How Do You Hit a Golf Ball?

By Kevin D. Boehler
Hitting a golf ball is made simpler in this step-by-step guide for beginners.
Hitting a golf ball is made simpler in this step-by-step guide for beginners.

Hitting a golf ball sounds easy but can be difficult to do consistently. With practice and correct swing techniques hitting a golf ball will become easier and more enjoyable. This article is for right-handed golfers.

Grip the club. The club should rest along the third knuckle in both hands while both thumbs point directly down the shaft.

Set up to the ball in an athletic position with a slight flex in the knees, a straight back, and your weight on the middle of your feet. The ball should be in the middle of your stance when hitting wedges and progressively more forward with longer clubs.

Swing the club back with the shoulders letting the rest of the body follow. At the top of the golf swing your weight should be on the inside of your right foot and your left wrist should be straight.

Start the downswing with a forward weight shift to get your weight onto your left foot. This will drop your arms into the correct position to hit the ball on a correct swing path.

Follow through the golf swing by continuing to turn your shoulders until they face your target.

About the Author

Kevin Boehler attended the University of Nebraska, where he attained a bachelor's degree in professional golf management. Boehler enjoys teaching golf to others, helping them not only play better, but love the game as well. He has a vast knowledge of the golf swing and a variety of other golf-related information.

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