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  • Hello and welcome to VideoJug.

  • We are going to show you how to perform the perfect golf swing. This is the full golf

  • swing as it should look from start to finish.

  • Step 1. Position yourself in line with the flag. When approaching your ball, look out

  • for a nearby leaf, small stone, or broken tee, which is in a direct line between the

  • flag you are aiming for and your ball. Imagine a line between these two reference points

  • and put your club face square to it. Now, stand parallel to this imaginary line. You

  • are correctly orientated to begin the perfect golf swing.

  • Step 2. Grip your left hand correctly. Making sure your club is naturally on the ground

  • behind the ball, place it in the left hand so that the shaft lies across the top of the

  • forefinger. It should fit under the heel of the palm to make space for the stability of

  • the club. Make sure that the little finger is around the grip so that there is no room

  • for the club to move. Make sure that the thumb is straight on top of the shaft with a natural

  • grip. You should be able to see two or even three knuckles of your hand. You will then

  • have the correct angle of the wrist. This side view shows that position of the left

  • hand clearly. With the correct left hand grip, you should be able to do this.

  • Step 3. Grip your right hand correctly. With your right arm hanging naturally, shake hands

  • with the club and settle into the grip. Let's see that again from another angle. Fold your

  • right hand over the left thumb. The thumb of the right hand on the club should be pointing

  • to the right shoulder. Finally, lets see those two hand grips together.

  • Step 4. Grip the back of the club correctly. There are three different ways to grip the

  • back of the golf club. Choose whichever feels better for you. This is called The Warden,

  • or overlapping grip, and by far the most common grip used in golf. Place the little finger

  • of the right hand between the index finger and the middle finger of the left hand. This

  • is the interlocking grip where the right little finger and the left index finger are locked

  • together. This is a lot easier for those with smaller hands as it allows the fingers to

  • reach around the club. This is the second most common grip. Finally this is called the

  • baseball grip and is used by people and children with very small hands in order to get all

  • the fingers around the club.

  • Step 5. Adopt the correct stance. The proper stance will allow perfect balance and poise

  • throughout the swing. To start, the feet should be apart at the same width of the shoulders

  • for a mid iron shot. The feet, the knees, the hips, and the shoulders should all be

  • parallel to the imaginary line leading to the target. The right foot should be placed

  • straight forward from the body at a right angle to the line of flight so that when you

  • swing, the weight will come on the inside of the foot to be able to push away and do

  • the followthrough. The left foot is slightly open as this makes it easier for the body

  • to follow through the golf swing. Seen in profile, the upper torso should lean forward

  • slightly from the waist, and the kneesslightly bend to allow flexibility. This position will

  • make your arms hang comfortably in front of your body to be able to swing more freely.

  • There should be roughly a hands width between your body and the club. The weight of the

  • body should be on the balls of the feet, not on the heels. Addressing the ball, both arms

  • are straight but relaxed and the left shoulder is higher than the right due to the position

  • of the hands. A useful tip: to ensure that your shoulders are in the correct position,

  • first place the club in the center of your chest and lean forward form the waist. Now,

  • dip your right shoulder slightly until the club touches the inside of your left leg.

  • This is the correct shoulder position.

  • Step 6. Perform the final swing. Now we have the correct orientation, grip, and stance,

  • we are ready to finally perform the swing. Another useful tip: you might find it useful

  • to perform the waggle at this point. This movement can be an important part of the swing

  • as it will ensure your weight is evenly distributed between the feet. Everyone has their own way

  • of using the waggle. Most importantly it will relax your body in anticipation of the actual

  • shot. The backing now starts with rotation, not with the hands, that action of the arms

  • starts with the rotation of the body, the hands maintaining the same grip pressure thought,

  • Another good tip: practice this rotation movement by holding the club across either the front

  • or back of the shoulders in the set up position. Rotate the whole body, belly and all to the

  • right and left, as if in the swing. Note that the back still stays in the correct angle.

  • The back swing now starts without initial rotation. Shoulders, hips, hands and arms,

  • and almost simultaneous movement. The shoulders should turn fully, leaving your back facing

  • the target and your weight on the inside of the right foot. The downswing begins by pushing

  • your weight from right to left and rotating the body and hips. This now allows the shoulder

  • arms hands to follow, powering the club through impact. On impact, the hips are turned with

  • the shoulders parallel to the ball. The movement continues until the whole body is facing the

  • target. The motion should be unbroken from the start of the downswing to the finish of

  • the followthrough. The only time that your right foot will move will be immediately after

  • impact, otherwise you wont be able to swing through. Your body should be relaxed throughout.

  • Remember it is a swing and not a hit. More power comes from faster rotation. The hips should lead the shoulders all the way

  • through until the end of the swing. And that is how to perform the perfect golf swing,

  • the VideoJug way.

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