Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Easy methods to hit a golf ball: Golf 101

You’ve been invited by a friend to golf day. It’s great!

Wait what? You haven’t played golf before and feel like you’re having trouble figuring out how to hit a golf ball. (Recommended reading: Hitting simpler iron arrows)

To relax! You will get a pass for those mistakes you make as a novice golfer. There are also rules that cover bugs and duds to keep the game going, such as A makeshift ball.

But to prepare for your first day of golf, here’s how to prepare and tackle your first golf ball like a pro.


Find the most comfortable position in front of the ball. This serves as the basis for the swing. Move your feet closer or farther apart until you find a comfortable distance.


Make your stance mobile and athletic by bending your knees, but make sure there is enough flexion and flexion to ensure optimal swing and clean ball strike. Too little or too much deflection can reduce the effectiveness of your swing and your chance of making a clean shot.


Set your spine at the right angle by bending your hips. The typical degree of flexion to watch out for is around 34 to 38 degrees. This can vary greatly. The key here is to find the most comfortable hip flexion and spine angle.


Hang your hands comfortably straight from your shoulders. You want it to be as natural as possible. If you don’t feel well, check your hip flexion and rotation angle. You have little or too much in these areas if your arms hang uncomfortably.


Your body will go through a series of positions as you perform the swing. Here is step by step:

  • Weight Shift – Shift your weight backwards by rotating your hips and torso.
  • Shoulder Tilt – Tilt the front shoulder down at the top of the back swing.
  • Hip Work – Rotate down with your front hip.
  • Shot stance – Return to the square starting position, the stance position.
  • Continue – do not stop swinging, continue rotating in a long, high pass.

Learn from the video tutorial

If you’re a visual learner like most of us, you’ll probably absorb more by walking around them in action.

Fortunately, many professional golfers have already made videos that walk beginners through the process of hitting a golf ball. And below is a good one from Russell Heritage.

by Chetwood Johnson

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