If you are looking to improve your golf game, there are surprisingly simple things that you can quickly implement so as to enhance your enjoyment of the game. The following are some practical pointers to keep in mind when making an effort to take your game up a notch.
To help you decide on which golf clubs to purchase, you should consult with a golf pro. Take their advice, and always research the newest innovations and try a wide variety of golf clubs before deciding which ones to purchase.
Shoot for a better score than is absolutely necessary. Try to do one or two better than par for the course. The extra challenge will spur on your brain and your body to do better. Of course, you can’t take it too personally if you are not able to meet this goal, so don’t go overboard.
Be sure that you have a light grip on the golf club rather than a tight grip. By holding the club too tight, your shot is going to be a weak one that slices. A lighter grip helps with your wrist hinge, which is a key to having a powerful swing.
Fix your backswing. As you pull the club back, turn your left shoulder away from the target. In order to make a full-shoulder turn, slide your left knee back to the center of your stance and bring your left heel off the ground. The majority of weight should now be on your back foot, and your head should be over the ball. This position will enable you to hit the ball as powerfully as possible.
Before you swing the golf club ““ take time to line up! Aligning yourself for your shot is easy enough to do when you focus on a high and low object to set your line. Focus on something in the distance, not the flag, that is in the direction you need to swing based off wind and other factors. Following that line back to you, find something on the ground in front of you to focus on for the low. Doing this takes your focus off the flag since it is not usually the target you are aiming for directly.
When you are putting, be sure to place the ball between your leading foot and the middle of your posture. By putting the ball here, you have a better chance of having the club face square at impact, thus getting the ball to go exactly where you want it to.
Despite what many pros may say, you should strive to maintain the same golf ball position for every one of your shots. This helps solidify your stance, and helps it be consistent. When you need a bit more loft from your clubs, lead with your trailing foot while maintaining your ball’s position. This will give you the ability to use the right club for each shot.
Golfing with friends can be fun, and it’s especially nice when you when win from time to time. If you make a note of these pointers, and apply them with attention to detail, you may surprise yourself – and your friends – with the results!