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5 Top Tips for the Perfect Golf Swing

5 Top Tips for the Perfect Golf Swing

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, there are always benefits to working on your swing. The challenge of honing your golf swing should be fun, but it will also naturally improve your overall game out on the course if you have the right techniques.

At Woolfox, we have a Head Golf Pro, Mark Underwood, and Assistant Golf Pro, Nick Garland, available to help you sharpen your game through one-on-one coaching lessons and group coaching events — including your golf swing technique. 

In this piece, Nick shares some knowledge and golf tips for any players seeking to level up their game.

nick - assistant golf pro

What’s the secret to a good golf swing?

Today, everything comes down to your swing. Even top-of-the-line clubs can’t make up for poor posture or sloppy grip.

If you are one of the two million new golfers heading out to play, consider checking your swing before you schedule your next round.


Woolfox’s 5 top tips for the perfect golf swing

To take your game to the next level, read on for my top five golf swing tips.

1. Set your balance

Before you even begin to think about starting your backswing, check your balance. You need to keep a steady centre of gravity, while staying loose enough to move your body through each phase of your swing.

Put your weight on the balls of your feet and add a slight bend to your knees. Point your club face at your target and align your shoulders and feet behind it.

Make sure to shift your weight throughout your swing. Your stance should be fluid and mobile, not stiff.

2. Loosen your grip

A tight, white-knuckle grip has no place in your game, even if you find yourself stuck in a bunker again. Next time you tee up, take a deep breath, relax and loosen your fingers a little before you swing.

golf club grip - Woolfox

3. It’s all about finesse, not force

It can be tempting to put every ounce of muscle you have into your swing, but try to hold back. It’s much easier to miss your target if you’re adding too much extra oomph. Focus instead on accuracy. You may be surprised at how little physical effort it takes to send your ball flying.

4. Keep your eye on the ball

What’s the secret to great follow-through? Keep your eye on the ball.

If you take your eyes off the ball, even at the very last moment, you won’t deliver a full swing and you’ll miss your target. Keep your head trained on that ball until it comes to a stop on the green.

5. Practise, practise and practise some more

If you really want to improve, there is no substitute for regular practice. Head out to the 10-bay covered driving range here at Woolfox whenever you can and spend some time working on your swing.

Don’t get stuck in one single routine, however. Try using different clubs and mix up your targets at the range. It won’t do your game any good if you become an expert in hitting one target with one club and you remain a novice in every other scenario. 

Golf course in Rutland

Play across our 18-hole golf course right here in the heart of rural Rutland, just a stone’s throw from Stamford. Recent redevelopment means you can learn how to improve your golf swing or improve your overall game in beautiful, calming surroundings. The Woolfox course provides space for golf for beginners as well as seasoned pros. 

Find out more by visiting us in the range bar or apply for a golf membership via our website today. If you need a golf swing trainer, we can put you in touch with our team.

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