Date Published: 08/02/2024
Golf is a sport filled with learning and skill refinement, and this includes knowing how to hit a golf ball, mastering how to hit a golf ball, especially with a driver, takes patience and practice.
Whether it’s driving the ball, hitting it further, or ensuring your shots are straight, each aspect requires attention to detail. The iGolf team are here to help you understand the fundamental techniques of how to hit a golf ball, specifically concentrating on driving the ball, hitting it further, and ensuring that your shots are straight.
Whether you are new to the game or an experienced golfer looking to polish your skills, this guide offers valuable insights.
Stance and posture
Good posture is the foundation of a good golf swing. Begin with a solid stance, feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, and your body parallel to the target line.
Get to grips with the club
Hold the club with a relaxed yet firm grip. Whether it’s an interlocking, overlapping, or baseball grip, ensure it’s comfortable and provides control. Find out how to grip a golf club.
Align your body
Your body, including feet, hips, and shoulders, should be aligned parallel-left (for right-handers) to the target line, like train tracks.
Think about the swing
Focus on a smooth takeaway, keeping your arms straight. As you reach the top of the swing, your body should coil, and then uncoil as you move into the downswing, transferring weight from back to front foot.
Impact and follow-through
The club should make contact with the ball at a slight downward angle. Follow-through is vital – continue the motion even after the ball is hit.
Driving a golf ball is about power and accuracy. Here’s how you can improve:
Now you know the basics of hitting and driving a golf ball, it’s time to get a straight shot.
You’ve got the technique down, but you’re struggling to get those long-distance shots. Here’s how to make your golf ball go that little bit further.
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