With putters and irons and woods and specially-crafted balls for distance, trying to learn to play golf can make your head spin. It’s hard enough just to figure out which equipment you need in order to hit the ball, much less learning to hit the ball into the hole. Read this article for some great golfing tips.
Do not neglect the basic fundamentals of club grip when you experiment with changing your swing. Your thumbs should always point down when you grip your club, and your hands should touch each other. There are plenty of minute changes you can make to your grip, but do not abandon the core requirements of a good grip.
A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to make sure that you protect the heads of your golf clubs with covers. This is important so that they are not damaged by contact with other clubs and anything else that may come into contact with them. This also helps to cut down on the amount of noise caused when moving your carrying case around.
To avoid a slice, try to swing at the ball from the inside-out. This will keep the ball from moving outside and away in a drifting arc, outside the path of most fairways. Slices also take away from your drive distance and accuracy, and should be avoided. One tactic for avoiding the slice is to keep your left arm straight until impact.
Be careful of an overly aggressive or choppy golf swing- even the most powerful swing should be smooth and fluid. The key point here is the top of the swing between ending the back swing and beginning the forward swing. Don’t jerk the club from one to the other- accelerate gradually for a good, controlled swing.
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.
In sand traps, you cannot put the head of the club down in the sand before you hit the ball. Is it really dug in? Well then you probably want to have the ball closer to your back foot in your stance, this will help you to get under the ball.
Remember, putting is just like golfing. The club is a pendulum. An extension of your body that moves freely, like the pendulum of a grandfather clock. This is especially true with putting. Almost no force needs to be exerted in a putt. Simply lift the club to the desired distance on the pendulum swing and that let your arm muscles go. You’ll be surprised how far the ball goes.
Be sure that you have a light grip on the golf club rather than a tight grip. By holding the club too tight, your shot is going to be a weak one that slices. A lighter grip helps with your wrist hinge, which is a key to having a powerful swing.
Golf isn’t an exceedingly difficult game to understand by any stretch, but it is a game that requires a lot of practice and constant attention paid to detail. So before you go back out there and anger the alligators with your water bombs, take a few minutes to implement the tips you’ve learned above.