Tips From The Tour With Brady Riggs

All of us who love the game of golf have, at least once in our lives, dreamed of playing at the highest level against the pros. Of course, it’s a dream that very few get to actually live out, but it’s also a dream that drives us all to try and improve. In reality, golf is one of the few sports that actually allows amateur participants to use the same tools and play on the same tracks as the world’s best, and as a result, we all probably feel more kinship with the elite than enthusiasts in other disciplines._Ê Even neophyte players have brushes with greatness when they strike one solid iron shot or hole a long putt, an experience that tends to get them hooked on the game for good.

 

Tips From The Tour

The best players in the world are as proficient as they are for very good reasons. Not only do they possess an incredibly high level of talent and athletic ability, but they also have sound fundamentals and outstanding overall technique. If you’re going to learn from anyone, these are the guys you want to study.

10 Best Swing Tips Ever!

Every good golfer knows that power comes from the body, not the arms. To learn to power the club with your body instead of your arms and hands, put the club behind the ball at address, with your body in a dead-stop position. Without taking a backswing, try to drag the ball into the air. execute.

Leave An Uphill Putt

Golf Tips Top 30 PGA instructor Brady Riggs takes the fear out of the dreaded downhill chip shot with a couple simple set-up tips, then shows the proper swing to leave the ball below the hole, in good position for saving par.

Putt In Rhythm

A square putterface and a straight-back, straight-through path are crucial fundamentals for a solid stroke. These two elements control direction, which is undeniably one of the two most important aspects of good putting. However, perhaps the most important fundamental, rhythm, is often overlooked. Rhythm establishes the steadiness of the putting stroke and is the main factor in controlling distance and speed. Rhythm is the heartbeat of a good stroke, and is at least as important, if not more so, than any other aspect of successful putting.

Hinge For Power

Amateurs have problems hitting crisp iron shots due to two fatal flaws.

First, the takeaway tends to be too low to the ground, which delays the

proper hinging of the wrists until too late in the backswing. Second,

in a misguided effort to create power, the arms tend to swing too far

in the backswing. This causes a breakdown in posture and usually leads

to a reverse pivot. These flaws cause mis-hits and a lack of distance

and control.

Why Factor

In a recent poll on the Golf Tips_¨ Website, we asked you what swing flaw you’d most like to correct. More than 5,000 readers responded, with the majority citing slicing (27%) as fault number one, with a lack of distance and poor putting following close behind.

Get In Tune

If you want to start hitting better golf shots right now, heed the advice on the following pages.

Swing Thoughts That Really Work

Old-school golf instruction is full of imagery that was originally

created to help players make what were perceived as the the proper

moves in the swing. In those days, many of the technical aspects of the

golf swing weren’t completely understood, largely due to the lack of

video technology that exists today. Instead, players mostly relied on

feel, natural talent and repetition to hone their technique and overall

game. Not surprisingly, the average scores of recreational golfers

barely ever improved significantly, other than what was delivered by

technological advances in equipment and golf course conditioning.

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