It does not matter if you are an amateur that confuses birdies for pigeons or an expert, long-time golfer. You can face a lot of different challenges as well as opportunities in golf, at any skill level. Read the following ideas to learn more about how you can improve your golf game.
When you are golfing, your body plays an important role. Using just your arms will not give you the same amount of power for your swing as using your whole body. Use your whole body to execute every stage of your golf swing. This will send the ball further on long shorts, help you to control putts and get that ball into the hole in less tries!
One of the first things you need to learn about golf is proper club grip. Beginners often grip the club too hard, thinking that they will hit the ball further that way. Grip your club softly but firmly. Hold the club as if you are holding a bird.
Use the entire body for power when swinging the golf club. Amateur golfers think the strength comes from their arms, but using just your arms makes for an awkward, weak swing. Your whole body’s movements must be synchronized to produce a great swing of the club.
A common technique among professional golfers, though it sounds very whimsical, is the toe-wiggling exercise. If it is hard to move one’s toes as the swing begins, it means one is pressing forward too much. Proper posture for golfers can be obtained by leaning back until there is some play in the feet.
Each golf club in existence has it’s own “sweet spot.” When you hit your ball squarely with the sweet spot on the face of the club, your ball takes off with perfect accuracy. To locate the sweet spot on each club, take your clubs to the driving range for some practice, and remember, you need to hit the golf ball at the lowest point in your downswing.
Address the ball by having your left hand in front of it when you putt. Maintain proper posture and hand position throughout your swing. This technique will give you a smooth stroke instead of striking the ball too hard.
When faced with a really long putt shot, concentrate on the speed you use to hit the ball. Choose an intermediate target rather than the hole. Framing the shot in this way maximizes the chance of your next putt being short.
Now that you have taken the initiative to learn something new about the sport of golf, you can impress your golfing buddies (or that gorgeous pro shop attendant) with the information you’ve just picked up. Look for new ways to apply these skills to your current game, to make the game even more challenging and engaging.