Part B - Basic Fundamentals and Concepts in Golf Swing Technique
This is not a book on golf swing mechanics and technique. But for the people who are not
comfortable with following Step 3 (Take Golf Lessons) immediately I have made a (very) short
list of good things to know. (For more detailed information on golf technique see my golf books.)
The details of golf technique are endless but your nervous system can only absorb and
apply so much at a time. Let's keep it very simple here at first. These fundamentals
are valid for healthy individuals:
Important Note For right-handed players -- reverse if left-handed
You hold the club by the grip (handle) of the
club. The left hand goes on top, the right hand below it, with no space between your
hands. Hold the club a little more down in your fingers rather than way up in your
palms (see pictures).
Hold the club in a relaxed manner, trying to be aware of the weight of the
club head at the end of the
shaft. The tighter you squeeze the less
likely it is that you'll develop the correct feel for the golf swing.