How to Hit a Golf Ball Solid Every Time

By Glenn Mcanally

A golf ball that is hit solid does not even feel like it has been hit. That is because the club has done most of the work. It means that your hands and body have not interfered with letting the club do its job. You will not feel any stinging vibrations through your arms or hands. If you want to make solid contact with the ball, you have to hit the ball with just the right spot of the club face. This will produce the proper spin and trajectory. There are a few guidelines to follow to accomplish this.


Difficulty: Moderate
Step 1
Look at the angle of your club shaft when your club face is squarely in front of the ball at address. The angle of your club shaft must remain at that angle throughout the entire swing.
Step 2
Start with a slow and smooth backswing.
Step 3
Let your downswing feel like the club is falling freely and that you are not rushing it down to the ball.
Step 4
Hit the ball on the downswing with your irons. This produces the proper loft and spin. You will take out a divot in the grass if you correctly hit the ball on the downswing.
Step 5
Hit the driver on the upswing. The driver club face does not have much loft, and an upswing strike will carry the ball farther.
Step 6
Make sure the hands always lead the club head. You will have more leverage when you break your wrists and release the club. More leverage equals more club head speed. More club head speed equals more distance.

Tips & Warnings

Get into the practice of thrusting your hips at impact to create more power. Transfer the weight of your body from the right foot to the left at impact.
Get into the practice of thrusting your hips at impact to create more power.
Transfer the weight of your body from the right foot to the left at impact.
Do not look up to see where your ball is going. This throws your swing out of alignment.

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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