Creating a Great Golf Posture: the Position of Your Hands
Do your hands really play a role in how you develop your posture for golf? There are a number of elements that play crucial roles in posture development. When you think about it this is important for specific reasons. When you hold your golf club you need be comfortable. This also helps reduce tension and allows you to focus on the shot with less anxiety. Another reason for good hand positioning with your posture is it allows for proper release of the club during your swing. Here are some tips to help you keep your hands in the right position for better posture.
- The butt end of the club should be aimed toward your left hip. This will help you achieve more control of your swing. It will also help you position the club and the club head in position that can make good contact with the ball. It is like creating a starting point for your club and your swing at the same time.
- Scooping or hitting the ball too thin may result if your club is being held further back. Golfers tend to make the mistake of holding their club back too far. This may end up making the club head come in too low and scoop the ball, but not in the way you intended. When you position your hands in a good spot with the club more forward you can avoid this from happing.
- Inconsistency in striking of the ball may result if you are holding the club too far ahead. At the same time you can make an error if the club is too far from you as you are standing. You need to think about the position of your body and how your hands will help you swing to make contact. Again, if the club is too far away from you the swing will not be in line with the ball.
- Find videos and pictures to help you visualize how to place your hands. Sometimes you need to just see how it should be done. You can practice doing it and find a good technique to help you remember how to position your hands for the type of shot you are attempting.
- Practice incorporating tips into your setup position to develop natural feel. If you need to make changes to your setup it may take you some time to get your posture and hand position to work in sync.