Essential Golf Skills (Essential Skills) by DK Publishing

By DK Publishing

Ideal for every age and talent degrees, the Essential Skills sequence is at-a-glance reference jam-packed with instant-access, easy-to-understand the best way to assist you enhance your online game, your procedure, and your creativity.

Whether you're a amateur or attempting to carry your handicap down, Essential golfing Skills teaches the fundamentals on grip, posture, rhythm, and ball keep an eye on, in addition to fundamentals ideas, kinds of classes, and kinds of play.

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It will also promote a free swing of the club through the hitting area, which adds speed to your swing just where it is needed most. If too much upper-body motion is a persistent problem, this tip is for you. 30–31) is one of the greatest challenges in golf: perhaps on a par with serving an ace in tennis. If you find most of your shots curve from left-to-right through the air, you are not swinging the clubhead into impact on the correct (inside) path. Rehearse this practice drill to help correct this problem and to give your swing a better shape.

However, position rather than power is the most important factor off the tee. Professional golfers hit most of their drives at only 70–80 percent of full power. This is the kind of attitude you should apply to your tee-shot strategy: accuracy, not length, is paramount. Whenever you step on to the tee, you should not simply aim at the fairway in general, but should instead identify a more specific target, such as a small mound or discolored area of grass. This section of the book will help you hit consistently better tee shots, while the sequence below shows you how to make the perfect tee shot—as demonstrated by Rory Mcllroy.

Compare the position of your clubface with the images below. In the correct position (main picture), the clubface looks to the right of the ball. CLOSED CLUBFACE The clubface is looking at the ball, which may result in a pull or hook. OPEN CLUBFACE The clubface is looking too far right, which may lead to a push or slice. Square face In the takeaway, the clubface must be square to the path of your swing 02 53 DRIVING AND IRON PLAY | IRON PLAY Stay square in the takeaway DRILL 54 DRIVING AND IRON PLAY | IRON PLAY Move your head during the backswing DRILL 03 This drill, which requires a helper, enables you to determine exactly how much your head moves during your backswing.

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