The Basic Steps to Perfect Golf.

By Philip A Gorfett.
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This is an instructional web site that is based on my experience of learning to play golf - from being a hacker to a reasonable golfer and during this period I have learnt how to play much better golf and I can pass this information to you.

The important point about the golf swing is that although the back swing can be performed in various forms, the down swing /follow through movement must follow a sequence, as follows:-

Down Swing.

The rotational movement of the hips force a wholly twisted body to rotate around the central core of the spine.

Whilst the hips and the twisted upper body unit rotate, the waist line acts as a universal joint in order to maintain the body angles.

Therefore a combination of the rotation of the hips and the upper body unit literally pulls the arms/club head into and through the contact area.


This quite simple action will give you a very accurate golf shot, as long as you keep the upper body unit held firmly together as a one piece unit and totally passive to the rotational movement of the hips, whilst the left arm is held close to the right shoulder until the ball is struck.

However the distance that you hit the ball is very dependent on how hard you hit the ball at impact, coupled with the flaying action of the golf club.

Obviously there is a bit more to it than that, but that is what the basic downswing/ follow through movement is based on.


You will no doubt have had lessons from qualified golf instructors, but they will only teach you what is their understanding of the golf swing as they see it - and that understanding is different from my method of teaching, which is born of experience.

Most of these golf instructors have been, or are still are, very good golfers and there are certain aspects of the golf swing that they perform automatically.

Unfortunately they assume that you are also fully aware of these aspects of the golf swing that made them successful.

This is where my teaching are different, I have come across all the obstacles to playing very good golf and rectified them, so these tips are incorporated into this web site.

You will often find that a top sports person who plays a game which involves hitting an object with a bat, a club or a cue of some sort, can adopt another sport/activity and achieve a very high standard in the chosen sport/activity quite quickly.

A lot of the achievement can be put down to the intensity and the time that they put into the new sport/activity of their choice, but one single element contributes greatly to them adapting to the new sport, they have very good eye to ball contact, in other words, they actually watch the object being struck -- for a much longer period than the average person -- prior to the moment of contact.

This action of watching the ball until the club head makes contact with the ball becomes even more critical as the golfer reaches a higher level, because at the top level of golf the ball is struck with such a high velocity that only thing that separates a very good shot from a poor shot, is because the golfer did not watch the ball for that extra milli-second until the club head struck the ball.


In contrast, the average golfer takes their eye off the golf ball a fraction of a second before it is struck.

This lack of understanding of this basic principle is one of the main obstacles to the average golfer.


It is important to point out at this stage that the body position at impact of a low handicapped/professional golfer is entirely different from that of a mid/high handicapped golfer - and and it is because of the correct impact position that their golf is so much more accurate.

The other fallacy that the average golfer believes is that the speed of the arms control the distance the ball will go.

The power of the golf swing is determine by the rotational speed of the hips .

The arms are only allowed to move independently of the shoulders for a short period, from towards the end of the down swing and into the follow through movement, however in order to further enhance the speed of the club head, the club head is also flayed into the contact area.

Again, a lack of understanding of this basic principle is one of the other main obstacles to the average golfer.

These basic principles allow how the top golfers to be so accurate with their long game, short game and their putting.

They simply follow a basic sequence of movements which you can learn.


web site has the potential for you to achieve a level of golf that you would have thought impossible, so this is your chance to capitalise on my research.

Do not let this opportunity slip by, believe me you will not regret learning how to play golf my way.

This is not a "quick fix" course of lessons.

It has taken me over thirty five years to find the vital keys to playing very good golf and it has been a slow and traumatic experience and regular readers will know that I have changed my description of how the golf swing should be performed a few times over the years in order to find the correct words to accurately describe the elusive perfect swing.

However I feel satisfied that the right combination has been found and truly believe that my own personal experience would have been less traumatic if I had discovered these vital keys when I first started playing golf.

The good news is that you do not have to wait thirty years--- you can benefit by my experience and begin to play much better golf -- sooner, rather than later.


Unfortunately most golfers who read this web site will dismiss my analysis of the golf swing without a second thought because I am not a "celebrity golf coach" -- therefore it is only the golfer who is prepared to have an open mind about my teachings and go to the golf range, or the putting green, to try out my theories -- these are the golfers that will prosper.


Anyone who looks at this web site and does not even attempt to follow the teaching will be depriving themselves of the opportunity to learn how to play a very good game of golf.

So if you really want to play much better golf and you are prepared to absorb this information, this web site will teach you how to play a very consistent and accurate game of golf.


Just remember, the golf swing as described in this web site has exactly the same principle movements that allow the majority of the professional golfers to play the game at the top of their profession.

So if you have an open mind on how the golf swing is performed and you are prepared to accept that the golf swing I teach is an accurate reflection on the way the professionals golfer play the game, but describing the important factors that will enable you to hit the ball long and straight, then you will already be on the road to achieving a very good golf swing.

As you follow the lessons, my method will gradually become part and parcel of your normal game, so follow my instructions and give it the necessary time to allow my method to become embedded into your subconscious.


As a point of interest you often hear top golf instructors say that that a golfer should only have one or two swing thoughts as they prepare to make a golf swing -- in reality this only applies to a golfer who has already developed a well structured golf swing.

Therefore if you want to reach the stage of having a well structured golf swing it is vital that you learn the basic principles and the basic movements of the golf swing and practice these movements until they become second nature to perform.


All of the movements and tips that I describe will individually enhance the quality of your golf, but it important to understand that you must practice each movement until it becomes embedded into the subconscious mind before you can hope to achieve any benefit on the golf course.

Do not expect too much, too soon.

How good you become will depend on the amount of time and effort that you are prepared to put aside to learn to play golf as per my instructions.


This web site begins with an Introduction section and then it goes on to give instruction over 10 lesson.


If want to have a rest from browsing my web site, have a read of my short story - Misti - the Super Hero

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