Golf Fundamentals

This page lists a number of videos on golf-related fundamentals, starting with the golf grip. This is probably the most important step in learning how to play golf. Without a proper grip, your golf club will never hit the golf ball square and you won’t be able to hit the golf ball straight.

 

Once you have the golf grip squared away, the next most important fundamental of golf would be the golf stance. Check out the video below that goes into detail how you should position yourself.

 

You may have heard the term “drive for show and putt for dough”. Well, the video below gives an excellent training video on how to putt. Because, if you can’t putt, you will never be able to lower your golf scores. You may never become a professional golfer, but it would be nice to have bragging rights with your buddies, and this video can help you with that.

 

Many people I know don’t play the game of golf wearing a golf glove, but it’s just something that I’ve always done, especially playing up here in Ottawa, Canada where the humidity can almost be unbearable. I’ve had heat stroke on the golf course a couple of times and some days I go through 4 – 5 golf gloves, just because my hands sweat so much, and if you don’t have dry hands, you won’t be able to get a good grip on the golf club. That’s why I always wear a golf glove and so you might find the video below interesting.

 

I hope you’ve found these golf fundamentals informative and I hope they help you with your game. We all want lower scores, but without the proper fundamentals, that will be hard to achieve.

If you have a certain drill or tip that you would like to share, please leave me a comment below and I will be happy to add it to the site.

8 thoughts on “Golf Fundamentals

  • October 6, 2016 at 4:54 pm
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    Those are truly instructional videos used for professionals wanting to learn the fundamentals of golf. Who would think, unless a seasoned veteran of course, that some of things postures on the course would be highly inflential in the accuracy and strength of your game.I will think about applying those techniques the next time I use my irons.

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    • October 7, 2016 at 4:27 am
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      Hi Andrew,
      Thanks for the comments. I think after the round that I played today, I’m going to have to go back and watch those videos again! I had a terrible round and it was though I had forgotten how to hit the ball. Knowing the basic fundamentals will definitely help with the enjoyment of the game.
      Regards,
      Shawn

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  • October 6, 2016 at 6:08 pm
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    This is a great post with some useful information. Love the first video on getting your grip right, I have never seen this method before and wish I knew it when I was coaching golf in Japan, would have made it easier to explain how to get their grip correct quicker.

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    • October 7, 2016 at 5:12 am
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      Thanks very much for the comment Tony. I struggled with my grip when I first started playing golf and I wish they had videos back then on how to get your grip right. It would have saved me a lot of grief and second-guessing.
      Thanks again!
      Shawn

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  • October 13, 2016 at 1:19 pm
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    Thanks for your great post. I can definitely use these videos to improve my golf game. It is amazing how important that proper grip can be to hitting the ball correctly. I also wear gloves when I play. I started with just one on my left hand and then went to both hands as I was getting many blisters and slipping from sweat and friction. It took some getting used to but it quite comfortable now.

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    • October 13, 2016 at 1:49 pm
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      Hi Johnny,
      It is amazing at how important the golf grip is, isn’t it. You can make the golf ball do all kinds of things, depending on your grip. I must admit, I’ve never worn gloves on both hands, although I know some of my golfing buddies will wear two gloves as the weather gets colder here in Ottawa. I have to wear a glove in the summer time, especially when it gets really humid, otherwise the club would go flying from my hands.
      I’m glad you found the golf grip video informative.
      Thanks for your comments!
      Shawn

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  • February 8, 2017 at 9:51 pm
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    Shawn,
    I appreciate these tutorial videos, as I’m only just beginning to take an interest in golf. I happen to live in Augusta, GA, home of the Masters. Usually we try to stay indoors during Masters week, but recently my husband and I have talked about trying to learn how to play. The most experience I’ve had was when I used to go out to the driving range with my dad as a kid (when I was about 9 years old). I’m excited to start learning, and I think your site is going to be incredibly useful along the way. 🙂 Do you offer advice on any particular kinds of courses or locations of courses that may be best for someone just starting out?
    Ashley

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    • February 16, 2017 at 12:11 am
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      Hi Ashley,
      I have been watching the Masters tournament for probably the past 20 years. For me it means that the courses up here in Ottawa, Canada are going to open soon, but more importantly I get to watch some great golf on an absolutely beautiful golf course. Have you ever been to Augusta? I would love to go there some day, even just to watch the pros play!
      I think that’s great that you want to take up the game. I do hope the training videos give you some help. If you learn the basics right off the bat, it makes the game that much easier. I know up here, we have some 9 hole par 3 courses. That’s where a lot of people go to practice, so between the driving range and a par 3 course, I think that would probably be the best options for you. Unfortunately, I’m not familiar with any courses in your area but as I said, try and find a par 3 course near you and give that a try.
      Best of luck Ashley and thank you for your comments.
      Regards,
      Shawn

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