Hitting Through the Ball


There are many different issues standing in the way of a golfer and his perfect swing. So many different factors--a subtle turn of the hands, a wayward knee and slightly too much flex to name a few--distinguish between a decent golf swing, a technically sound golf swing and a great golf swing. Here is a drill to help get you one step closer to the next step for your golf swing on any North Myrtle Beach golf course.

One of the most frequent yet undesirable mistakes in golf is to rotate the upper body while maintaining a relatively motionless lower body through your swing. Because many golfers often feel like they need to hit at the ball instead of through the ball to achieve their desirable result, this tends to be a more common case than it really should be. This disjunctive motion results in all kinds of bad shots that like to go in all directions unpredictably. There is, however, a relatively simple solution.
The desire to hit at the ball is one that is relatively easily combated. Find an object with some weight to it, such as a medicine ball or a decent-sized ball of any kind, and set a target reasonably far away, around 40 feet away (give or take 10 yards). Your target could be anything from a bucket to a hula hoop to a towel. The drill is then as simple as throwing the ball underhanded toward the target and trying to hit the target. This drill helps you to combat the compulsive urge to hit at the ball while allowing you to feel what it is like to swing through the ball so you can mimic the feeling at Eagle Nest Golf Club.

A good indication that you have made a proper swing is that your hips and shoulders should line up. If they don't at first, keep trying! Once you get it so that it is repeatable, try to transfer your new knowledge and feeling into your actual golf swing. Go to the driving range and hit a few balls, hit some into the net in your backyard, or even go out and play a few holes on a North Myrtle Beach golf course. This will help you learn to swing through the ball properly and get you on your way to the next step for your golf swing.