Top Five Power Golf Tips for Women
Every year more and more women are learning the concepts and techniques on how to play the game of golf. More than 6 million females are playing golf in the United States today making them an integral part of the golfing world therefore, great for the golf tourism towns like Myrtle Beach, SC.
Women can be just as competitive as their counterparts on the course; aspiring to hit the ball longer and more powerful to make that perfect shot down the fairway, and possibly pick up bragging rights for the longest drive.
The Glens Golf Group has put together five top power golf tips for women:
- Have the proper stance. Bend the knees, tilt the torso forward your bottom out. Feet should be a little wider than shoulder distance, which will build a strong foundation for balance and stability.
- Take a few practice swings on the tee by keeping the clubhead off the ground a few inches. This will allow the body to swing fully around the body, which will increase speed and power off of the tee.
- Women are generally more flexible in the hips than men so women need to be more controlled through the hips while swinging a club. To help prevent the right hip from turning too much during the backswing, turn the right foot out to 20 degrees and then swing.
- Swing a club upside-down so when you swing, you should hear a “woosh” on the downswing. Grip the club upside-down so you are gripping the clubhead end. Swing normal and on the bottom of your swing you should hear a “woosh.” If you don’t hear the “woosh,” then you many have generated too much or too little power in your swing. By holding the club this way it will make the club feel much lighter, in turn swinging faster for a more powerful shot.
- Follow through. Shift your weight, pivot the hips and shoulders and make sure the left elbow is pointing straight down toward the ground. The proper alignment of the elbow is key as it creates another lever, increasing speed and distance.
With these easy to follow golf tips, women are surely to hit the ball more powerful. For more golf tips like these, contact The Glens Golf Group’s golf instructor, Mike Passmore at (843) 272-5521 or visit, The Golf Academy at Possum Trot Golf Club.
Posted on September 14, 2012