Golf can be a fun and exciting sport, although it may be quite difficult for some. The key to golfing is focusing on your technique and staying relaxed. This article will show you several tips and tricks on how to move your golf game up a notch and keep the game fun and interesting for you.
A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to make sure that you properly protect your skin while on the course. This is important because often times you will be out there for multiple hours without any shade. Getting a sun burn can do anything from cause minor discomfort, to ruining a vacation, to even more serious issues such as skin cancer.
When you are golfing, consider ditching the golf cart and walking. Golfers who walk significantly increase their physical exertion and, therefore, the health benefits they enjoy from golfing. Walking will also help to keep you loose and your muscles warm.
A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to be sure to remove the flag pole from the hole whenever putting. This is important because having the pole in the hole may actually prevent the ball from going in when putting. It is intended only for guidance when hitting from far off.
To inspect your foot placement when preparing for a golf swing, let your club fall naturally to touch your toes. The alignment of the club when it drops will show you where the ball is going to go if your swing has good form. Keep both feet in line with the ball, to make your feet work towards accurate hitting.
To hit a sand shot you should try to take a shallow cut of sand about ten inches long rather than creating an explosion of sand right at the ball. This method of sand shot will give you the best chance of getting your ball out of shallow to mid-range bunkers.
If you are hitting the ball fat (too far behind the ball) or thin (too high on the ball) your problem is probably swaying during the shot. Try focusing on keeping your weight on the inside of your right foot during your swing. This will help keep you stationary during your swing and the club will come down where you addressed the ball.
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.
Lastly, you should always remember to focus while you are playing. As mentioned in the beginning of this article, golf requires focus and concentration on your technique. Staying relaxed is another key component that will make the game easier for you. By following the tips listed in this article, you can improve your golf game and compete at the next level.