New Golfer Series
Welcome to golf! Let's get you your first par. This game is awesome especially if you have the essential fundamentals. This series will focus on grip, posture, alignment and set-up. Are you ready? Let's get to it!
An Awesome Grip
A proper grip allows the club to hinge and unhinge with ease. An awesome grip also helps to square the face at impact. Many players struggle with maintaining a proper grip. In this section, let’s cover the essentials for a solid grip.
How to Determine Grip Pressure
One of the main reasons we wear a glove is to keep a firm hold on the club during the swing. If we are too firm, the club cannot hinge and unhinge. Plus, the club is moving upwards of 100 miles per hour, so it is important to have the right grip pressure.
If you are missing your shots off to the right (or left), the first place to look is your grip.
Understanding Golf Posture
There are two kinds of golf posture: Static and Dynamic.
In this section, let’s identify the keys for both. Static posture is your address position. Dynamic posture is your swing’s posture in motion. Posture is comprised of bends and tilts (rotation), which keeps the concept of posture simple.
Posture on a Plane
What’s Your Favorite Airline?
Mine is jetBlue as indicated by my blue outfit.
To get a feel of golf posture, let’s jump on your favorite airline and take flight. Simulating an airplane helps players feel the bends and tilts of the golf swing. Plus, it’s a great pre-round warm-up.
Posture Setup Keys
Let’s dive into the general keys for great posture.
Role of the Clubface
Let’s educate you on the role of the clubface. It’s what strikes the ball and gives it direction and distance, so it’s important that you understand the key variables.
In this episode, we’ll cover setup with the driver all the way down to the wedge. Setup sets the stage for a successful, effortless swing. As a newer player, your goal is to groove setups from driver to wedge.
Driver vs Iron Setup
Learn the key points relating to how the driver and irons are different.