Fundamentals

The fundamentals are not just for beginners. In this course you will learn everything there is to know about how to create a solid foundation, the importance of the grip and how to utilise it correctly, how to create a solid foundation using the ground, and how the body moves during the swing.

You will also learn the importance of the golf clubs in your bag, as well what role they all play.

Get ready to be fundamentally sound after this course!

INSTRUCTORBobby Walia

Bobby is fast earning a reputation as one of the best and most innovative golf coaches in Australia. He brings over 15 years of international experience to his teaching. From playing professionally on the Sunshine Tour in South Africa, to his adventures studying and coaching in San Diego and Berlin, Bobby has also hosted clients on many of the world’s best golf courses.

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1. Introduction

0:50

Whether you are just getting into golf, returning after a long break from the game or an experienced weekend golfer, the fundamentals are such an integral part of building confidence and gaining more consistency.

Watching the best golfers on the planet on the driving range, you will inevitably see them asking for assurance from their caddy standing behind them to see if they are aiming correctly. You will see them put the club down and work on their pivot with their arms across the chest.

The fundamentals are not just for beginners. In this course you will learn everything there is to know about how to create a solid foundation, the importance of the grip and how to utilize it correctly, how to create a solid foundation using the ground, and how the body moves during the swing.

You will also learn the importance of the golf clubs in your bag, as well what role they all play.

Get ready to be fundamentally sound after this course!

2. Grip fundamentals

3:14

The grip is often regarded as the most important fundamental in the swing, as it is our only connection with the club.

In this video we discuss all the elements that tie together to create a neutral golf grip. A neutral grip needs the optimum amount of pressure and needs to sit predominantly in our fingers in order to create the right amount of leverage in our golf swing.

3. Grip preferences

2:49

There are three grip preferences to choose from, which one is most comfortable for you?

The best grip is a comfortable yet neutral grip. We have the baseball, interlock and overlap grip. In this video we discuss the three grips and how you can choose which one is best for you. The type of grip you settle on is a preference, and you need to stick with it.

4. Function of the grip

2:52

Why do we need a neutral grip in the first place?

Once we feel the comfort of a neutral grip, we need to understand the function of it and what that can help us with when swinging the golf club. A proper functioning grip helps us with leverage and mobility. We discuss how to properly use the grip in this video.

5. Foundation

2:23

How do we create a solid foundation in the golf swing?

Every effective athletic movement starts from the ground up. We need a solid foundation to create a strong relationship with the ground and then use this to maximise our movement in the golf swing. Here we go through a few checkpoints and feelings to create stability in the swing.

6. Posture

2:23

What is the correct way and position to stand over the golf ball?

Once we have created stability and support through our lower half, the next step is to create our ideal posture through our upper body. Hinging at our hips is a great way to create excellent posture.

7. Hanging arms

1:33

In order to swing the golf club, we need our arms to carry very little tension in order to swing the golf club.

Once we have created a solid base as well as a natural hinge at our hips, the next step is to allow our arms to hang naturally. Hanging arms create a natural ability to swing the golf club. This video discusses the importance of getting those arms to hang naturally.

8. Upper body position

2:02

How do we move with our upper body in the backswing?

All too often, the backswing is confused by the term ‘turn’. Here we look at the correct way of making a stretch without a golf club, as well as a couple of feelings for you to look out for.

9. Weight transfer

2:30

What is the correct way for our body to move back and forth in the golf swing?

Like with any athletic movement, weight transfer and momentum is paramount. Here I talk about how to get the best movement out of your body, back and through.

10. Tying everything together

1:29

How do we tie together everything we have learnt with the core fundamentals?

Once we understand how we grip the club, create a solid foundation as well as good posture, we need to know how to put all of that together and create a fluid motion we refer to as the golf swing. Get the sequence right and we are on our way!

11. How to create a hinge

1:46

How do we create leverage in our golf swing? We need to be able to hinge our hands.

The golf swing is not just about the width of the swing, but being able to create movement of the arms followed by a natural hinging of our hands. This video discusses how to create that hinge through some easy to follow steps.

12. Tying the back and down swing together

1:49

What components are needed to make a good backswing and follow through?

Transferring the weight from our right side to the left side should feel like one smooth motion. Here Bobby talks you through how to complete the backswing and follow through.

13. Brushing the ground

1:57

When setting up to the golf ball, it lies at rest. What is the correct feeling to get it up in the air?

The ball always sits on the ground, so the easiest way to make contact would be to brush the ground. Here is how you do it.

14. 7 iron to practice with

1:09

What is the best club to practice with?

The 7 iron sits right in the middle of the set with a length and loft that are easily manageable. When going through any fundamental and swing changes, feelings as well as practice, using a 7 iron is highly recommended.

15. Symmetry of the golf swing

2:03

How does our right and left side move during the golf swing?

During the golf swing, we need to use both our left side as well as our right side. When we break this movement down and understand it, it appears to be a very symmetrical movement.

16. Aiming

2:15

How do we aim during the golf swing?

This video discusses what elements need to be tied together in order to hit the ball where we want it to go. An often overlooked part of our fundamentals, it’s important to get the club aiming at the target as opposed to our feet aiming at it.

17. How all of the golf clubs work

3:21

Every club in the bag has a role, what does each club in the bag do?

Golf is not a single club game, we are allowed up to 14 clubs that make up our set and each club has it’s own function. In this video you will learn how a set of clubs is made up and what each club should be used for.

18. Which club to use

4:01

Do we need to change our body position for every club in our bag? How far do we need to stand away from each golf club?

We have 14 different golf clubs in our bag. Each one of those clubs have a certain length and loft/angle assigned to it. This video demonstrates how we need to make small and simple adjustments for every club in our bag. Every club requires the same tempo and swing.

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