Most country clubs feature perfectly mowed greens and clean, pristine golf courses. You’ll feel a pull to play because of how well the grounds are maintained. If you wish to learn more about golf and begin to participate in this beautiful sport, the following tips will be helpful.
A smart piece of golf advice is to pass on renting a cart, and instead walk the course. You will get more exercise, which in turn is great for your health! Your joints and muscles will also be looser and stay warm if you walk.
One of the first things you need to learn about golf is proper club grip. Many people mistakenly believe they should grip the club extra-tight to hit the ball further. A firm, yet soft, grip works better. Hold your club as if it were a bird.
Don’t take golf too seriously. Try to remember that it’s just a game. Mistakes do happen, and the ability to laugh at your mistakes helps relax you, and it will help you recover more easily from those mistakes.
Give every shot 100% of your attention. Whether you have been hitting well or poorly so far doesn’t matter – you’re only as good as your next shot. When you do make a mistake, just take note of what you did wrong. From there make the changes necessary to succeed; you don’t want to let them consume you.
As you putt, you should strive to keep your left hand in front of the ball. Swing your club while retaining this position during your stroke. This technique will give you a smooth stroke instead of striking the ball too hard.
Whenever you are staring down a long putt, make sure to focus first on the speed necessary to get close to the hole. Read your putt well while aiming for intermediate targets, rather than aiming straight for the hole. This will help you to moderate the speed and direction of your putt, preventing a painful overshot or too short of a shot.
It is best to grip your club with moderate intensity. If you grip the handle of your club too tightly, your shot will veer off towards the right. And if you hold it too loosely, the club will send the ball left. Correct your grip by using the direction of the shots.
Be sure that your feet are lined up correctly. This is perhaps the simplest and most effective way to improve your swing. Your feet should be perpendicular to the trajectory of the ball. A simple method for checking your foot alignments is to move the club back against your toes. The outer edge of club indicates the direction that you will hit the ball.
As you force each drive, the heel of your forward foot should be aligned with the ball. For other swings, your two feet should be about equidistant from the ball. Only have the ball off center when it lays on a slope.
Prior to any golf shot, always check for the proper stance. You have a better chance to get maximum distance if you maintain a consistent body position with your swing. If your slouch goes too far or even not far enough, then your ball isn’t going to get a lot of distance from your shot.
The links are a pretty relaxing place, aren’t they? Remember this, Hunter S.