Are the best golf strategies escaping you?
Do you not know just how to get your handle on the golf green? Take the tips of this article to guide you into a better golf game that’s not only more fun while you play, but isn’t just an activity that you are dreading with the guys.
Setting ambitious scoring goals can improve your golf performance.
When you aim to shave an extra point or two off your score or dedicate yourself to improving your performance on a particular hole, you are setting challenges for yourself that you will strive to achieve subconsciously. You may not reach every lofty goal, but in reaching for them you will see better overall performance.
Most golfers are looking to add yards to their drive, but you should start out by looking for accuracy. Working on accuracy before distance is a lot better than working on distance and then accuracy. You can always put more body into your shot, but tweaking your swing for accuracy is difficult.
A great golf tip pertaining to the swing is to always limit how high you raise your arms during your follow-through motion. By keeping your hands low, you can keep the ball’s trajectory low as well. Though you can achieve similar effects by using a different club or by bringing the ball further back in the striking stance, this method results in greater overall predictability.
This is useful in windy conditions. Before swinging, move the ball back a little from its usual place in the middle of your stance. Moving the ball back will cause it to be struck at an earlier point in the arc of your swing. This means that the head of the club gives the ball much less upward lift than normal.
When you choose golf shoes, pay attention to detail. For example, have a good look at the laces and the holes they go through. Are they little skinny laces with very small holes to lace through? If so, you may have trouble with them coming untied when you walk, and you may not be able to replace them with something more substantial because of the small lace holes. Be sure to choose golf shoes with laces that will tie well, stay tied, and have holes that will accommodate sturdy, thick laces.
Ensure a solid and consistent grip on your club by always checking to see that your hands are overlapping, so that when waggling your club, the hands work together as an unit, and that your thumbs are aligned with the club head. By following these tips, you will be able to maximize both your distance and accuracy, throughout all of your golf shots.
The tips in this article are not a quick fix. Putting them to use will require a lot of dedication and practice, but if you put in the time and effort, you will be rewarded with better swings, lower scores, and most importantly, the sense of accomplishment you get from mastery of any difficult endeavor.