The Ultimate Guide To Proper Golf Swing Sequence

The ultimate way to hit a draw is to have a proper and sequentially arranged swing pattern. You can be a pro in takeaway or maybe weight transfer or both, including a great shoulder pattern, but all this needs to be in a sequence to give out the outcome.

Therefore a step-by-step guide for swing practise is an amazing tool for amateurs or players looking for improvisation in their golf game.

After reading and researching the golf swing sequence, we are sharing this article consisting of all the information you need. Hopefully, it will be helpful for you all people out there to take the club from start to finish.

So, these all are the essential information needed for knowing the golf swing sequence properly.

1. Setup And Address

Let’s start with the proper setup and address it as our first step in correcting the golf swing. However, it can seem pretty boring for most golf players as it is.

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But who said, the first step has to be fun to become important. Setting up and addressing are the most important steps to be accomplished and mastered to perfect one’s swing form. Also, if both of these are not accurate, you could get mistaken about the clubs.

Now let’s discuss further the important parts of setting up and addressing up.


Whenever you hold a club, keep in mind that the hands’ position should be so that the clubface is square with the minimum pressure grip.

It would help if you gripped the club with the fingers of the hand. This is because if the grip is placed too far towards the palm, then the involvement of hands is more in the swing.


Now moving ahead towards posture, and through posture, we meant your spine angle. It is important that your head is high at the address and that you are not slouching over.

With an incorrect posture, your swing form, as well as muscles spasm, will affect you badly, and you can even suffer injuries too if you lose your balance while hitting a shot.


The position of your feet is depicted as a stance. It will help if you keep your feet as apart as the width of your shoulder along with an appropriate distance from the golf ball.

The most important thing to remember is that neither you should be too close nor too far from reaching the Ball. Also, you will have a different stance with every club you are going to play with.


The next part is alignment, which means you need to line up with the target. It isn’t easy to learn; it takes quite a while to master this one as golfer’s don’t hit towards the target by looking at them, so it may take some time to learn about the parallel alignment.

You need to know that for alignment, the position of your Ball and your feet should be in parallel, and as for the clubface, it should be pointing down the target line.

Ball Position

The relationship between the Ball position to your stance is a very crucial part of golf. So, it would help if you were extremely cautious and attentive towards matching your ball position to the shot you are going to hit in addition to your stance.

When you are hitting the shot with the driver, the Ball has to be positioned more towards your left foot; however, if you are using a wedge to hit the shot, your Ball should be more towards your right foot.

2. Takeaway

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After getting more acquainted with your setup and address, you can move forward with the takeaway, which will be super fun.

The first few feet of your golf swing is a takeaway. This is the position where your body starts to turn, and the club begins to head back on the proper line.

Bigger muscles are used during the takeaway, not the hands and wrists, and it is quite important to remember, so don’t forget this simple rule. With a proper takeaway, you are almost close to perfecting the rest of the swing.

Controlling the speed of your takeaway is also essential while ensuring that you are hitting with one of the slowest parts of your golf swing. Because with a rush shot, your club will end up at the wrong place from the start only.

3. Backswing

As the club reaches the parallel ground or at the height just before the waist, the takeaway is finished here. Now we move on to the next step, which is the real backswing.

You need to turn your body and your arm simultaneously while working on the backswing. With the rotational movement of your shoulders and hips, your club is going to be carried at the top of the backswing.

Let me tell you that the top of the backswing is the position where your club is parallel to the ground. Some players are okay even if it stops just a little shot of this position, but the rest will want to attain this similar position perfectly and precisely.

When reaching the top of the backswing, your club must be pointing the line downwards to the target. However, if this line is crossed, it is pretty sure that the golf club is not on the proper plane.

Another important thing in the backswing is the position of your arms. It would help to clarify whether they are close to your body or far from your body and affect your overall performance.

You can not call it the fastest part of the swing. You must have read above when we mentioned that takeaway as the part of the swing pattern, which was quite slow.

The same can be said about the backswing; you do not need to rush in this swing step.

4. Transition

This is the stage when the course of a golf club changes from going up to going down. This is considered as one of the difficult steps of the golf swing sequence to practice and master.

During the transition, you need to be somewhat dependent on some of your muscle memory to remember at which point you need to drop the club so that it will drop on the right location to lead towards the impact position.

Some golfers possess a one-plane swing, and for them, this transition to the downswing is fairly easy.

However, for the two plane swing golfers, they need to have a slightly above the plane club and then have to set it up for the downswing. There is particularly a term for it, club dropping in.

5. Downswing

This is the next step of the golf swing sequence, where the speed starts to pick up, and the club needs to be held on the proper path by the golfer.

Once the downswing starts, if you have an improper club positioning or an off-plane swing, it would be too late to correct them at this point of downswing.

Only a great downswing can be produced with the combination of proper setup, takeaway, and transition. There should be a feeling experienced by the player of throwing the club onto the target during the downswing.

As the body turns, again, the larger muscles of the body will come into action, and the club will be pulled surely into the impact position.

The weight must start to shift from the right side back towards the left side for the downswing.

 6. Impact

You are now heading towards our most important step of the golf swing sequence, impact. At this step, you need to extend your left arm while your head and body remain a little behind the golf ball. Also, here transfer of your weight occurs to ensure that your body is Shifting towards your left side.

Your hands should be positioned in such a way that they are a bit in front of the golf ball and your club head is square to the target. Also, when you get to the impact, your club shaft must be in the plane to give a better performance with maximum distance.

But, the impact position differs for every club in your bag. Several shots are performed and practiced in golf; even the Golf Swing looks different at impact. Overall the golf swing sequence must remain similar is the key point while hitting a shot.

Among the different types of impacts, there are three most important impact positions: hitting the ball on the upswing, the downswing, and hitting behind the Ball.

The Upswing- Driver

With this impact position, while hitting a driver, you should not contact the ground or take a divot. When the driver is in the impact position, it should move through the ball instead of hitting down on the shot.

The Downswing Impact – Fairway Shots, Irons, Wedges

This is the traditional impact position in which you will hit the golf ball first, and then you go for a slight divot after the Ball.

Such an impact position ensures that your golf club moves down and through the Ball, not just through the Ball.

Behind The Ball- The Sand Shots

For hitting the shot out of the bunker, you need first to take the sand, then go and hit the Ball. It is the correct way to let the Ball lift the sand and land softly on the green.

Follow Through

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Now talking about the last but not the least step of the golf swing sequence, the follow-through. It’s quite often that the player tends to forget about the importance of this step.

It’s not just common in golf, but follow-through can be seen in other sports like basketball, baseball, tennis, and even hockey. It means that the game will not end after contact with the Ball, and fortunately, it goes the same for golf.

For a proper follow-through, you need to complete your shoulder turn as well as your hip turn. Following this, your club is going to follow the ball down the target line.

Now, you have to turn, and your swing will follow your lead round and will end almost up by your left ear (for a right-handed golfer).

You must maintain a proper balance to make an exquisite follow-through, transferring almost all of your weight to your front foot. At the end of your swing, your position should be perfectly upright, straight, in balance, and facing your target

You can not be solely responsible for your follow-through as most of the work is controlled by your muscle memory and some through a proper golf downswing.

You must have seen that some players struggle with their follow-through, and this usually happens because they are all stuck upon the Ball and not on the complete golf swing sequence.


We sincerely hope that this guide will come in handy and will become helpful. With all this information about the proper swing sequence, you must have gotten a brief knowledge and an overview of what it needs and takes to play golf.

However, if you still want some more detailed information, you can drop your comments as all these steps can be further broken down into several parts for more tips and stills.

Mastering each of these steps is necessary to hit a draw, but eventually, you all need to practice and master them together to shoot a swing. With a correct swing path, technique and foundation combinedly, you will notice the consistency and performance in your game.

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