To become a strong golfer, you must practice, and develop a good technique. Teach yourself how to swing the club the right way. There’s more to golf than swinging, of course–you need to learn techniques for dealing with long putts, understand the difference between different clubs and practice avoiding sand traps, among other things. The more you learn, the better you’ll play. Here is some advice to make a better golfer of you.
Prior to purchasing a new set of golf clubs, take the time to consult with a knowledgeable club technician. They can help you find the club that best suits you and will know about the newest available clubs.
Put your entire body into your swing to give it force. Novice golfers think the power comes from the arms, but only using the arms can make weak and awkward swings. Moving your whole body will transfer the strength and motion from your legs and torso through to your ball.
A simple toe-wiggling exercise can reveal potential faults in a golfing stance. Try to take a swing, if you are having difficulty wiggling your toes while doing so, then you are leaning in too far in favor of the ball. Proper posture is incredibly important when swinging. To find the right posture, try gently leaning back until your feet feel comfortable and aligned.
Each golf club comes with a place that is considered the “sweet spot”. This is a point on the club where a strike will have a perfectly accurate swing. Pracitce using your clubs until you become familiar with the “sweet spot” of each one. Remember, you should strike the ball with this “sweet spot” at the very end of a downward swing.
Keep focused on the next shot, forget those before it. Don’t carry with you the mental weight of your last shot, regardless of its success or failure; nor should you get distracted by the water hazard you are approaching. 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 you are driving, the back of the front foot should align with the ball. For other swings, position yourself so that the golf ball is evenly between your feet. The only exception to this is when your ball lies on a slope.
In order to improve your golf skills, make sure you are standing in a proper position. The distance the golf ball travels is dictated by your stance. If you slouch too much or too little, that ball will not travel that far.
After reading this article, you should be more prepared, and excited to get out to the driving range. Include the tips in your current golf strategy, and your golf game should improve significantly! At the end of the day it is about enjoying the game, rather than winning.