Practice does not make perfect,
but it will make you better. If you practice the things that’s correct for you the individual. You can find what
that is a lot easier with your coach or instructor then by yourself. Remember to always have a purpose when you
practice and never practice longer then you can keep your mind on what you are doing. The player should have their
clubs fitted by a professional club person if possible, never try to be your own swing doctor, which usually
creates more problems than it solves. Let your professional instructor or coach get you on the right track.
And take time to learn the basic rules of golf.
G A AP = Golf
A way to playing golf better
G= grip A= aim A= alignment P = posture
Method = A means
or manner of procedure
= A group of interrelated elements creating a motion
Procedure –A way of performing
the motion of the golf swing.
There is the belief that golf instructions should be based on a method or system of teaching. This approach
requires for the student to accept that this is the only way to learn the golf swing. It is my opinion that the procedure of
developing the golf swing motion is the same for every one with each individual useing their own learning style to
apply the information to themselfs. A group lesson of six students being shown how to hold the golf club, the
insstructor must still work with each person in the group in order to make sure the information is understood and applied
correctly. Learning new procedures requires the focus and attention of both the student and instructor.
A A P = Golf is a learning procedure based on how we play the game that will help in developing yourgolf skill. Every
shoot in golf is approached from these fundamental procedures, You take you grip, you aim the club face, you assume the correct
posture for the shot you are attempting and you align your body accordingly. GAAP = golf. You may not get on tour but
you will enjoy playing golf a lot more.
G= Grip, the means by which we hold on to the golf club. The joining of the hands depends on how the golfer feels. They
can joined useing one of three positions, The Vardon, the enter lock, or the five finger procedure. Which ever one you
choose make sure you are placing your hands on the club correctly.
A = Aim,
placeing the club face correctly on the target line, useng the leading edge and the scoring lines on he face of
the club, placed directly behind the ball. In rder to play good golf th swing motion must deliver the clubface square
to the ball along the target line.
P= Posture, the correct poster depends on the golf shot
the player is attempting to make. The basic fundamentals for this procedure is the same for each player. The
player determins for themselfs how best to do this. Remember good posture leads to good balance which is needed
to produce a efficent golf swing.
A= Alignment, The sitting of body (knees,hips,
and shoulders) alligned parelle with players target line To get this accomplished visualize the ball and player
standing a set of railroad tracks. With the ball being on the track furthers away from the player, the player standing on
the track closest to him/her with their feet ,knees, hips and shoulders square to the target line. Advance players may
assume a slightly open or closed stance depending on the ball flight they want to produce.
This is the basic fundamentals that all golfers must develop in order
to create a consistent golf swing. One that will deliver the club head square to the ball and the ball to the target.
All golf shots are made using the GAAP Golf procedure. For additional information on what you have read please contact
us at Par4golfcc@siscom.net
rewuirements thats often over looked is ball position, to determine ball position useing a 5 or 6 iron, assume your address
position, remove your lower hand from the club and pass it between the butt end and your thigh. If your hand glides by easily
then you have created the correct distance from the ball at address.Take a couple of swings letting the club head strike
the ground to learn where to play the ball in relation to your left foot. Play all shoots off the ground so that your club
will strike the ball befor it strikes the ground.