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How to Properly Swing a Golf Club            By: A.J. Beck
Why is it Important to Learn to Golf?1) It is a sport that can be played by any   gender at almost any age.2) Golf teaches...
Golf Transcends Age/Gender• Golf can be picked up  at any age by men or  women.• Golf clubs come in all  shapes and sizes ...
Golf Teaches Important Life Lessons“Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots;...
Golf can be Important in the Business               World • Many corporate executives enjoy playing   golf. • Company golf...
Basics of the Golf Swing1)Grip2)Address and Posture3)Swing
Gripping the Golf Club• 3 primary ways to grip a golf club   – The Vardon Overlapping Grip   – The Interlocking Grip   – T...
Gripping the Golf Club     Golf Grip Video
Addressing the Golf Ball• Factors for Proper Golf Setup Position  – Alignment and Foot Position  – Ball Position  – Balanc...
Alignment and Foot Position• At address your body (feet, knees, hips,  forearms, shoulders and eyes) should be  positioned...
Alignment and Foot Position Body Alignment                   Foot Position
Ball Position• The position of the ball depends solely  on which club you have selected.
Balance• A golfer’s weight should always be  balanced on the balls of the toes.• It is also important to understand which ...
Posture• Knees  – Should be slightly flexed and over the balls of the feet for    balance  – Your back knee should also be...
Posture
Arm and Hand Position• Hands should be using one of the three proper  grips• You arms should be hanging down naturally in ...
Swinging the Golf Clubhttp://video.about.com/golf/Golf-Swing-               Basics.htm
Swinging the Golf Club1           2       3       4    5           6       7       8
Summary• http://visual.ly/perfect-swing-lorena-  ochoa
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  1. 1. How to Properly Swing a Golf Club By: A.J. Beck
  2. 2. Why is it Important to Learn to Golf?1) It is a sport that can be played by any gender at almost any age.2) Golf teaches important life lessons.3) Golf can play a huge part in the business world
  3. 3. Golf Transcends Age/Gender• Golf can be picked up at any age by men or women.• Golf clubs come in all shapes and sizes for http://www.lansdowneresort.com/ both men and women.• There are different tee boxes for people of all skill level. Tracylynphotography.com
  4. 4. Golf Teaches Important Life Lessons“Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; youget good breaks from bad shots - but you have to play the ball where it lies.”- Bobby Jones • Honesty – “Golf is based on honesty. Where else would somebody admit to a seven on an easy par 3?” -Jimmy Demaret • Patience, Persistence, and Resilience – “If there is one thing I have learned during my years as a professional, it is that the only constant thing about golf is its inconsistency.” –Jack Nicklaus • Humility – “Playing the game I have learned the meaning of humility. It has given me an understanding of futility of the human effort” –Abba Eban
  5. 5. Golf can be Important in the Business World • Many corporate executives enjoy playing golf. • Company golf tournaments are a popular way to raise money or to bring workers together. • How a person handles themselves on the golf course can speak wonders about what kind of business person they are.
  6. 6. Basics of the Golf Swing1)Grip2)Address and Posture3)Swing
  7. 7. Gripping the Golf Club• 3 primary ways to grip a golf club – The Vardon Overlapping Grip – The Interlocking Grip – The Ten-Finger (Baseball) Grip Vardon Grip Interlocking Grip Baseball Grip
  8. 8. Gripping the Golf Club Golf Grip Video
  9. 9. Addressing the Golf Ball• Factors for Proper Golf Setup Position – Alignment and Foot Position – Ball Position – Balance – Posture – Arm and Hand Position
  10. 10. Alignment and Foot Position• At address your body (feet, knees, hips, forearms, shoulders and eyes) should be positioned parallel to the target line.• The feet should be shoulder width apart for the middle irons.• The target-side foot should be flared toward the target from 20 to 40.• The back foot should be square (90 degrees to the target line) to slightly open.
  11. 11. Alignment and Foot Position Body Alignment Foot Position
  12. 12. Ball Position• The position of the ball depends solely on which club you have selected.
  13. 13. Balance• A golfer’s weight should always be balanced on the balls of the toes.• It is also important to understand which foot most of the balance should be on. – Short Irons: 60% of weight on target side foot – Middle Irons: 50/50 – Long Clubs: 60% of weight on back foot
  14. 14. Posture• Knees – Should be slightly flexed and over the balls of the feet for balance – Your back knee should also be bent inward slightly• Body – Should be bent at the hips (not waist), which will make your bottom stick out slightly and your spine should make a 90° angle with the shaft of the club• Back – Your vertebrae should be in line, which will make your back straight and prevent a slouching position. – Your back should also tilt slightly away from the target
  15. 15. Posture
  16. 16. Arm and Hand Position• Hands should be using one of the three proper grips• You arms should be hanging down naturally in front of the zipper close to the front leg (left leg for a right hander, right leg for left hander)
  17. 17. Swinging the Golf Clubhttp://video.about.com/golf/Golf-Swing- Basics.htm
  18. 18. Swinging the Golf Club1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  19. 19. Summary• http://visual.ly/perfect-swing-lorena- ochoa
  20. 20. Questions orComments?

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