Ball Position and Alignment

There is a term that commentators on television will often say. He came, or she came, up and out of the shot. When you hear that, it usually means that the ball has gone to the right.

So, let me tell you an example of what ‘up and out of the shot’ means, and then I’ll give you a golf technique that you can use for your own golf game.

In the downswing, both knees stay bent during the bottom of the hit. And as the golf club passes you, the arms have to get out in front of you before you can turn through.

golf stance

Now, here’s an example of a player that comes up and out of the shot. As they start down, they get out in front and their body unwinds. And they get tall in the hitting area and the spine comes up and you’ll see a push to the right.

So, here’s the golf technique. If you push to the right and you think there’s a chance that you may be coming up and out of your shot, you’ll hit it weak to the right.

A great little practice is for you to keep a little more weight on your right side and let the arms pass you before you turn through.

Now I’m going to tell you a great way to become your best teacher.

The next time you go to the practice facility, pick out a nice green patch of grass. And after you have hit balls for 10 or 15 minutes, walk back behind the golf ball and look and see where your divots are going.

If these divots are going to the left, that means your club head is coming out to in and across the golf ball.

On the other hand, if after a few minutes of practicing you look up and see that you have divots going to the right, or that you’re hitting the ball real thin, this divot would tell me that you’re swinging too much from in to out.

So, here’s a golf swing tip that will tell you how to correct it.

For those of you that find that the divots are going left, every time you get ready to hit a golf ball, simply put this club along your shoulder line and check to make sure that you’re not aiming miles over to the left. That’s probably what you’re doing. You’re standing with your shoulders aimed left and that’s why you’re seeing divots going to the left.

If you’re hitting golf balls for a few minutes and you see your divots going to the right, your shoulders are probably way over to the right.

So, here’s another golf swing tip that will help you correct it.

For those of you that discover your shoulders are going left, put the ball back in your stance a little bit.

For those of you that find out that your shoulders are aimed way right, put the ball a little further forward in your stance.

Try those golf swing tips the next time you’re out and I promise they’ll help you.

Copyright 2006 David Nevogt

Golf Ball Hitting Tips

This will help to locating their body backside the ball at the correct spot for an efficient weight shift during the shot and for this it is also important to know golf ball position tips.

Improving your body position

So many golfers get their bodies out of position, either before the swing starts or in the backswing, that it makes it virtually impossible for them to get into a proper impact position and compress the golf ball.

Master the game of golf

Your Ball Position in stance – Your ball position is so critical to the destiny of your shot! Quite simply if the ball is too far forward in your stance or too far back then not only does that induce a slice or a push but can cause the the rest of your swing and your stance to over compensate and therefore go horribly wrong.

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Eliminating Your Slice Through Mental Preparation

As all of us who play golf know, preparing mentally is as important as being in good physical shape. If your looking at ways of fixing a golf slice in your game then you need to focus mentally on your swing technique. Here are a few quick tips for your to memorize as you prepare to take each swing of a golf club.

free simple golf swing tips

  • Remove any negative thoughts from your mind and see the shot through your mind’s eye.
  • As you prepare to address the ball think in your mind how far you want to be hitting the ball and the position your club head will be taking through the swing to the ball.
  • Feel the correct path that your golf club will be taking in order to make a clean strike at impact.
  • Don’t change your breathing pattern and stay relaxed.
  • Make sure that the stance you take is comfortable to you. Shuffle your feet and shrug your shoulders to get that extra relaxed feeling.
  • For a firm foundation ensure that your feet remain still.
  • Make sure that you take a couple of practice swings so that you can feel the pace that you require for the distance you are hitting.
  • Tip yourself gently from side to side to ensure that your posture is giving you the correct balance for the swing to come.
  • Keep your lower body still whilst swinging as movement in the lower half of your body will alter your swing plane from the address to impact.
  • Start your swing and keep it steady throughout. A jerky swing will push you off line.
  • Remain focused on the ball throughtout the whole swing and to the finish, ensuring that you hit through the ball and not at it.  

Muscle Memory

Practing the same routine each time you strike a golf ball will give your muscles the opportunity to remember the whole swing action making it second nature, improving your game and removing the slice altogether.    

Learning how to improve a golf slice through the correct swing action is paramount to your success in being able to repeat straight golf shots time after time.  

Visualizing on the Golf Course

Mental skills are a part of the game of golf which you can practice easily from your armchair when conditions are inclement outside, and also when its sunny. Don’t forget that every time you vividly imagine a perfect shot your brain.

Improve Your Golf Swing

It’s important to remember, your golf swing is what drives your score; not your clubs or ball. When you’re playing golf badly it isn’t a lot of fun. It takes a great deal of skill, mental fortitude and perseverance to excel at golf.

The Shot Routine

This is the most important part of learning the mental game. It is what we need to continually repeat and practice to become better players. It enables us to. … The aim of the pre-shot routine, is to get as prepared as you can be for executing the golf shot you intend to play. Reducing all possible variables before making the back swing will give us the required confidence to perform. The shot routine will make this preparation happen and eventually, automated.

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