Even the President of the United States needs his downtime. When he’s not relaxing in the Hamptons or pulling a bus tour across the nation, his destination of choice is the golf course. In fact, it’s been the preferred game of almost every President. Now, you might not be President yet, but you can still use these tips to improve your game.
Consistency is the name of the game, as you should always want to play with the same color tee and ball. Make sure that you use a white ball and white tee every time you step on the course. Colored balls or tees will only serve to hurt your game.
One of the main things you should do as a beginning golfer is practice. The only way you will be able to be fluent in the language of golf is for every move, action and reaction to become second nature. When you can play without thinking about it, you are getting somewhere.
Keep comfort and fit in mind when purchasing your golf equipment. Don’t just buy whatever your favorite pro golfer uses. For one thing, that golfer is getting paid big money to use those clubs. For another thing, that golfer is not you! You should try out lots of different clubs and equipment until you find the exact combination that suits your unique needs and style.
When starting out, the best instructions to learn are to just do what feels comfortable. Concentrate on hitting the ball, do not worry so much where it goes, just consistently hit the ball. Once you can consistently hit the ball with nearly every swing, then go to a PGA certified instructor or to a friend who is a fairly good golf player.
Remember to hit in a downward manner on the golf ball to get it to fly up into the air. New golfers seem to think they need to assist the ball off by hitting it up, but that just isn’t true. The best golfers go with the philosophy that you should pretend you are trying to pound the ball into the turf.
One thing that holds women back as golfers, is the fact that they are multi-taskers by nature and by demand. Because women are so used to having to think of a million things at once, it is very difficult for them to attain the singleness of purpose needed for successful golf. Taking up yoga and meditation may help a woman attain a state of quiet mind that will improve her golf game.
Heel shots are easy to cure with some practice. The problem is that not the face of the club, but the heel of it makes contact with the ball. One of the causes of this error is the player’s posture. Make sure you balance your weight properly (put more weight on your heels) and don’t stand too close to the ball.
You really don’t have to be President or rich or in any position of privilege to be a golfer. The wealthy and powerful enjoy the game simply because it’s an enjoyable game that anyone can play. Make sure that you’re using what you learned here to improve your game. Take a few strokes off and work on your swing!