Free Golf Tips & Instructions

By Glenn Mcanally

Golfers can develop bad habits over the years if they do not regularly reevaluate their game and make certain changes. Many PGA Tour professionals reassess and rebuild their swings under coached instruction. It is also important to accept feedback and constructive criticism from fellow golfers when it's given. Other golfers can watch you and see what you can't. But then again, they can only see so much. The golf swing happens so fast, it is nearly impossible to study a swing in real time. This article will discuss ways to analyze your swing and develop good practice routines.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate
Step 1
Buy a movie camera. You probably wouldn't spend $150,000 for a high-definition television network camera to study your swing in slow motion. But consider a $100 camera that shoots video. Most media players on your computer will give you great insight with the slow-motion or frame-by-frame mode.
Step 2
Have a friend shoot some video of your golf shots and analyze your form through each phase of the swing. You can also set your camera on a tripod if a friend can't make it.
Step 3
Determine what aspects of your swing you need to address. Film yourself periodically as you practice and measure your progress.
Step 4
Get flexible. If improvement starts to plateau, check to see if you have any limits in flexibility and learn what stretching exercises can increase flexibility.
Step 5
Evaluate your strength. Although golf is not a game about strength, the strengthening of certain core rotational muscles can help your game.

Tips & Warnings

Maintain a balance in the practice time you allot for putting, chipping, pitching and launching full shots. If you have mastered one of these areas already, then concentrate on the remaining ones. Find a field with grass that closely resembles a fairway grass environment. This is a great way to practice your short game for free.
Maintain a balance in the practice time you allot for putting, chipping, pitching and launching full shots. If you have mastered one of these areas already, then concentrate on the remaining ones.
Find a field with grass that closely resembles a fairway grass environment. This is a great way to practice your short game for free.
Don't make a daily habit of hitting your irons off an artificial grass mat. Grass mats do not allow you to swing the irons the way you should on real grass. You can also damage your arm joints and tendons over time as only natural grass can absorb the shock of your club striking the ground. On an artificial mat, your arms take the blow.

About The Author

Glenn McAnally is a thriller novelist and life long golfer who lives in Southern California. His most recent work is the action thriller Endangered as well as a story credit for the upcoming Nintendo DS title Elite Forces: Unit 77. He is a graduate of Villanova University.

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