Golf Swing Tips and Tricks

By Teresa Justine Kelly

There are many golf swing tips and tricks to get you from the tee shot to the green. These few tips will help restore your natural swing, get you out of wet fairways and help with those difficult iron shots. Practice these tips on the driving range so you're ready to face these situations on the course.

Rhythm and tempo

Maintaining rhythm and tempo in your golf swing is incredibly important. When you find your golf shots have gone awry, it's usually because you are swinging too fast. If your tempo is too fast in your tee shots, fairway shots or approach shots, try this tip: Commit to swinging at 50 percent on every shot, both in your back swing and the downswing. Use this method for several holes, and you will begin to feel your natural tempo return.

Soggy conditions

Playing golf on a wet fairway calls for different measures. The ball has a tendency to settle into the grass in wet conditions, so select one club more than you normally would in dry conditions. For example, if you normally use a 7 iron to shoot 150 yards, club up to a 6 iron instead. The longer club will compensate for less roll on your ball. Play the ball back slightly more than normal. Your goal is to hit the ball before hitting turf. Swing easy to keep the ball low, and shorten your finish to promote a lower ball flight.

Consistent irons

Many golfers are afraid to hit down on the ball with their irons, fearing they will hurt themselves. Instead, they end up scooping the ball off the turf, resulting in a topped shot. To get the ball airborne with distance and backspin, you must hit down on the ball. Tension in your arms, shoulders and hands will make it difficult to hit down and through the ball, so it is important to relax your arms and shoulders and loosen your grip slightly.

About The Author

Teresa Kelly graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. She was an editor for seven years for several magazines and publishing houses. Kelly is an avid golfer, a well-known children's book and golf author, and is currently the president of Highview Press/Golfing Lady that produces all occasion golf greeting cards.

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