The first and most important thing to pay attention to before even taking a swing at the ball, is your grip on the club. The club should only rest in your hands, do not squeeze the club because that will not make more power for your ball to travel a greater distance. Stand there with your arms to your side and notice how your hands looks. See where your index finger and knuckles are positioned when your arms just hang. This is a great reference as to how you want them to be around the club. There are three types of grips in golf the vardon grip, the interlocking grip and the ten finger grip. The vardon grip is the most common one used and is the overlapping of your fingers. This is when your pinky finger of your lower hand is positioned between the middle and index finger of your upper hand. Interlocking grip is for golfers with less powerful forearms. This is when your pinky finger of your trailing hand is interlocked with your index finger of your other hand. The ten finger grip is usually for beginner golfers, this is when you lock your pinky finger close to your index finger of the upper hand.
Now that you have figured out your grip, you need to figure out your stance and what is right for you. After that is your swing. When swinging make sure that you pivot your shoulders towards your spine on the backswing. Shifting your weight the right way will aslo help acheieve a better swing. Do this by shifting the weight from your back foot. At the end of your swing after hitting the ball, your arm should be in an L-shape. Release your arm from this L-shape, towards the target on the downswing. You should also shift your weight from your back foot to your front foot all in one motion.
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