It matters not, whether you are an established golfer or a novice, who thinks birdies and eagles are strictly for birdwatchers. Golf is a game that is always challenging you, regardless of current skill. Before you head out to the links, read these amazing golf tips and you might learn some things you didn't know before.
When just starting out, it's important to learn how to properly grip the club. One common mistake is thinking that gripping the club harder will cause the ball to be hit further. You should instead grip the club soft and firm. Some people suggest holding the club like you would a bird.
If you wiggle your toes a little before you swing this can tell you about your posture. If you have free movement of your feet without any problems, then you may be too far from the ball. You should lean into the ball so that your feet can move just a little bit, but not excessively.
Examine your club to find its center or "sweet spot." No matter what brand of golf club you own, it should have this spot; when you strike the ball using the direct center of the club head, you can gain incredible drive length and precision. You should practice with your clubs to identify the sweet spot of each, and remember to bring the spot into contact with the ball at the absolute extremity of your downward swing.
Be sure that you keep all your focus on the shot you're going to take next. Do not let water hazards or unsuccessful shots intimidate you when making your next shot. Dwelling on past mistakes will only beget more of them, so let them go and move on.
If you have to putt a ball across a large green, pay special attention to the speed of your putt. Rather than aiming right for the hole, aim for somewhere before the hole. This will give you the best chance of success for your putt.
Before purchasing a used club, check its head. If the club has a worn, shiny spot near its center, it has been overused by its previous owner. This isn't going to help your game because the club will slap your ball, rather than hit it.
For every shot you take, keep the exact same ball position. This will help ingrain your stance and keep it consistent. If you need more loft, you can try bringing your back foot forward while keeping the same ball position. This lets you always pick the right club.
Always take a stance approximately 3-5 feet behind the ball and look forward to the destination where you want it to land. Be sure to also consider other factors such as the wind. Taking just a few minutes thinking about the shot will help you properly align the ball. When the time comes to stand for the actual shot, you can get more effective targeting of where you would like it to land.
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.
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