How to Perform a One Piece Golf Swing

By Kevin D. Boehler

A one piece golf swing is a simple concept but can be difficult to perform. The swing gets its named from the way a player swings the club to the top of his back swing -- a simple shoulder turn with very little wrist motion. This article is for right-handed golfers. Switch "right" and "left" in these instructions if you are left-handed.

Grip the club by placing the shaft along the base of your fingers with the palms of your hands facing each other.

Set up to the ball with your feet shoulder width-apart, knees slightly bent, back straight, and your body weight in the middle of your feet.

Swing the club to the top of your back swing with a turn of your shoulders, keeping your wrists from hinging. The V that your shoulders and hands make during the set up should stay the same halfway through the back swing. At the halfway point your right elbow should begin to fold and a slight hinge in your wrists should occur as you complete your back swing.

Shift your weight onto your left foot to bring the club down into the proper position for the down swing.

Turn your shoulders through the ball for a proper release of your hands after contact with the ball.

Finish your swing with your belt buckle and chest facing the 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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