Are the person who thinks that birdies an eagles are just a fun thing to watch as they fly by, or an experienced golfer? The fact is that golf is a game that requires practice and technical skill, which keeps players of all levels interested. Before you play another round, read on for some easy ways to improve your skill and your score.
Don’t take your golf game too seriously! Things are bound to go wrong from time to time, so you need to learn to laugh at your mistakes. This will help you recover more quickly and relax so you can get on with your game.
Examine your club to find its center or “sweet spot.” No matter what brand of golf club you own, it should have this spot; when you strike the ball using the direct center of the club head, you can gain incredible drive length and precision. Get familiar with each club’s sweet spot. When you practice, experiment with each of your clubs to find this spot. Hit the ball with the sweet spot as you swing your club down.
Be sure that all of your attention is dedicated towards your next shot. Don’t be distracted by your last bad shot or a water hazard on the next hole. Dwelling on past errors will just cause you to make more errors, so just focus on the present.
As you putt, you should strive to keep your left hand in front of the ball. Hold this position as you swing the club, maintaining it throughout your stroke. Using this stance helps you keep the club steady while swinging and prevents the ball from popping up when you hit it.
Maintain a neutral grip with your hands on the golf club. If you grip the handle of your club too tightly, your shot will veer off towards the right. If you do not hold your club tight enough, the ball will veer to the left. Correct your grip by using the direction of the shots.
Before you buy a golf club, you may want to think about getting custom-fitted for it. Golf clubs are not “one size fits all” and should be chosen with extreme care based off of style, physical aspects, and playing method. Getting a fitted golf club can aid your swing.
Before you purchase a pre-owned club, you should first carefully inspect the club head. If the club has a worn, shiny spot near its center, it has been overused by its previous owner. This isn’t going to help your game because the club will slap your ball, rather than hit it.
Stay between 3 and 5 feet behind the ball, looking at where you want to hit it to. Take the wind, other weather conditions and your environment into consideration. You can improve your direction and alignment by taking this brief period of time to analyze and visualize your shot. Once you are in position to take a shot at the ball, you will be more precise in your directing of the ball.
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.