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The Proper Golf Swing – It’s the Hands That Hold the Key to Proper Golf Swing Performance

Learning to execute a proper golf swing is a complex affair for most golfers.

The process can be confusing, especially to the beginner golfer. To successfully coordinate all the necessary body actions into a beautifully synchronized movement can prove difficult task to even the most experienced golfer.

As intricate as it may initially seem, a proper golf swing begins with correct operation of the hands.

The hands “hold” great importance in performing a successful swing pattern. The hands shape the swing controlling the club, club head and timing. Without the hands a proper golf swing is almost impossible to create.

In the book, “The Master Key to Success at Golf” author Leslie King provides greater insight into the key role the hands play in a proper golf swing.

King writes;

“The role of the hands in the operation of sending the ball to its objective is a subject of endless argument. The importance I attach to the hands may be gauged in the first place by what I have to say about the grip. I want to deal with it at some length and in considerable detail.

My belief is that while the beginner needs to give a lot of attention to applying their hands in the manner in which they can retain control and impart feel of the club head and obtain the maximum power from the shaft, the more experienced and advanced player, having developed strong and well-trained hands, more naturally gets the hands fitting into the swing unit as a whole without always realizing it.

For one thing the top golfer has developed a sound and constant grip on the club which in itself PERMITS the hands to work properly. You may find the odd good player with a suspect grip, but you will seldom find a bad one with a good grip.

…The grip is the first step we take towards the shaping of the swing. Slackness or movement on or away from the shaft at any stage of the swing can throw the whole operation out of line and completely wreck the timing.

I go so far as to say that conscientious work on the grip until it is correct in all its details will contribute more than any other factor towards the building of a finely shaped swing. The feet, legs, back, shoulders all have their essential parts in the movement, and good hand-action in itself will not bring these members into play as some pundits would have us believe.

But without the proper use of the hands these other physical members will not be able to function as smoothly as they must“.

The hands play an important part in the execution of a proper golf swing pattern.

Use King’s advice to help you quickly develop a successful golf swing!

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