It doesn't matter whether you've played golf for years or are completely new to the game. Regardless of your current skill level, golf is a challenging and exciting game. Read on for some tips to help you become a better golfer.
This will help you figure out the stance that works best for you. Your stance depends on your gender, size and height. The better your stance, the better your game.
Use your body, and channel energy to get a good swing. Beginners often mistakenly believe that the arms power the swing, but using the arms only leads to a low-power, unbalanced swing. The ideal approach is to craft a swing that utilizes all your muscles in one fluid motion.
If you wiggle your toes a little before you swing this can tell you about your posture. If you are able to move your feet without difficulty, you are probably not leaning in far enough. The proper position would be to lean into the golf ball, allowing your feet to move slightly, but not overly much.
Always stay focused on the next shot. Do not let the previous successful or unsuccesful shot, or the upcoming water hazard, take you away from the hit you are about to make. Forget about your mistakes; move on, and do better next time.
If you are seeking power from your swing, focus on building a strong core and solid legs. While progressing through with a swing, picture your body being a whip, then push your legs against the dirt below your feet, giving them power to assist in the swing.
Being mentally and physically prepared is vital to golf. Try to forget about other stresses you have and focus on your golf game.
Don't stand or hold your club in an unnatural position. If it feels uncomfortable, you probably won't be able to play well. One easy way to correct your stance is to practice your stance without a club. Start by flexing your knees, maintain a slight waist bend and then let your arms hang naturally out in front of your body. Clap your hands together and hold them. These elements make a natural golf position. Any discomfort you feel in this stance is the result of overcompensation.
Try to maintain the same ball position for each shot. This will aid you in ingraining your stance, and it will keep it consistent. If you need more loft, you can try bringing your back foot forward while keeping the same ball position. Doing so means you can choose the proper club for each set of circumstances.
Avoid discouragement by playing with partners who share your skill level. When you are new to golf, choose courses that are easy and play with others who are just beginning. It's senseless to smother your eagerness by tackling a difficult course or playing with partners who far exceed your skill level.
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.