Greatness in golf can be a very elusive thing. If you are looking to improve your game the following article is offering some expert advice and tips you can put to good use the next time you hit the fairway. Pay attention and take notes because few things are more gratifying than getting good, really good at golf!
A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to make sure that you follow your ball after you hit it. This is extremely important so that you do not waste time by looking for your ball. If you have trouble tracking your shots, you may ask somebody else in your party to assist you in locating your shots.
A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to to make sure that you watch out for other players after hitting your ball. It is customary to yell “fore” if it appears as though you may come close to making contact with an individual. Be sure to not yell this if no danger is present.
If you are going to be golfing for fun make sure to spend plenty of time at the driving range. As the old saying goes, practice makes perfect. a bucket of balls usually isn’t very expensive at about ten dollars, so nothing should stop you from going every so often to practice on a bucket at the range.
A helpful tip when it comes to golfing is to make sure that you surround yourself around people who enjoy golf if you want to better yourself. There is no better way to improve your game than to have the positive support of your peers. You will find that you practice more and are more interested with you can share your stories with other people.
“Topping” a golf ball is bringing the club in too high to connect properly with the ball. One primary cause of topping is improper posture. A golfer who tends to top the ball is likely leaning away from the ball. Leaning into the ball will improve hitting results.
Once you have taught yourself to consistently hit the ball, next is to get your swing down. Think of the club as the pendulum in a grandfather clock. Practice swinging your club from side so side as if it was the pendulum in a grandfather clock. Then, swing your club all the way around as if the pendulum was allowed to complete the circle. Did it feel tight when you lifted the club above your head? Then you are forcing it. The club should swing all the way around as if it were almost effortless, without being tight. Once it feels right, this is the circle of motion that you should work within when swinging your club.
Shoot for a better score than is absolutely necessary. Try to do one or two better than par for the course. The extra challenge will spur on your brain and your body to do better. Of course, you can’t take it too personally if you are not able to meet this goal, so don’t go overboard.
Remember, accuracy is so much more important than power, this is why some 80 year-olds can out drive 20 year-olds. Practice with hitting the ball consistently in almost the same spot on the club. This is easy to say or instruct but difficult to do. Simply apply some chap-stick or vaseline to the head of your club and swing. The ball will leave an imprint on the club showing you where the ball was struck. However, don’t use this during a game with friends as this could be considered cheating in a game because it also corrects slices.
Are you having trouble slicing the ball away from you? Did the ball leave you in the shape of a banana? This is easy to fix with a few simple steps. Close your club face. Twist the club in your hands until the top of the club points slightly down to the ground.
Before you take your shot, make sure that you align the rear of your forward facing foot with the ball. This is contrary to how you line up other shots, when the ball should be almost equally between your feet. The exception to this if you are playing your shot from a slope.
Dress comfortably when you go golfing. If you do not dress comfortably, you will be preoccupied with your dysfunctional attire and your body temperature rather than concentrating on accurately hitting the ball. Also, keep an umbrella in your golf bag to avoid the rain or simply go back to the clubhouse for the day, especially if there is a thunderstorm.
Hopefully this article has taught you a few things that will improve your techniques and performance in golf. Do not get frustrated too quickly, we all know that golf is much more difficult than it appears to be and progress can be slow but as with anything, good things come to those who wait!