It does not matter if you are an amateur that confuses birdies for pigeons or an expert, long-time golfer. Regardless of your current skill level, golf is a challenging and exciting game. Before hitting the links, check out the following tips for a little insight to give your game an edge.
You can get a lot of help you in your golf game from your body. Use your entire body to generate the power for your game, not just your arms and legs. Your body should be fully involved in moving the club. By using your whole body, you have a better chance to get more distance and better accuracy.
Don’t take golf too seriously. Try to remember that it’s just a game. Mistakes will happen and you need to have the ability to laugh about them or about yourself, and this will lead to you relaxing, which will help you overcome the mistakes.
Always stay focused on the next shot. Whether you have been hitting well or poorly so far doesn’t matter – you’re only as good as your next shot. Feeling frustrated about any of your errors will only let them manifest themselves again in your swing. Leave them behind and keep moving down the fairway.
When getting ready to putt, look down and make sure your left hand is set a little forward of the ball before you strike it. When you are swinging the club do your best to hold this position. When you do this, you maintain a solid grip on your club while at the same time preventing the ball from unexpectedly jumping off the club face as it makes contact.
When faced with a really long putt shot, concentrate on the speed you use to hit the ball. Don’t shoot for the hole; shoot for a target just short of the hole. This will give you a better chance of having your next putt be a short one by making sure that your current putt isn’t too short or too long.
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. However, failing to grip the club tightly enough will cause the ball to veer to the left. Analyze what direction your shots are traveling in, and then make alterations to your grip accordingly.
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.