You don’t have to play golf competitively to fully enjoy it. No, not at all! You can play it as a relaxing recreational sport too. If you do not have a clue about how to start playing this sport, then try taking a gander at the tips below. They can give you some helpful advice.
Golf is a matter of patience and focus. You really need to take your time in understanding where you are on the course, choosing your club and setting up your shot. Trying to rush through things will only result in a sloppy shot and higher scores. Keep yourself focused and block out others around you.
It is helpful to know that some days your game will be great, and other days it will be terrible. This is inevitable, and if you let yourself be bothered by a bad golf day, then you might not be motivated to practice and continue playing the sport.
A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to make sure that your ball is not damaged in any way before using it. This is important not only to your playing but also so that you do not cause harm to any of the other golfers on the course. Check for cracks and hairline fractures as well as chunks that might be taken out.
On any golf course you play repeatedly, there are likely holes you deal with better than others. Resist the temptation to take it easy on holes you are comfortable with; instead use them as opportunities to save strokes and build yourself a cushion you can use on the tougher holes you are less certain about.
Becoming over-eager can kill your golf swing. Patience and a smooth motion are more important to a good swing than raw, ferocious power. Instead of lunging at the ball, make sure that your chest never drifts down ahead of your arms and hands. By leading with your arms, you ensure that your legs stay underneath you. Create a strong base for your body, and your drive distance should increase.
A great way to putting some power behind your shot is to keep your body behind the ball before impact. Make sure your right foot is anchored all the way through, premature lifting of the right foot will take a lot of power out of your shot. You will not get as much distance either.
A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to know the names for each type of score per hole. This way you will know what you are talking about when playing and talking about golf. A score of 1 under par is a birdie, and 2 under is an eagle. Each score over par is considered a bogey.
When you are shooting downhill out of a sand trap steady your hand and keep more weight on your left foot. Open the club face, play the ball back, use a steep back swing and full wrist hinge. This will help you get out of the sand trap that you are in!
For a powerful, long distance, consistent golf swing, a swing must follow through beyond the ball. For your longest distance shots, imagine a pole coming out of the ground where the ball is. At the end of your swing, your left shoulder should be past this imaginary pole, but be careful not to swing your hips to do it.
See, golf is more than a competitive sport. It really can be any kind of sport you want it to be. If it weren’t, mini golf would not exist for the little ones. You should feel a bit better and ready to get on the green to practice and use your new knowledge of the sport.