It’s A Golf Swing, Not A Golf Hit

swing-instead-Rickard Strongert

Golf instructor Rickard Strongert and Videojug partnered up on a video analyzing  the difference between swinging at the golf ball vs hitting the golf ball. From the outset Rick shows a practice golf swing prior to our setup with the ball. It is free and easy. But when we actually go to perform the golf swing with the ball, we tense up and make a concerned effort to hit the ball. This is refreshingly detailed in the two action shots. The first of a practice  golf swing attempting to hit the ball and the second of a person running while all tensed up. Both are so visually effective, he need not show anything further. He does recommend three actions we can take to relieve this tenseness.

Constant Grip Pressure On The Golf Club

Breath Out Throughout The Golf Swing

Throughout The Golf Swing, Keep Your Mouth Slightly Open

Swinging through the golf ball instead of hitting the golf ball, what a concept! We have all heard it before. When I video taped myself, I could see the tenseness in my face and arms and I thought I was swinging easy. My mouth was shut tight, everything Rick Strongert suggested was right there for me to see. I’m going to try these three simple changes and see if it works for me. I hope you this can added some value to your game as well.


Dan Beeks | Owner/Operator of Nineteenth Hole Hub

I have spent most of the last 40 years attempting to get myself down to scratch player. Until I finally realized, I just love shooting a round of golf. The friendships made and the competition to challenge oneself get the juices flowing. Making golf the greatest game on Earth. We all need to have a little fun in our lives, whether it be on the course, in the clubhouse or at the Nineteenth Hole Hub, Golf does it.