If you are new to the game of golf and want to improve your golf swing, one of the most important things you must do is learn how to properly position yourself before taking your shot. The golf swing is much easier to master if you have a good foundation to stand on. You must first know what kind of stance you want to take before you hit the ball.
Stand on the balls of your feet and bend your knees slightly. This will give you better balance and allow you to maintain good posture throughout your golf game. When standing the best way is to be almost parallel with the ground. Your goal should be to keep your feet about shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent and your chest just below your left ear.
Once you have your feet and posture correct it is time to begin your golf swing. To release the club you will rotate your shoulders and hips so that your torso is now directly in line with the ball. Remember to keep your right foot forward of the left as you turn your shoulders. As your left shoulder rotates, rotate your right so that your right foot is now in front of your left. Slowly, but surely as you rotate these two shoulders your body will become more straight.
Beginners often make the mistake of trying to use their arms for all of their golf swing needs. This is the wrong technique and can lead to poor putting and approach shots. The golf swing is only as good as the angle and direction of the putt, which determines the accuracy of your putt. When you practice your putting you must concentrate on getting your putts straight, not too hard or too short.
A good putting approach is to have a solid foundation to stand on, and to rotate your shoulders and hips so that your body is now directly in line with the golf ball. Beginners also tend to hold the club a little too high which can lead to a slicing motion. Beginners need to learn how to stand correctly with their feet shoulder width apart and with the shoulders squared. Once your putts are on the line and your posture correct you should be able to rotate your shoulders and hips perfectly for the perfect golf swing.
When you rotate your shoulders and hips, you will soon realize that it takes a much shorter period of time to hit a golf stroke. All of your body weight will be placed onto the balls of your feet and this is what will create the power necessary for a great stroke. Also, remember to keep your eyes on the ball at all times, because the rotation will help you focus on the ball. Beginners often concentrate on the golf swing itself and forget about watching the ball. This can lead to slicing and other bad strokes.