Amy Boulden offered some handy tips on all the basic fundamentals, including grip, stance and posture at the recent Costa Smeralda Invitational, in Sardinia.
Welsh Ladies European Tour star Amy Boulden offered some handy tips at the recent Costa Smeralda Invitational, in Sardinia.
The classic golf swing consists of all the basic fundamentals, including grip, stance and posture.
I grip the club with an interlock, but there’s many different ways you can grip the club. You can adopt a baseball grip, which is a bit old fashioned and not a lot of people do it. You can do an overlap, but for me with the size of my hands, I like to interlock the golf club. With the grip, your thumbs should be straight down the shaft.
The ball position depends on what club you are using. So, if I’m using a six-iron, the ball would be middle of the stance. If you’re using the longer irons or driver then you’d move it slightly further forward.
On the posture, it’s best to have a nice straight back and keep your head and chin up. When you set up to the ball, tilt your hips forward, keep your head and chin up a little bit, so if you were going to video me from the side you’d see a straight line down.
Then there are a hundred different ways to swing the golf club – there’s not one perfect way to swing it. What I think is most important is, at the start of the swing, to rotate your hands and tuck your right elbow in. So, the clubface would be very square. When you take it back, you rotate your shoulders with the club. Then at the top of the backswing , get the left wrist very flat and then you’ve got to keep everything moving together with your swing – arms, shoulders, hips, all moving at the same time to get that perfect strike.
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