex your knees slightly as in a military “at ease” position and then bend from your waist until the sole of your club face is centered directly behind your ball.

In order to hit quality golf shots, it is not necessary to have a straight and rigid back position at the conclusion of your pre-shot proceedings, as some instructors recommend.

Nonetheless, it is imperative that you refrain from squatting to your ball with an unnatural knees bend.

If you assume a comfortable stance to your ball, flex your knees to a military “at ease” position and bend from the waist until the sole of your club face is centered directly behind your ball, you will be able to swing freely and hit quality golf shots.

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Tips For Golf Swing: Play the Way You Practice

tips for golf swingOne of the best tips for golf swing was contained in an article I recently read.

This article suggests doing something I routinely do during my practice time before beginning play. It truly is one of the best tips for golf swing.

Playing through your bag as though playing the course will definitely improve your golf game and lower your score..

Here is more of the article that describes this golf method of practice:

“Practicing in its most simple form is just repetition. This is when we are making changes to our swing and trying to build muscle memory into the new motion. Using the same club for many swings in a row to build confidence in the changes is encouraged.

This is the mode most people find themselves in even if they are not making changes or “grooving a rhythm.” This mode does not prepare a player for the golf course as we rarely play the same club on consecutive swings.

I advise students to simulate a round of golf on the practice tee as often as they can. This is called round simulation.

Many players struggle to find the time to get onto the golf course for four (sometimes more than five) hours but can more easily make time for practice. After “warming up” I encourage students to play a round of golf from the practice tee. Using a course they are familiar with or even a scorecard from their bag, choose a club for the tee shot on No. 1.

Then, depending on how well the shot was executed, select the next club based on the previous result. You would continue this procedure throughout the round including pitch or chip shots where you may have “missed the green.”

The normal progression of club selection during a round of golf is what we rarely practice for: long club (driver) to short or middle club (9 iron or 5 iron) to a wedge (pitch or chip onto the green). The key is to work through your bag in manner you would on the golf course.

Accept your poor shots as such and select the next club/shot accordingly. You may notice that you struggle on the practice tee with the same shots/clubs as you do on the golf course. Make notes as you come across club/shot sequences that give you trouble. After the “round” you may want to work on some of the shot sequences to execute them better in your next round whether it is on the course or “simulated.”

There is no easy way of taking the practice tee mentality to the golf course as there is no urgency to each swing, while on the golf course each shot matters (at the very least, not wanting to lose the golf ball regardless of any scoring issues involved). Our best option is to bring the “urgency” of each swing on the golf course to the practice tee. We may not lose any balls practicing, but basing our club and shot selections on the previous result can go a long way toward improving our performance on the actual golf course.”

You can find the complete article by David Enyeart at http://www.lvrj.com/golf/making-the-most-of-practice-what-range-activity-is-best-today-136302113.html?ref=113.

Therefore the next time you go to the range before playing the course, simply simulate playing the course as though you are playing the course.

For example, when you are able to hit straight golf shots on the practice range, simply repeat the same swing to hit straight shots on the golf course.

There is an extra advantage. By doing so, you get to play the course twice, so to speak.

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Tips On golf Swing: Use The Locked-Knees Test™ To Hit A Golf Ball Straight

One of the best tips on golf swingis to use the Locked-knees Test™ to hit a golf ball straight.

The reason why this is one of the best tips on golf swing is this test will reveal whether you have established a straight ball flight alignment at the completion of your setup routine and prior to beginning  your back wing in order to hit straight golf shots.

Although I strongly recommend you use one of the Locked-In Golf™ Techniques available at http://lockedingolf.com to lock in a straight ball flight alignment and hit a golf ball straight–as-an-arrow, the Locked-Knees Test™ can be used to determine whether you have established a straight ball flight alignment at final address to the ball whether you have locked-in such an alignment or not.

The Locked-Knees Test™ is easy and simple to conduct.

Once you have addressed your ball and completed your setup routine—and immediately before beginning your backswing- raise the sole of your clubface at least 8 inches above the ball without moving your feet in the process.

Then lock both knee joints and keep them locked until this test is completed.

Next, lower your shoulders by bending from your waist until the sole of the clubface hovers slightly above the level of the top of the ball.

If the sole of the clubface is aligned (points to) the very back edge of your ball, you will have established a straight ball flight alignment.

Assuming your shoulders are aligned parallel with your target at this stage, all that remains is to unlock your knees, lower the sole of your clubface back down to the surface, keep a steady head (a must) and execute a simple golf swing.

You should then watch your ball fly on a straight path in the direction of your target, discounting wind conditions and elevation differences between your stance and your ball.

However, if the sole of your clubface is not aligned to the back of your ball when conducting the Locked-Knees Test™ you should change your stance or posture until it does point to the very back edge of your ball when you conduct the test Then perform the additional steps as described above to hit your golf ball straightto your target.

Once you learn how to conduct the Locked-Knees Test™ and use it routinely after completing your setup proceedings, you should see your golf scores improve.

You then should agree this is some of the best tips on golf swing you will ever receive.

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