When do you enjoy playing golf the most? When you crush your opponents, of course! Sure, sure, everyone says "It's just a game." "Golf is supposed to be fun, no matter your score." BULL! I'm an avid golfer who makes it out to my local courses at least twice a week. Sure, I have fun, but the real fun is in beating my opponents.I'm going to share with you 3 free golf swing tips that you can take to the nearest driving range or golf course today. The sooner you learn these 3 simple methods, the sooner you will be the envy of your golfing buddies.
Free Golf Swing Tip #1 - Finish High.
This one is fairly obvious, but it's shocking how many people ignore this tip. Your swing could be uglier than a monkey's bottom, but if you finish high you'll hit it straight 99% of the time.
To give you an example: Many golfers finish their swing over their shoulder. This is great IF you have a natural, solid swing. However, if you tend to "hook" the ball to the left if you're right handed, or to the right if you're left handed, you simply need to finish higher. Imagine finishing your swing with the club pointing straight up, as opposed to following all the way through. (Over your shoulder.)
It will seem awkward at first, but if you have a tendency to hook the ball this tip will most likely straighten it out. I personally use this tip myself, and it has quite honestly cut 5 strokes off of my score simply because I'm hitting the ball straighter than I ever have.
Free Golf Swing Tip #2 - Tee it High and Let if Fly!
This tip works best if you have an oversized driver. If so, I'm going to tell you how to add an additional 10 yards or so to your drives. These scientific wonders require you to tee the ball higher than you would with grandpa's driver, so you'll need to force yourself out of the "tee it low" habit. You'll need to find tees that are at least 2 ¾ inches. If you can find 3 inch tees, then by all means get them. The longer the better!
Very Important: You'll need to tee up the ball so half of the ball is above the clubface. This should force you to hit the sweet spot of your clubface on most of your swings.
Now, there are a few changes that you'll need to make due to the ball being a bit higher. First, make sure that the ball is positioned in line with your left foot. (For right handed golfers.) If you tee it too close to your right foot you'll most likely hit your ball straight up into the air. This is because the ball is higher off the ground, and the further back the ball is in your stance, the sooner you're going to hit it. You want to make contact with the ball as your club is sweeping upwards.
If you tee the ball high enough, and adjust your stance correctly, you'll gain additional yardage on your tee shot simply because you are hitting it sweet, and during the upswing with your oversized driver. My golfing buddies always tell me to "tee it lower" even though I constantly out-drive them. Some people are simply stuck in their ways.
Free Golf Swing Tip #3 - Think Happy Thoughts.
Golf is, in my opinion, 90% mental, 10% ability. If you know the basics, and have a swing that is comfortable to you, you should have no problem consistently breaking 80.
Think for a second. When lining up to hit your shot what goes through your mind? Is it "Oh crap, that tree is in my way; I'm going to hit it!" Or, "Well, this one is going to find the trap."? If so, guess what? You WILL hit that tree, and you WILL end up in that trap.
I cannot stress my next point enough: Think positive. When I first started golfing I thought about what could go wrong on every shot. And most of the time, something DID go wrong! Start thinking about how you're going to clear that tree, or how you're going to avoid the trap. Chances are, you will succeed. As the old saying goes, "Mind over matter."
By following the 3 free golf swing tips above you'll be quickly on your way to lowering your score and crushing your opponents. Good luck, and happy golfing!
Lee James is an avid golfer and webmaster at for more
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