It can be hard to focus on everything you’ve been told to do when you play golf, and sometimes you just want to get out there and block it all out. We’re here with five tips for improving your golf swing, and keep you mentally and physically prepared for your next swing. Breaking it down to five things keeps it easy, and helps you relax and enjoy yourself out on the green. Read on, and grab your golf gear, a buddy, and a remote control golf cart, and head out for a game of golf. Before you swing Before you swing make sure that you have everything in place. Make sure that your club-face, feet, hips and shoulders are all aligned. And not just aligned together, aligned so that they’ll hit your target. This is the most important part of your swing. Whether or not your actual swing is great, depends on your alignment. If you don’t take the time to align your swing, you’ll have difficulty getting the ball on the green. A note for your alignment: Anything you do should feel tension-free and comfortable. If you’re tense while you’re swinging, it will never work like you want it to. So align your swing, and make sure you stay relaxed while doing it. Starting your Swing Stay connected to your swing. That can mean a lot of different things for different golfers, but it’s important to feel connected through each stage of your swing. Remember to keep your club, hands, arms and body moving in one direction together. Disconnecting from your swing, can bring trouble about your downswing. Keep your hands from taking over, by delaying your wrist right until your golf club shaft is parallel to the ground. Backswing Your backswing is important to the entirety of your swing. If your body doesn’t feel right, or your body feels like it’s blocking your club from completing your backswing you should probably analyze your entire swing. Be sure to make a full turn in your backswing, with your upper body going back. Your Hips It’s important to let your hips lead in a swing. By letting your hips lead, you’re getting your swing started correctly, and letting whatever happens follow. If you finish your swing and realize that something is off, go back to your hips. Take Away It’s hard to listen to every bit of golfing advise, and it’s important to take what works for you and leave the rest. You know your body best, so do what works for you. These are tips that pros and the majority of golfers swear by, but if it’s not for you, and it doesn’t work for your swing, keep working on it your way. The most important part of golf is to relax and have fun. Grab a friend and your electric golf trolley and head out to work on your swing, and play a round.
October 16, 2017 — Natalie Montoya

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