GOLF INSTRUCTION QUESTIONS ANSWERED! GolfMagic has joined up with professional golfer Neil Wain to answer YOUR latest golf instruction queries.
From golf swing myths and preventing 'swaying' in the swing to the best ways to read a green and avoiding pulled putts, our man Neil has fired off his top tips to help you on your way to lower scores this season.
Check them out...
Q1 - WHAT ARE THE TOP 5 GOLF SWING MYTHS?
- Golfers with the most power hit the ball the furthest
- Swinging faster doesn’t necessarily make the ball go further
- A wider stance generates more power
- Length of the back swing determines how good your ball striking is
- Gripping the club tighter, helps you swing better
Q2 - WHAT ARE THE BEST WAYS TO STOP ME FROM SWAYING IN THE SWING?
- Practice hitting shots with your feet together .
- Concentrate on keeping the lower body quiet in the back swing.
- Practice hitting golf shots with an alignment pole. Place an alignment pole on the ground at 90 degrees, alongside your right side (for right handed golfers), and focus on turning rather than swaying.
Q3 - HOW FAR AWAY FROM THE GOLF BALL SHOULD I BE AT ADDRESS?
In terms of a decent distance, I like to see people let their arms hang naturally from their shoulders.
I tend to see people who stand too close, their arm angle tends to get too upright, and people who stand too far away their arm angle gets a lot flatter.
Q4 - WHAT'S YOUR BEST DRILL INVOLVING A PROP OR TRAINING AID?
My favourite one which is the simplest and most effective is the use of an alignment pole, so if you put two alignment poles on the ground with a 90-degree angle between each, so that they form a cross position.
One pole can be used for ball position and the other can be used for your alignment for your feet, knees, hips and shoulders.