Perfecting The Basic Golf Stroke Mechanics


Golfers need to make a sound decision through mastering the mechanics for golf strokes. This can be done by selecting shots and even clubs. In addition to that, not just making decisions, but also executing them in the sophisticated sport.  All the golfers know that the mechanics is comprise with the pre-swing, followed by the actual swing.


Pre-swing: First and foremost, selecting a good club is of the essence. Many overlook this part of the scheme. To obtain the best results, you should pick a club that matches the dimension of your body and the strength that you have. Developing your ideal stroke can be best achieved when you have picked the appropriate set of clubs. Second, would be your posture, Before swing, it is very important to take note of how you position your body.

The latter means, you should be able to stand upright, your back must be straightened and have your knees slightly bent. When taking a stance, your width should be as wide as your shoulder and have your arms hanged free. Put more weight in front and shift balance on both feet, you should distribute the weight fairly. Third would be the alignment, have your body situated parallel to the line’s target.

Though your stance can depend on what shot you are going to make, generally it should be parallel to your line’s target. In addition to that, placed the ball at the center, which should be opposite to the heel.

Fourth is your grip, you have variety of choices when it comes to gripping your club. In general you can follow any of the three;

(a) the overlap- the little finger of your dominant hand should be placed somewhere between the middle finger and index finger and your non-dominant hand should fit along the trailing hand’s lifeline.

(b) interlocking grip- have your little finger from the trailing hand near the index finger of your lead hand and the thumb of the same hand should be placed on the trailing hand’s lifeline.

(c) baseball grip- the trailing hand’s little finger should be placed near your lead hand’s index finger and should be covered by your trailing hand’s lifeline.


Actual Swing: After doing the pre-swing preparation, it is time to do the actual swing. There are different shots;

(a) drives- there should be tee-off shots, or long distance shots.

(b) approach shots- these are shots that are subsequent and are aimed by putting the ball precisely on the green.

golf swing(c) lay-up shot- these are intended for a distance that’s shorter and is done to avoid hazards, thus, putting emphasis on placing the ball in the best position.

(d) chip shot- this is played using a short approach and is in general made in a swing motion that’s abbreviated.

(e) pitch shot- this one’s longer but in a slight sense, it is expected that it should stop briefly when it reaches the green.

(f) bunker shot- this one’s made from the sand strap and should be played with a wedge that’s lofted.

(g) lob shot- this one has a high loft but the distance is considerably short, it aims to have roll landing minimized.

(h) putt- this shot is done in the green most of the time, it is designed to have the ball rolling on the ground.

(i) lag- it is designed to have the ball placed in the best position when putting it inside a hole.


There are also advances shots that you might want to practice on;

(a) draw- this one’s a shot that has a remarkable effect, to those players who are right handed, the ball in flight will move from the right towards the left, while for left handed player, the ball in flight will move from the left towards the right.

(b) fade- the total opposite of “draw”.

(c) punch shot- this one’s a trajectory shot, it aims  to hit the air so that the ball will not be hit, in the case of obstructions overhead. In achieving this shot, keep your weight forward.