Golf Tips for Beginners

         Part One

      The Grip
   Charles Peter Lindup
     PGA Professional Golf Instructor

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Dear Golfer,
The Grip is probably the most overlooked area in the golf swing to find faults which
are affecting your curre...
Understanding Zero Angle
Follow me as we go through some of the main points to obtaining a good grip. If
you wish to use a...
How to find the Heel Pad of the Left
hand….




The left hand grip should really be taken from your left trouser pocket.

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With the left heel pad on top of the club you now have the club in balance.
Remember that the head of the club is heavier ...
How To Create The Correct Angle




Now you can see that you have created an angle between the left arm and the
shaft of t...
Adding The Right Hand To The Club




When you place the right hand on the club it’s very important to keep the club in
th...
I hope your golf will improve now that you understand the grip a little bit more. If
you want to learn more about the 3 Ba...
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If your golf ball flies to the right, it may be because your left thumb is placed down the middle of the club shaft. Learn how to grip the club in a more effective way by positioning your hands with the left thumb down the right side of the shaft instead. This free eBook will show you in simple steps how to hold the club with the left hand and the right hand in their correct positions.

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Golf Tips For Beginners

  1. 1. Golf Tips for Beginners Part One The Grip Charles Peter Lindup PGA Professional Golf Instructor www.golf-chipping.com
  2. 2. Dear Golfer, The Grip is probably the most overlooked area in the golf swing to find faults which are affecting your current playing ability. It’s also an area of the game which golfers of all handicaps fail to check on a regular basis. Once you learn a proper “Pre-Shot Routine” you will be forced to check your grip before every stroke you play. This means that you will become more precise and not leave things to chance or luck. Remember if you will, that golf is a precision sport. If you want to become a better player, then you should be aware of how your hands are aligned on the club. It is the aim of this Free eBook to offer readers the opportunity to perhaps start holding the golf club in a more effective way. I personally advocate the “Classic Neutral Golf Grip” which to many of you may look like the current “Strong Grip” which appears in many golf editorials and books. If you happen to hold the club with your thumb positioned down the “Middle” of the golf grip, you may be experiencing balls which start off to the right of your target. These balls are known as “Pushes” and are most common amongst beginners and high handicap players. They rob you of any length which you may wish to have and the ball flight is generally weak. In order to compress the golf ball and “stress” the golf shaft correctly, you need to not only get your weight behind the shot but also your main point of Leverage – which happens to be your hands, arms and the club shaft. The way you hold the golf club will either make this possible or not! Don’t forget to pass this on to your friends after you’ve read it! Charles Peter Lindup PGA Professional Golf Instructor Golf Chipping Expert
  3. 3. Understanding Zero Angle Follow me as we go through some of the main points to obtaining a good grip. If you wish to use a club or a dowel to try some of the exercises, feel free to do so. The first thing to understand is “zero-angle” If you happen to hold the club in the “life-line” of the Left Hand [Fig 1], you won't be able to create a proper angle between the club shaft and the left arm in the backswing. This means that you'll have to bend the left arm in order to create any angle between your left arm and the club. This will also alter the initial swing radius that you established at address. The entire golf club, left arm and left hand form a lever which needs to be moved according to the Law of the Lever. The Law of the Lever says: “No part of the lever may be moved independantly, it must be moved as a unit”.
  4. 4. How to find the Heel Pad of the Left hand…. The left hand grip should really be taken from your left trouser pocket. With your hands and arms hanging naturally from the side of your body, you will find it very easy to get your left heel pad on top of the club and the left thumb will be down the right side of the grip. So once you know where your heel pad is and how to get it on top of the grip, practice taking your left hand grip from your left trouser pocket. Once you have your left thumb positioned behind the shaft, you will find that you can apply much more pressure to the ball and the shaft of the club at impact. Pay close attention later on when we come to place the right hand on the club. The palm of the right hand is a special pressure point that we can use to increase pressure to the shaft of the club.
  5. 5. With the left heel pad on top of the club you now have the club in balance. Remember that the head of the club is heavier than the grip end so by getting the heel pad on top of the club you cancel out the heavy end and the club is in balance with the arm. The club head wants to fall to the ground but the heel pad keeps it up and the index finger prevents the light end of the grip from slipping away from the heel pad. If you had held the club in the life line of the left hand you wouldn’t be able to keep the club in balance and the club wouldn’t be in line with the left underarm. Once you’ve got the heel pad on top, you can pull the grip end through your fingers towards your body and check that the club is actually in line with your left arm.
  6. 6. How To Create The Correct Angle Now you can see that you have created an angle between the left arm and the shaft of the club. This angle can be increased simply by “cocking” your left wrist without bending your left arm. This is one way that we can create potential energy in the golf swing. If I was to lower my left wrist so that the thumb pointed down towards the ground, I would have “uncocked” my left wrist. If I was to point my thumb upwards I would have “cocked” my wrist. Remember that the grip needs to help you make different strokes. If your grip is correct from the beginning, you won’t need to change it in anyway.
  7. 7. Adding The Right Hand To The Club When you place the right hand on the club it’s very important to keep the club in the fingers. Try not to hold it in your hand. We want to use the life line of the right hand in a special way and if your holding the club in the palm of the hand it makes everything very difficult later on.
  8. 8. I hope your golf will improve now that you understand the grip a little bit more. If you want to learn more about the 3 Basic Strokes in golf feel free to contact me personally: admin@charleslindup.com You can also take private instruction with me or participate in some of the many courses which we offer at Golf in Hude – Germany. All courses are spoken in German. Visit the website to learn more: www.golf-in-hude.de You can contact me on the Driving Range from Tuesday to Sunday using the special Hotline: 0049 (0) 4408 – 92 90 90 So until the next report is ready for publication, I wish you well! Charles Peter Lindup

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