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The proper swing pivot point
The fixed point in your golf swing should be in the middle of your chest, and your swing rotates around that point.
How far you extend your thumb down the shaft determines the length of your swing.
Grip with the fingers
Grip more in the fingers of the left hand than in the palm.
The Vardon grip
In the Vardon grip, the right pinkie overlaps the left index finger.
The interlocking grip
You can grip the club by interlocking the right pinkie and the left index finger.
Aiming the ball
Your feet should be parallel to the target line (left), not aimed at the target (right).
At address, position your feet so your left foot points to 10 o’clock and your right foot points at 1 o’clock.
Flex your knees and bend forward until your arms hang vertically.
Align the ball with your left armpit when hitting with a driver.
Bottom of the swing
Tee the ball about an inch high for an upward strike with the driver.
Adjusting your stance
Adjust where the ball lies in your stance when you hit with different clubs.
Eyes on the ball
Keep your head steady to keep your eye on the ball.
The butt of every club except the putter should be positioned one hand width away from the inside of your left thigh.
Only your hands, wrists, and forearms move when you practice a miniswing.
Turning your torso
During a proper backswing, you should feel as if you’re turning around the inside of your right leg until your back faces the target.
Unwind your body back to the ball in the proper sequence. An alignment stick can help you turn rather than slide.
The swing plane
Use a series of checkpoints to keep your swing on the correct plane.
Angle at backswing
The top of your swing is controlled by your right arm, which forms a right angle at the top of the swing.
If your wrist angle changes during your swing, the flight of your ball will be affected.
Setting up to pitch
Making a pitch shot requires a making a partial swing, which is never easy, especially when you’re under pressure.
Adjusting your pitch shot
Accelerate the clubhead smoothly through the ball and build momentum gradually from address.
Picking a spot for a chip shot
Aim so that your chip shot lands about two feet onto the green.
Picking a club for a chip shot
Your club choice depends on how much room you have between your landing point and the hole.
Chip with your weight on your left side and your hands ahead of the ball.
Keep the back of your left wrist flat and firm while chipping.
In a conventional putting grip, your hands can work together in one of two ways.
The cross-handed grip keeps the lead hand from bending at the wrist as you hit the ball.
Putting stances vary; the easiest one for beginners to use is a square stance.
Playing the break
Because few greens are flat, a putt may break (or bend) from right to left or left to right.
Feet position while putting
Your feet should be parallel to your putting line, not aimed at the hole.
Putt stance width
Your heels need to be shoulder-width apart at address for a putt.
Finding your eye line
When you putt, your eye line (the direction of your gaze) should be directly over the ball.
Hit your putts hard enough so they stop 14 to 18 inches past the cup.
Correcting a slice
Extra hand action cures the slice.
Correcting a hook
Extra body action straightens your hook.
Correcting hitting from the top
Too much tension in your hands makes you throw the clubhead toward the ball, causing you to hit from the top.
Correcting a too long swing
The right arm in the backswing must stay at 90 degrees (for a right-handed golfer).