It doesn’t matter if you are an expert at golf, or just a beginner who thinks that eagles and birdies are things that birdwatchers do. The fact is that golf is a game that requires practice and technical skill, which keeps players of all levels interested. Keep reading for a variety of helpful insight and inspiration to improve your appreciation of golf.
Your entire body can benefit you in a game of golf. Don’t just rely on your arms for power, use the formidable power of your entire body. Learn how to take advantage of all of your body’s strength as you swing. This not only increases the distance that you can hit the ball, but also makes it so you don’t have to waste energy swinging your arms.
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.
Stand so that your left hand is in front of the ball when preparing to putt. Swing your club while retaining this position during your stroke. This will allow you to firmly grasp the club during the stroke and keep the ball from skipping off the club’s face at contact.
If it’s possible for you to do, play with better players than yourself and be mindful of their techniques. You will definitely benefit from watching a better player. You don’t have to be in the presence of a pro. Anyone who is better than you can help. Not only should playing along with a better golfer help encourage you to put forth more effort, you can also glean ideas relative to strategy, composure, and swing technique.
Closely examine the head of any used club you consider buying. Golf clubs with a large amount of wear from heavy use will show a shiny spot where the ball has come in contact with the club. When this happens the club head doesn’t hold the ball the way it should be doing.
Many people find that using the same exact ball position is appropriate no matter what shot is taken. Keeping the same ball stance will keep your shots consistent, and your stance will become second nature. When you need more height, bring your back foot toward the front and increase the height but keep the ball in position. This helps you with proper club selection, regardless of where you find yourself on the fairway.
As you swing, quickly swing your hips so you transfer the weight from your back foot to your front foot. This will help to improve your swing’s power and increase the distance that the ball travels.
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.