Check out local country clubs to see an inviting atmosphere and “perfect” grass. If you have an interest in taking up golf for the allure of the sport, the following tips will help you along that path.
Walking, rather than renting a cart, is a really good idea when you golf. Doing so gives you magnitudes more exercise over the course of your game, and makes golf both fun, relaxation and exercise. Plus, you will stay warmed up and loose as you walk along, thus improving your golf game.
You’ll find that your whole body becomes completely engaged when playing golf. Using just your arms will not give you the same amount of power for your swing as using your whole body. Let your body be one with the club. This can help propel the ball further so that you don’t have to swing the arms too hard.
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. You also want to do your best to maintain this position and form while you swing your club. 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 preparing for a long putt, it is important to focus on the speed of your swing and the velocity of the ball itself. Instead of aiming for the hole, read the putt and aim for an intermediate target. By aiming for a target in between, you’ll put yourself in a good position to make a short putt to the hole. This is less risky than trying to make one putt into the hole from a far distance.
Don’t hold your club too tightly or too loosely. If your grip is too tight, you will likely steer your shots to the right. However, failing to grip the club tightly enough will cause the ball to veer to the left. In order to fix this, adjust the grip according to the direction of the shot.
Make sure to line up your feet properly. Few things will improve a golf swing as much as having the correct footwork. You want to line up your feet perpendicular to the direction you want the ball to travel. If you are unsure if you are doing this correctly, you can verify it by putting your club flush against your toes. The club’s end should be facing the direction your shot should travel.
For a great way to unwind and enjoy a sport that challenges the body and mind, visit your local golf course. As Hunter S.