6 Golf Tips Every Beginner Should Know

4. HOW TO PUTT

Here’s how to putt in golf, and to make sure more of your shots fall into the hole when you make a stroke.

Step 1. Come behind the ball and check to see if the slope of the green is left, or right, or slightly up or down and make a judgment on this.

Step 2. Make a little practice stroke next to the ball to get a judgment of how hard you need to hit the putt.

Step 3. Remember the judgment you made earlier, and all you need to do is align your feet and your club face to the point you decided on earlier.

Step 4. Make a nice smooth stroke, trusting the judgments you made earlier in both line and pace.

Step 5. Retrieve the ball from the hole.

5. HOW TO PROPERLY HOLD A GOLF CLUB

Here’s how you hold a golf club properly.

Step 1. You need a pen or a marker to mark your hands. Mark a little cross in the dip at the bottom of your left thumb. Put two more lines on your hands. One is in the crease just below the little finger. The second one is on the middle of the left index finger. Next, take your right hand and put a little mark across the middle of your right index finger, and a mark for the bottom of your left little finger.

Step 2. Hold the club about 45 degrees up from the ground and be sure the leading edge is pointing up towards the ceiling. You then place the grip of the club on the two lines you’ve drawn on your hands and wrap the left hand over the club. Whilst keeping the leading edge square, make sure the cross you’ve drawn on your left hand is directly on top of the club.

Step 4. Apply the right hand to the club, making sure the grip rests on the two marks you’ve put on the right hand. Then wrap the right hand around the club.

Step 5. You can see the back view of the grip. You can see in the video the little finger of the instructor’s right hand rests between the middle and index finger of his left hand.

Step 6. Make sure you have enough grip pressure on the grip; it should be a seven or eight out of ten, but our wrist should still be able to do this.

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