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Golf lessons and techniques

Lesson 1. How to hold a stick
The basis of the technique of Golf is the contact of the hand with the club (grip or grip). The right grip will increase the effectiveness of strikes and the effectiveness of the game as a whole.

There are three types of grip:

the overlap (overlap);
lock (interlock);
baseball grip (baseball grip).
The most common is overlap. The grip of the club should be as if you are right-handed, but greet someone with your left hand. Start the grip with your left hand. The position of the stick in the hand to be comfortable. The far part of the gripe is fixed with the little finger. The middle phalanx of the index finger touches the club. The position of the thumb on the gripe corresponds to the upper plane of the gripe with a slight shift to the left of the center. The Latin letter ” V ” between the thumb and forefinger of the right hand should point to the right ear. Thumb and forefinger almost touch each other. The little finger on the right hand connects to the index finger of the left hand. The position of the hands on the gripe should be as natural and comfortable, providing effectiveness of the strikes.

In the ideal position of the hands, you should see the bones of the index and middle fingers on the outside of the right hand. The right hand rests on the left. The lifeline of the right hand covers the thumb of the left hand.

Lesson 2. Body position before impact
The position of body before impact should fulfil three main tasks: to prepare the body to swing, to ensure alignment and to define the optimal trajectory of the clubhead. It is the position of the body before the impact provides clarity of impact and range of the ball. The golfer has no right to make a mistake and try again, you need to treasure every shot. So a correct stand initially is very important.

The position of the body for the technology impact “full swing” (the maximum scale and amplitude) should be: hold the stick at chest level directly in front of you, back straight. Blow commit any kind of grip from the list in the first lesson. Chin a little higher, never lower, the lower part of the body moved backward (straight back), arms relaxed, slightly hanging, wrist pointing down, legs slightly bent at the knees (the position of the legs resembles the letter “X”.), the emphasis of the body on the full foot. The position of the hands and the stick in the grip form a figure similar to the Russian letter “U”. The left shoulder is slightly raised. The left hand holds the stick above the right (the stick becomes an extension of the left hand).

Starting position of the ball
The position of the ball depends on the type of club you use to hit. If you play with short sticks (wedges), the ball is located in the center of the rack, at the same distance from your right and left feet. If you use long clubs, the ball moves to the left side, closer to the left foot. There is a certain pattern: the longer the stick, the left location of the ball before hitting.

Aiming ensures you that the ball will reach the target after hitting. Stand slightly sideways to the goal. Take a position in which the ball and the goal will be in front of you. Draw an invisible line between the ball and the hole. Approach the ball from a comfortable side, set the stick behind the ball so that the front part looked exactly at the goal. Take a position to strike, with the shoulders, feet and hips should be parallel to the line of sight. Now you can strike.

An open stance is a stance in which the leg closest to the goal is slightly sidelined and the shoulders are in line with the goal. This rack is used during the chipping technique. The ball always deviates from the goal to the side.

Closed front – front in which the ball rotates and tilts to the left. To place such stands have a foot that is closest to the goal, closer to an imaginary line between the putter and the target. This gives the impression that the sight goes to the right side.

In addition, the choice of rack depends on the stick, which you will play. The longer the stick, the wider the rack.

Grip is also divided into 3 types: overlap (overlap), lock (interlock), baseball grip (baseball grip).

Overlap implies a position of the hands in which the little finger of the right hand is located on top of the index and middle fingers of the left hand. And the ring finger on the right hand connects to the index finger of the left hand. This grip requires some skill and skill, so it is used by professional golfers. The slap resembles the “lock” grip technique, with one difference: the little finger of the right hand should be below the index finger of the left hand.

Technique grip castle suited for women and golfers with not very strong hands. In this grip, the little finger of the right hand is connected to the index finger of the left hand. This grip is much lighter than all the others. The thumb is located to the right of the center of the grip. The index, middle and ring fingers firmly grip the handle of the club. The little finger of the right hand is connected to the index finger on the left hand. You will need some time to master this technique.

A baseball grip is a grip in which the index finger of the left hand touches the hand of the right hand. All fingers are involved in the grip of the club, but the head of the club is difficult to control. Perfect for players with little hand power.

If you imagine that the stick is in your left hand, place your right hand below your left, gripping the handle of the stick with all your fingers. The grip should be strong enough to be able to swing and hit the ball.

Swing is the first stage in swing. In fact, this action, when the stick is removed from the ball. For a good swing should always draw an invisible line between the ball and the stick. The better the swing, the longer the flight of the ball.

Downwing is the process of hitting the ball.

And the last stage of the swing is the wiring. This is the final movement of the stick after hitting the ball. When posting you have to keep hands on the final stage were near the head.

Full swing technique with the full swing. This is one of the most important tasks in Golf. Full swing includes 3 phases: swing, downswing and wiring.

Pitching (or pitch-kick) is used to play long distances from the hole. In this case, the ball flies relatively low, and, landing, still rolling on the green.

And for the game at short distances using the technique of chipping. The ball flies low, lands and rolls to the hole.

If you find yourself in a difficult position on the field, it is worth using Rafa techniques or strikes in the bunker. This is one of the most difficult positions, but to be able to use them to your advantage is very important.

I think you have seen that there are many nuances and differences in the techniques of Golf. But, anyway, the best advice for a beginner is the following: do not give up, try, strive for perfection! You can always ask for help from more experienced players. And who knows, you may be a future champion. Believe in yourself!

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