Filed Under: Golf Tips
It matters not, whether you are an established golfer or a novice, who thinks birdies and eagles are strictly for birdwatchers. Golf is an exciting game that holds challenges for players of any skill level. Before beginning your next game of golf, look at this advice for improving your skills.
Become familiar with each new course before taking your first shot. Knowing every nook and cranny of a course can vastly improve your score.
To ensure your posture is correct, wiggle your toes. You may be leaning too far from the ball if your feet are able to move freely and without difficulty. You should be able to lean toward the ball, with your feet able to move just a small amount. If your feet move too much, you are not doing it correctly.
Keep your tee height consistent to make sure your drives are dependable. Teeing too low can lead to grounders, while teeing too high can cause you to pop the ball up and lose valuable distance. The key is to experiment during practice rounds so you find the most appropriate tee height for your shots.
If you take the time to practice, you can keep yourself from making common errors like slicing. The problem is the clubface hits the ball incorrectly and makes it curve to the right. Your hips, knees and shoulders should all be parallel with the line of target. On the downswing, swing with your hands and arms, rather than putting your body and shoulders into it.
Line the ball up with the heel of your forward foot when driving. But for other swings, the ball should be at a median point between your right and left foot. There is one exception to this. Your ball can be angled relative to your feet if you are hitting off a grade rather than a flat surface.
Always keep good posture. If you feel you are standing incorrectly then try this simple technique: see if you can wiggle your toes up then down without having to move your feet. You should be able to tap your toes with a little bit of effort. If you are leaning above the ball too far, it will be very difficult; however, if it is too easy, you are leaning back too far.
A simple way to spot possible problems with your golf stance is to use the toe-wiggle procedure. If a golfer leans too far over the ball, wiggling their toes will be very difficult. In order to gain a good posture, golfers can use their feet to judge and lean back.
Maximize your ability to strike the ball forcefully by learning not to draw your club back too far on your backswing. Pulling the club back does put power into the hit, but overdoing it can ruin your posture, you may even miss the ball entirely and possibly even injure yourself.
Before you pay for a previously-owned club, check out the head. Clubs that have been used too much in the past, oftentimes have a shiny, worn spot. These clubs will not be able to hold the ball like they should.
Make sure you give yourself some real practice at different ranges so you can gauge your swing if you find yourself having any type of difficulty in balancing your weight with your swing. Lifting your forward foot slightly during your back-swing and stepping back down during the shot can give you a feel for how body weight can be shifted forward though your swing.
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.