A Simple Golf Swing

Tips from the not-so-pro golfer for starter:

Head down to any golfer’s shop and they have ranges of clubs for you to choose. Let them know your budget.

Finding the right golf bag can certainly be a challenge sometimes. You want a big enough bag to obviously fit all your clubs in, but you also want something you’ll be able to carry around if you’re walking 18 holes.

Shoes – It’s perfectly legal to play with naked stompers, but you’ll probably draw some odd looks and comments from starters and pros—even though they’ll be backslapping guys wearing shirts to shame Duffy Waldorf. You could try telling them that going au naturel was once au-kay at Augusta National—Shoeless Sam Snead learned the game barefoot and played nine practice holes that way at The Masters in the late 1930s, shooting 2-under par.

Glove – A proper golf swing can best be made possible if you have a proper grip. Feel is the variable factor in the grip and a big part of feel can sometimes be as easy as the correct golf glove. Glove quality begins with cabretta leather for longer-lasting softness and performance.

With this three minimum equipment, you are now ready to swing at the driving range.

I thought this looks like a horse racing field.

Buy 150 balls for starter as you are bount to hit 50% of them at 2meter range. As the saying goes, “Practise make perfect.”

Iron 7 will be more suitable for driving range. At least, that’s what I prefered.

In developing your golf swing, you must first remember that all your shots won’t be perfect instantly. For beginners developing their first swing or for more advanced golfers who wish to refine their current swing, it’s going to take time and practice to get the perfect golf swing.

Before you swing the club, you want to make sure you’re holding the golf club correctly. If you’re right handed, make sure, as you’re gripping the club, that your right hand is below your left and you’re wrapping your right hand around the shaft of the club and around the thumb of your left hand. There’s another way of holding your club. It all depends on who your coach is. Of course mine is Tiger Woods style ;).

Lauzy cameraman!!! Captured at the wrong time too early.

There’s really no correct distance in how far from the ball you have to stand. Make sure you just not crowding the ball. As for me, I approach the ball and stand at whatever distance feels most comfortable.

As you’re eyeing up your shot, getting ready to swing, position your body weight so most of it’s on your back leg. This will help you get more power behind your swing. Keep your body straight and your knees slightly bent. As you bring the club back to take your swing, bring the club back slowly keeping your head down and eyes fixed on the ball. I know a lot of people who actually look slightly behind the ball and end up taking a huge chunk of grass out from behind the actual location of their ball.

The perfect body posture after a swing. Ya! Thanks to the camerawomen. Bah!

For drives I bring my driver back with a wider angle in reference to my body than with an iron. I bring the iron back almost parallel to my body. Still keeping your head down and eyes on the ball, bring the club back down and through to the ball. Follow all the way through with your shot keeping your shoulders square. Don’t lift your head or take your eyes off the position the ball was laying until you see green. Once you see the grass where your ball was sitting, you can raise your head. Also, make sure to stay nice and relaxed before you swing. If you tense up, you won’t hit the ball as well as you could of.

You won’t know one day when I have a Jr. Tiger Woods competing in the PGA Tour.

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  1. Odysseus said,

    May 22, 2006 @ 3:14 pm

    Everything also u wanna try ah…. from rafting to golf… apa lagi mau try :p

    Jessie says:  Rephrase, “Everything also I wanna blog…. from rafting to golf… many more wanna blog! 😉

  2. JC said,

    May 22, 2006 @ 3:29 pm


  3. ghostie said,

    May 22, 2006 @ 6:52 pm

    boink ! boink ! mana bola tu pigi? masuk longkang ker kolam ???

  4. ghostie said,

    May 22, 2006 @ 7:57 pm

    Jessie, if you are serious of taking up the game, go and get a pro to coach you. Learn the basics right. Less bad habit and injuries in the future.

  5. Selena said,

    May 23, 2006 @ 3:42 am

    Ah Jang, i waiting for you to blog that u:
    -parachuted from a ‘plane…… – Scare of height
    -swam with dolphins….. – Already in my travel list to Tangalooma Island.
    -flew a hang-glider or microlite….. – Wanted to but no $$$.
    -took part in and won an arm wrestling contest…. – If only you let me win 😉
    -auditioned for a Steven Spielberg movie…. – Keh le fei only wor. No syoik.
    (wait ah, i think of some other stuff for u to do :D) Climb Mount Kinabalu (checked!), abseiling (checked!), bungee jump (nooooooo!), corkscrew ride (noooooo!)

  6. JC said,

    May 23, 2006 @ 9:32 am

    Hey! Black socks and black shoes looks kinda cute.
    Definitely stands out in a crowd… hehehe

    Jessie says:  Driving range apa-apa pun boleh la.

  7. Cynthia said,

    May 23, 2006 @ 12:33 pm

    Well done!
    I do play golf as well. =)
    But I am not very into it. Most of the time I will get the hugest bucket of balls and stay in driving range while I wait for the boys to finish bloody 18 or 19 holes.
    But I seldom play nowadays due to season changes.. Winter is cold, and dont have much sunlight. Tee hee hee..Not very motivated ay?

  8. Allan said,

    May 23, 2006 @ 1:39 pm

    I guess next is learn to fly a plane…^^

  9. david said,

    May 24, 2006 @ 10:28 am

    are you teaching golf lessons in KL?
    i am member of SICC in SG but never learned to golf and only use the other facilities there.
    one day i hope to quit being lazy and learn…hahaha once lazy always lazy right?

    Jessie says: Buy 150 balls and start swinging at the driving range. You’ll get hook to them like drugs! (Plus if got leng lui accompany you la ;))

  10. oddfather said,

    May 25, 2006 @ 10:52 am

    dey..relax your body laaaa……..kenot be macam kayu lor……:)

    Jessie says:  Cameraman snap at the wrong timing la.  So looks like kayu lo.

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