It matters not, whether you are an established golfer or a novice, who thinks birdies and eagles are strictly for birdwatchers. Players of all skill level and experience find golf to simultaneously present them with opportunities and challenges. Before teeing up, look through this set of handpicked tricks and tips to get insight about this sport.
If you are a beginning golfer, learn how to grip the golf club properly. Many people mistakenly believe they should grip the club extra-tight to hit the ball further. The best grip is actually soft, yet firm. Imagine that you are cradling a wounded bird and use the same care to grip the club.
Before you swing, check your stance by wiggling your toes. The golfer is leaning too close into the ball if it’s hard to wiggle the toes. Proper posture is incredibly important when swinging. To find the right posture, try gently leaning back until your feet feel comfortable and aligned.
Wiggling your toes just before your stroke is a good indicator of your readiness for a good swing. If you can move your feet very easily, then you have not aligned your body properly enough to take your shot. You want to lean but not excessively; you want to do it just enough to get a good stroke going.
If you are right-handed, swing the putter with the left hand in front of the ball at the point of impact. Swing your club while retaining this position during your stroke. You will then be able to hold the position of your golf club and stop the ball from going off the front of the club.
If you’re faced with a long putt, you need to focus your concentration to speed when hitting the ball. Don’t aim directly for the hole. Instead, carefully read your putt, then aim directly at a target between you and the hole. This will give you the best chance of success for your putt.
If possible, watch and golf with stronger players to observe their technique. Even though you will feel the sting of losing, the game will be a learning experience for you. Paying a pro for lessons is not the only way to improve your game. Focus on how they play, it can give you some new ideas. Also, just being around them may help you to have a better game.
Knowing how to mark your scores is essential in the game of golf. Because golf scores are often used as a way of judging a player’s skill level, it’s important to understand them. Scores are calculated by recording the number of strokes it takes to get the golf ball in the hole. The less strokes, the better!
Use a light, neutral grasp on all of your golf clubs. If you hold your golf club too tight, your shots will have a tendency to veer off to the right. If you hold too loose, the ball will likely go to the left. Use what directions your shots go to find the appropriate middle ground in your grip.
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.