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The Basics of Golf
Did you know that... there are 5 "basics" in every good golf stroke? Understand these and YOU will be well on your way to game improvement.
One of the problems with golf is that players routinely do not give enough thought to the actual process of striking the ball.
Striking the ball is the easiest thing to do. Striking it effectively is the hardest!
The solution is of course educating the player so that they have an understanding of WHAT they need to do to produce consistent shots.
In this article I will cover the basis of the golf stroke to give you a better understanding of what MUST happen before, during, and after the stroke.
(A). Three Parts Of A Golf Club
(B). Three Major Concepts Of The Golf Stroke
(C). Three Essentials For A Good Golf Stroke
(D). Three Imperatives Of A Good Golf Stroke
Imperative? What does that mean? It means it is an absolute and if the player does nothing else they MUST obey these three Imperatives.
(E). The Principle Of The Golf Game
The Line of Compression is the most basic principle of golf that separates good players from poor ones.
The Line of Compressions is: Hitting the ball from the inside of the Target Line to outside the target line with a Flat Left Wrist
(F). Three Dimensions Of The Golf Stroke - (on a slant)
Because we play golf on an Inclined Plane the stroke is three dimensional. If we played on either a Vertical or Horizontal plane it would be only two dimensional.
I've covered the basis of all golf strokes in this article and now here's what YOU can expect.
Learn these "basis", apply them to YOUR game and YOU will see immediate results! In 35 years of teaching golf I can tell you that once a player understands the basis, and then applies them to their game they are "magically" transformed into a player to be reckoned with. I've had 30 handicappers that have improved 15 shots virtually overnight. I've had single digit handicappers lower their scores by 5-7 shots after learning and understanding this basis of golf.
It doesn't matter what level of player you are, YOU WILL IMPROVE!
Anyone can improve with knowledge and understanding and the proper training. Once you get these concepts and apply them to your game YOU will enjoy the game even more.
YOU CAN DO IT!
Chuck Evans, G.S.E.D.
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(c) Copyright 2004 by Chuck Evans
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