Step 1: Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Posture
Posture is important in golf. Many beginners skip practicing their posture because they don’t realize how essential it is. Proper posture sets you up for a successful golf swing by aligning your body and making it easier to make a clean, strong swing with follow through. Take the time to work on your golf posture and make sure that you spend a few moments getting into position before every shot.
Step 2: Stand with Your Feet the Right Width Apart
Many people naturally stand with their feet too close together when setting up for their golf swing. Make sure to stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. At this point, you should have your legs straight and extend your arms (and golf club) straight out in front of you. This allows you to align your spine and make sure that your feet, hips, and shoulders are all the same distance apart.
Step 3: Bend Your Knees and Drop Your Arms
Drop your arms down so that your wrists are at hip height and bend your knees slightly. You don’t want a major bend in your knees but your legs should not be straight, either. Imagine bending your knees just enough as if you were about to sit on a barstool.
Step 4: Bend Forward from the Waist
Now you’re ready to get your club in position. Do this by slowly bending forward at the waist, keeping your shoulders back, until the head of your golf club touches the ground. You should feel your weight in the balls of your feet.
Step 5: Swing
Now you are ready to swing! Always take the time to get into a proper posture before taking your swing. Your body needs to be in an athletic position in order to access the power required for the accuracy and distance you want in your shot.
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