When you look at the professional golfers you will notice that each of them has a distinct technique with their golf swing. They all have unique swings and each of them is able to at some point or another win a major event or tournament. This means that the golf swing is not about a certain way of swinging, but more about individual technique. So what is the proper way to swing a golf club if you are not a professional?
Well, this question is not easy, because there are many things that will factor into your specific swing. Your height, the type of golf clubs, whether you are right or left handed and more all come into play. You might find that most people tell you to swing a golf club holding it with both hands clasped in a certain way over the shaft. This is the best piece of advice to follow, because if you look at the professionals, they all use pretty much the same way of holding the club to start with.
The stance is also important. You should square your hips and shoulders and use the club to measure the correct distance you should be from the ball. You should have your arms only slightly bent at the elbows. This will show you that you have the right distance. You can also make sure you swing the club properly by using hip action.
You do not have to copy a particular golfer, because your style will be unique to you, but you should always start off the same way. Be sure to keep your eye on the ball and always have a follow through motion. You should not stop yourself half way through a swing. Always let the motion flow until it ends naturally with your body twisting naturally as well. This will ensure that you strike the ball with optimum force and direction.
Now that you have the basics of how to swing a golf club properly you can easily go to the driving range and practice. The more you practice the better you will get, and the more natural the motion will feel.
If you are having trouble with your swing, you can always get someone to help you and check your posture, stance, and swing. There might be something you are doing that you do not even realize. A friend can help you to figure out what this is easily, or you can always practice in front of a mirror.