I mentioned many times that I am a student of the game. This wonderful journey of gaining knowledge has provided many positives. The more I learn, the more I realize that I my journey started way to late. I guess that as I matured, I realized that understanding more about my golf passion was the key to better golf. It seems that every day I find something that could have helped my game if I hand only knew. Well, lucky for you I love to share what I find and this particular video will be a foundation builder that all beginners should know.
I stumbled across this video that offers five golf tips that are something that I have developed, but at a real slow pace. The tip that I work on the most is ‘hinge at the hips’; more to follow after the video.
In my early years (and sometimes now) I had a tendency to pull my left hip back too fast and I would pull the ball. This inturn would caused my club to create a path that was outside – in. It was very frustrating because I could not figure out what I was doing wrong because I had no knowledge base from which to draw. Fortunately, I have fixed that deficiency in my golf game and I like the way my journey is heading.
If you are just starting your golf journey or want to understand areas where you might improve, I recommend that you take the above video serious and explore the tips provided.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!
2 thoughts on “Five Golf Tips I Wish I Knew When I Started Golf”
Jim, these are great reminders. I have found the point about hinging from the waist very important. The reason is that when you do it correctly, you arch your back slightly which in turn engages your lower body and allows you to make a more athletic move. The hunched over posture at address is a killer. I doubled down on this in last week’s tennis game and found the same benefits. Why I constantly fight engaging my lower body? I’m not sure but I think it has something to do with a life spent doing desk work.
Can’t change any of that now. Heading out to the range today to validate, thanks!
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I spent a great deal of time at a desk as well in the latter part of my career. All the tips can be a struggle if I am not mentally engaged in the moment. Have a great time on the range.
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