With putters and irons and woods and specially-crafted balls for distance, trying to learn to play golf can make your head spin. It’s hard enough just to figure out which equipment you need in order to hit the ball, much less learning to hit the ball into the hole. Read this article for some great golfing tips.
Try taking swings from the opposite side to improve your game. If you are a lefty address the ball from the opposite side for a while. You should have a better swing when you return to your usual stance.
Keep your grip at an even pressure. Grip too hard and your ball will have a tendency to fly right. Grip too loosely and you will send it left. Maintain an even pressure in your grip that allows for comfort and control. Keep this in mind if you find your shots going off course and adjust accordingly.
Adjusting the choke applied to the club – how high or low the shaft is gripped – is the throttle good golfers use to moderate their shots’ distance. Choking down on the club reduces power for shorter, more controlled shots. Choking up releases the full power of the golfer’s swing for maximum distance.
As with so many skills, your golf performance is enhanced by a cheerful, positive outlook. Stay happy, enjoy yourself and resist the temptation to dwell on any errors you may make. You should laugh off your bad shots rather than fume over them. Remembering to enjoy your golf game can often lead to improved overall performance.
Don’t starve on the course, bring a small snack or high protein bar with you. When played properly, golf can be both mentally and physically challenging. You can get some extra protein from the snacks and you will be sharper and less tired throughout your golf game.
Allow your mind to lead you in your play. If you are in need of a birdie on the next hole then plan to get an eagle. By setting your mind to this challenge you can improve your swing as your mind is attempting to see the increased goal and expectation. Allow these synaptic responses to work to your advantage.
Fix your backswing. In order to start the downswing step down on your left heel, and allow your left hip to move towards the target. When your lower body moves, your hands should move down with your right elbow kept close to your right hip for the maximum time possible.
Focus on the target. When you release the club, straighten out your arms as you hit the golf ball. Once you have done this, allow momentum of the swing to to continue until your hands are up quite high. While watching the ball in the air, hold the follow-through. When practicing, try not to force this motion, rather use your momentum to help your swing.
Golf isn’t an exceedingly difficult game to understand by any stretch, but it is a game that requires a lot of practice and constant attention paid to detail. So before you go back out there and anger the alligators with your water bombs, take a few minutes to implement the tips you’ve learned above.