Simple Golf Swing Tips to Improve Your Technique

By Jimmy Ballard

Now what I would like to do is really simplify the golf swing for you. We can talk about all of the areas, all of the things that happened and so forth, but the club is going 100 miles an hour. I want to tell you the simple way to do this.

What to Think About As You Swing the Club

One of the ways that I have found to get my students to swing without any problems is to make them swing without a lot of thought, just basically one thought.

  • That one thought is that when we set-up we do it with a triangle.
  • If we keep our left elbow down on the backswing then we will have the triangle at waist height going back.
  • If the right side of the triangle, which is the right arm, hinges up naturally and the left elbow folds down, there’s a triangular shape at the top.

The Triangle Arm Position

From there, again keeping the left elbow down, that triangle will reappear at impact. Then keeping the left elbow pointing down, look how I get full extension down the line, I still have the triangular shape. On the follow-through the left side of the triangle, the left elbow, folds and my body is straight and balanced at the target, and I have the perfect triangle. I can bring that triangle back around, set it down, and it’s exactly where I started.

Preventing Hook Shots

The ball cannot curve if you do this; you’re keeping the club square to the ball throughout the swing. Now remember, these are very simple facts, and these are the keys, don’t forget them.

You start with a triangle at waist height, at the top of the swing you still have the triangular shape with the right side of the triangle folding. At impact, the triangle is back intact and at waist height through the ball the left elbow is down, the triangle is intact. Then the straight balanced finish with the elbows down and together, that’s the perfect triangle, no angles, and the results are straight golf shots.


Category: Arms

About the Instructor

Jimmy Ballard
Jimmy Ballard
Jimmy Ballard Swing Connection
24 Dockside Lane, PMB 406
Key Largo, FL 33037
Tel: 800-999-6664