2012-04-27 / Sports

Weekly Golf Tips For All Levels of Players

By Joel Garyn

With Indian summer upon us I am sure many of you were out enjoying yourselves on the links. I certainly hope that, regardless of your score and some mis-hits, you had a good time. To enjoy it even further my advice is to go over my articles and try to absorb most of the quality information that goes into these articles or seek help from a qualified teaching professional.

As mentioned before, I encourage everyone to spend more time working on their short game and to become more proficient with pitching, chipping and putting and by doing that it will most certainly help your full swing long game a great deal. Brute strength and club head speed aren’t the goals; touch and feel are. With practice and sound fundamentals, virtually any golfer can possess a solid short game. And if you can get your technique correct on short chip or pitch, it will not only save you strokes but, again, it will help your long game as well.

Reminder: Narrow stance – play ball back in stance in line with instep of back foot, very important – 70 percent of your weight should be maintained on your front foot and leg during the set up and back swing and forward swing. This will enable you to make a crisp, descending strike on your chip shot. Here is a great drill that I recommend you work on. Practice chipping standing on one foot – pick the back foot up, it encourages your chest to move forward of the ball which means that your impact point – the low point of your swing arc – is also slightly forward of the ball – standing on the front foot helps eliminate excessive lower-body motion. And it focuses you on feeling that the front hand leads the club head, so you can’t flip at the ball. That’s important for solidly struck chip shots. Have a safe week. Contact Joel Garyn for golf tips at 1-347-404-3751.

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