The Perfect Golf Swing

Posted on Jan 14, 2015

In golf, the ball is static. The player needs to have an extremely accurate “swing” position to hit the ball. Even though it may seem easy at first glance, the golf swing actually requires a lot of technique and skill.
We present the following essential components for a simple swing while keeping its maximum efficiency.

1. The starting position

It is important to be well aligned before making a golf shot. This means that while the right side(the shoulder, hip, knee) is lower than the left side at the line of the shoulders, the hip line, the line of the knees and toes are all parallel to the line of play.

2. Start the swing

During the golf swing, you will receive two constant lifter signs: the left arm and the left wrist.
If you start your take-away by a small action of the left wrist, you allow your club head to drive the backswing a moment later. On the other hand, do not forget that the clubhead is the last that hits the ball. Link your hand to your left knee. If you simultaneously move your knee and your left hand early in the swing, the timing will be perfect at the beginning of the descent, which is very important.

3. The backswing

Move your left hand and your right hip simultaneously. In the backswing, your shoulders turn more than your hips because your right leg and your right knee remain stable.
Keep your right elbow close to the body at the start of the climb. Your shoulders should rotate naturally, simply by the fact that your arms are moving.

4. The downswing

Bring the club head as fast as possible over your hands. It gives the impression of being lighter. Moreover, thanks to this dynamic position, the head of your club helps you finish your downswing effortlessly.

5. The end of the downswing

If the rotation of your body is correct, you will find it naturally to lift the left heel off the ground during the downswing. Therefore, raising the left heel at the end of the backswing, you allow your hips to turn more freely to your shoulders and thus you obtain a complete pivot of the body, one of the keys to a good swing.

6. The impact of the ball during the swing

The right knee, which had served as an axis of rotation to the rise will change its role providing dynamic action in the strike zone and thus giving length and power to your kick.
Crossing the ball means that the ball crossed the hip-neck line and the base of the head (neck) left the axis of swing. This good impact position is directly related to a good address position.

7. The follow-through

You should always imagine your follow-through as a mirror of your climb. In the same way as during the climb, the club’s interest is to be as fast as possible to follow-through. This allows the right arm to lie down and the right hand to hit the ball without restraint.
Your left arm will then gradually bend with the elbow that points toward your left hip.

8. Finish your swing

In a golf swing, balance is as important as the technique or rhythm. If you finish your swing in perfect balance, this means that the body parts were working in harmony and that your timing was good.
During the descent, the body weight is transferred from the inside of the right foot to the outside of the left foot.

9. Make necessary adjustments

Obviously, knowing the mechanics of the perfect swing is important, but this doesn’t mean that reading this guideline will suddenly make you an expert, as you need to teach your muscles how to perform that swing. In order to do that, you need to understand what you are doing wrong when you don’t achieve the desired result. For that purpose, we recommend the use of a golf swing analyzer, which will record your swing, analyze it and show you exactly what you are doing wrong and what you need to do to fix your swing. On you will find more information on golf swing analyzers, information that will help you choose a device suitable for your needs.