The Anatomy of a Golf Shot: Golf Club Distances and Golf Swing Basics [Infographic]

Your golf shot is like your signature: uniquely your own, yet slightly different each time you pick up a pen or club. Both are affected by elements you control, such as your grip and muscle motion, as well as external factors like the golf club, golf ball, pen and paper.

Swinging a golf club is a complicated action, with dozens of moving parts and variables working together to hit a tiny ball really far. To simplify things, we illustrated a few important elements that affect your shot. So whether you’re a beginner looking for a guide, or a seasoned golfer who’d like to tweak your drive, this infographic is a good place to start.

Golf club distances and golf swing basics infographic

The information in this graphic can be used to improve your game, or as a handy golf club distance chart that will help you learn when to use each type of golf club. If you’d like to share this graphic on your blog on website, use the embed code below.

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