Saturday, October 3, 2009

How to Get Your Golf Swing Corrected

In every sport, an athlete always seeks to improve his or her game. Whether in basketball, volleyball, football, tennis, and the like, athletes go the extra mile to make sure they do better in each and every opportunity to play.

The same is true in golf. Every golfer wants to improve his or her game in any possible way, most especially in dealing with the golf swing. Most of the time, golfers try to experiment on what he or she should work on. One may try a different grip on the club, a different speed and timing as what was used before, etc. The bottom line is every golfer wants his or her golf swing corrected.

Before anything else, a golfer should always remember to evaluate his or her shot first. This way, he or she can think of the proper strategy that would work best to further his or her chances in the game. This would lessen errors and ensure accuracy in the shot.

Next, take up the grip on the club and square the club face to it. By square, the golf club must be at right angles with the golfer's intended line of flight. The right hand grip (one which is not too rigid and which is most comfortable to the golfer) is needed to achieve this.

After that, the golfer should ground the club properly. This is lowering the club by bending forward from the waist and flexing the knees. This way, the club head is equidistant between the feet and the body is aligned to the center. This should become a routine with constant practice to make sure that the golfer has the right position, free from rigidness, contortion, or exaggeration. Also, the hands should not be too low when holding the club. The lower it gets, the more tendencies for the golfer to use the wrist excessively. This may not only affect the swing negatively, this may also injure the wrist.

Lastly, the golfer should already place his or her feet to position. The placing of the feet should be in reference to the point he or she has been aiming at since the club has been squared and grounded. The positioning should not come first because the golfer would tend to make awkward adjustments in squaring and grounding the club, thus resulting in a poor swing and shot.

However, some of the best ways to improve a golfer's swing are to observe professionals or coaches, seek advice or tips, and practice constantly. Golf is a game that requires patience and discipline. Therefore, to get your golf swing corrected, a golfer should have enough of these to perfect the essentials of the game.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Keeping Your Golf Swing Through the Winter

By having an indoor golf swing trainer at home or at your office can really help you keep in summer shape.

The weighted indoor club is short and fitted, with the proper grip, so you work on grip and muscle tone. The swing trainer has the proper grip built in to the club so when you do your swing workouts you will also be keeping the proper grip and we all know how important that is. You can keep it in the drawer of your desk or pack it your vehicle on business trips. Swing trainers can be used almost anywhere and will even remove some of the stress of working and not being able to play golf or practice. Using indoor trainers 2 to 3 minutes a day 3 to 5 times a week will help keep your swing fine tuned year round.

We have all seen the very heavy weighted swing trainers but I am getting a little older and I do not want to overdo it. I try to stay in the 24 to 32 ounce range. This is more for 10-36 handicap range. I think most seniors and ladies feel comfortable with that weight. And for you younger golfers it won't help any to increase the weight.

With winter coming on and getting cold why not at least try staying in golfing shape and do some reps with an indoor swing trainer and even maybe a set up or two. Stay in shape and happy golfing. See you at the links.

Jim Owens 
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I am Jim Owens and have been playing golf for 53 years. I presently am employed by a golf course and seen all kinks of swings some good and some not so good. I own Owens Enterprise and Owens Golf Clubs. You can learn more about Golf Swing Trainers.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

How to Choose the Right Golf Ball For Your Golf Swing


Golf balls are being made to compensate for your weaknesses making your bad tendencies and miss hits more forgiving as well as enhancing your strengths. Golf ball compression is a word or a term that applies to the density of your golf ball when the ball is struck. If the compression of a golf ball does not match a golfer's swing speed, either the lack of compression or over-compression will occur, resulting in loss of distance. So what is the right ball for your swing?


A golf ball is a ball designed to be used in the game of golf. Like golf clubs, golf balls are subject to testing and approval by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and the United States Golf Association, and those that do not conform with regulations may not be used in competitions. The right golf ball should first conform to the rules of golf.


Let's assume you desire more distance, improved shot control, and lower scores. Compression may not affect distance as much as golfers think - due to changes in golf ball construction techniques over the years, but it does offer control and feel options to the golfer. Weaker players often think they get more distance with harder balls because they can get them in the air easily with short irons, but their lower spin rates may cause a loss of distance in the longer irons and woods where they need it most.

If distance is your only factor than the use of a Surlyn cover of the two piece design is probably the ball of choice. Most importantly, an average golfer will not need a 120 mile an hour swing to get greater ball compressions and distance. There is a right golf ball for you that will increase your distance, and reduce the ill effects of your bad shots (slices, hooks, etc.) But, how do we find it?

Golf Ball Construction

The construction of the ball design with the use of Surlyn two piece tend to make the ball have higher launch angles and low spin rates. This higher launch and low spin rate has a tendency to travel further distances for the average golfer.

Lower launch angles and more spin off the iron is produced with balls of a multi core or multi cover construction such as urethane or blended covers. This allows the average to pro golfer the advantage of higher spin rates and more feel when hitting the ball.

The Right Ball

The right ball is one that gives you a certain feel and distance. That feel can only be measured by hitting the ball and observing the flight or trajectory of the ball and how it reacts when it hits the green. Hitting the ball with each of your clubs to get the right feel is the only way to truly evaluate the performance of a ball. Try out the various compressions and construction to see what one fits your game.

I recommend buying just a sleeve (3 ball pack) of balls and seeing what compression and design is right for your swing.   When doing a search for golf balls don't just go with the ones that are on sale but try them all.    Why buy a golf ball when it doesn't do what you want it to do on the golf course?  Price should be the last factor when choosing a golf ball.

Other Factors

Some other factors you may want to consider: 

  • What is the green speed of the course you are playing?
  • How hard or firm is the grass or turf?
  • What are the temperature and wind conditions that you will play?
  • How high up is your altitude?

There are many types of golf balls on the market, and customers often face a difficult decision. The best golf ball for your game depends on several factors including your handicap, swing speed, and equipment specifications. There is a correct golf ball to help you accomplish this goal. The key is to try out many balls and find the one that works and keep buying that one regardless of price. 

John Scigliano is a motivational trainer, retired US Navy Chief, and passionate golfer. Visit his inspirational blog at 
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