Effective Strategies to Help Improve Your Golf Game Golf has a storied history spanning 600 years. While the spirit of the game remains very much the same as it was centuries ago, golf has evolved quite a lot throughout the years. Read on to learn some tips to help you better your game, and beat your partners! It's always best to walk the golf course, instead of using a golf cart to get around. Golfers who walk significantly increase their physical exertion and, therefore, the health benefits they enjoy from golfing. The constant movement of walking while golfing will keep your muscles warm. Golf clubs have a point known as the "sweet spot." If the ball is hit at this point, it will fly true. Practice your shots repeatedly to find the sweet spot on each club, remembering to make contact at the absolute bottom of your swing. For beginner golfers, learning to grip the club properly is key. The most common problem when trying to hit the ball far is they tend to have a hard grip on the club. However, it's best to use a firm, yet gentle grip. Hold the club like you would hurt a hamster, strong enough to hold it, light enough that you won't crush it. The true power for a swing comes from using the entire body, including leg and trunk muscles. Draw your power from your leg muscles pushing the ground away, and swing yourself like a whip when you swing. There is a particular spot on a club that, when it hits the ball with a well-aimed swing, produces the most accurate shot. Golfers call this the "sweet spot". When you hit the ball at the lowest point of your swing, you can gain greater distance. To do this, discover the sweet spot on each of your irons; by taking this approach, you get the most from your clubs. There is a "sweet spot" on every golf club, which is where you always want to hit the ball to get the best accuracy. Practice with clubs to find their sweet spot, and remember to have those spots contact with your ball on your downswing.
Stand in the proper position in order to make your golf game better. Your position plays a large role in the distance that your shot will achieve. Slouching or hovering will result in your ball, having less projection than it would with a confident, expert pose? If at all possible, golf with strong players and pay attention to their technique. There are plenty of ways that you can benefit from a talented golfer. You don't even have to play with the person you're shadowing to learn from him. Sometimes, just spending time with him helps your game. Simply observing their play style will allow you to gain new ideas and skill. Refrain from using a unnatural stance. Practice standing with the ball, without holding a club at all. Stand in position with flexed knees, bend a little at your waist and then let your arms naturally drop forward of you. Hold your hands together as you maintain this stance. That's the natural golf stance in a nutshell. If you feel uncomfortable, then you are trying too hard and you need to relax. 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.
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Published on Jan 17, 2014
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