Play Like A Pro With These Golf Tips
Golf is supposed to be a relaxing game. So why are your experiences at the golf course or the driving range so frustrating? If you’re not able to relax and enjoy yourself as you play golf, you may need to change the way you play your game. Here are some tips that may help.
Improve your short game by visiting some three-par golf courses in your area. Many golfers are too focused on taking that long perfect drive off the tee and neglect to put enough effort into improving their short game. Three-par golf courses can be even more challenging than regular golf courses. If you don’t make it onto the putting green with your drive, then you either have to chip the ball in for a birdie or make your putt on the first attempt in order to make par. Improving your short game can drastically reduce your handicap.
Make sure that you are connecting with the bottom part of the golf ball. If you swing too high, you will deny your shots any loft and end up “topping” the ball. To fix this, you can place some sort of coin beneath the golf ball and practice connecting with it. Overall, be sure to swing for the bottom of the ball.
Keep your balls and clubs clean! Any dirt on either can greatly impact the way the club head meets the ball and mess up you accuracy and distance. Carry a towel with you in your golf bag and wipe the club face off before you put the club back in the bag.
If you are hitting the ball fat (too far behind the ball) or thin (too high on the ball) your problem is probably swaying during the shot. Try focusing on keeping your weight on the inside of your right foot during your swing. This will help keep you stationary during your swing and the club will come down where you addressed the ball.
If you are on a tight budget, check outlet stores and other discount type stores for golf shoes. You may get lucky! After all, you only need one pair, and if you find just the right pair in your size and at a great price, that’s a deal you can’t beat with a stick, or a golf club!
Be sure to wear a hat when you are golfing in the winter time. In addition, you should get some special golf gloves for winter and some thermal mittens for golf. You can’t really play in these, but they will keep your hands warm between holes as you walk the course.
An important golf tip to remember is that you should only be concerned with playing one hole at a time. Especially if you’re playing in a competition setting, wondering about that sand trap on the 12th while you’re teeing off on the 10th is always going to be in your mind for the next two holes.
When you finish a game of golf, you should feel refreshed, not stressed or irritated. The advice in this article will help make golf feel like the relaxing sport it should be. The next time you head out to play, use our tips, take a deep breath, and be sure to enjoy yourself.