Golf is a relaxing and fun sport, and a great social activity. However, not all of us are born with a talent for golf. Balance is the key to a good golf game. If you only focus on your stroke, and forget about your form, you’ll never play a great game. Take some time to focus on how you’re standing, to practice balancing on one foot even, and to get a feel for what proper form feels like. Your game will thank you.
Tips to improve:
- A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to try to avoid wearing glasses when playing. This is important because your prescription or sunglasses may actually effect your depth perception and cause you to perform sub-par. Of course, if prescription glasses are needed you would most likely need to have contact lenses as a backup option.
- A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to be sure that you never walk in the path of someone else’s ball while on the green. This is important because it not only is considered rude, but it also may change the path that the ball takes on its way to the hole.
- Do not neglect the basic fundamentals of club grip when you experiment with changing your swing. Your thumbs should always point down when you grip your club, and your hands should touch each other. There are plenty of minute changes you can make to your grip, but do not abandon the core requirements of a good grip.
- Good golfers never forget that the perfect golf swing is a full-body motion. The hips and legs need to work in concert with the arms to maximize power and maintain accuracy. At the same time that the arms bring the club down, the hips should be swiveling, and once the shot is made the legs should pivot for full follow-through.
How to play:
- Be sure that you keep all your focus on the shot you’re going to take next. Don’t allow the success or failure of previous shots or looming hazards distract you from the perfect shot in front of you. If you dwell on mistakes, it will hut your swing, just put them behind you.
- Setting ambitious scoring goals can improve your golf performance. When you aim to shave an extra point or two off your score or dedicate yourself to improving your performance on a particular hole, you are setting challenges for yourself that you will strive to achieve subconsciously. You may not reach every lofty goal, but in reaching for them you will see better overall performance.
- Make sure that you are connecting with the bottom part of the golf ball. If you swing too high, you will deny your shots any loft and end up “topping” the ball. To fix this, you can place some sort of coin beneath the golf ball and practice connecting with it. Overall, be sure to swing for the bottom of the ball.
- Put your entire body into your swing to get a powerful shot. Instead of thinking that you need to power through the swing using the muscles of your arms, allow your momentum from your lower core to whip the club through the ball.
- To get better at your golfing game, you should care less. When winning and losing do not matter to you, your mind and body will be far more relaxed. This means that you will play a lot better and have lower scores. When your ball lands in a bunker, smile and laugh about it. You’ll get out in a single relaxed stroke most often, while someone frustrated, will be in there a while.
It is important to buy a good, sturdy golf club, but do not spend too much money. Companies tend to overcharge on their golf clubs because of their brand. There are many reliable clubs that are available for a fraction of the cost. If you are unsure of which one to get, check out online reviews. As mentioned above, many people do not have a natural talent at the game of golf. All is not lost, however, and these skills can be learned. With the advice from this article, you should be better prepared to go out and improve your golf game. Most importantly, you’ll have fun doing it!