Golf swing basics include proper grip and swing technique. Get a good grip and ideal backswing with help from a golf professional in this free video on golfing tips.
My name's Casey Wire, PGA professional, I'm going to give you some tips on the golf swing basics. We got the club, we got a golf ball. First, lets talk about gripping the club. It's pretty basic. So, what we want to do first is be able to grip the club in the fingers, okay? So, if we start with that left hand first, we cup those fingers, the grip's going to sit right in there, and ya wrap the hand on top. The same thing's going to happen with the right hand. So, everything sits more in the fingers here, and that allows you to hinge the club properly, which we'll talk about in a second. So, now that we have a good grip, the backswing. The ideal backswing is going to be a full shoulder turn, but a short arm swing. So, we don't want our arms going really far back here. So, we get the good grip, then we get a full shoulder turn, but keep the arms lower, straight in front of your chest. This is an ideal backswing to be consistent, and hit the ball all the time, rather than mishitting it, or even missing it altogether. If you want to get a little bit of extra power, ya gotta make sure with that grip being in the fingers that you're utilizing that hinge. So, as I turn back, and keep the hands in front of me, I make sure that I get a good hinge, and that's how you're going to get a lot of power out of that swing. So, my name's Casey Wire, PGA professional, and those are some tips, basic tips, on the golf swing.