Mark Twain famously said, “Golf is a good walk spoiled”. However, no matter how poetic a wordsmith can paint the game to sound on paper, actually stepping out onto the course and playing can be incredibly frustrating. It would be fantastic if everyone had a caddy of their own to choose clubs for them, but this is not the case. You will need to learn better club selection if you want to become a better golfer. The tips that follow can help you in the future.
Wiggling your toes can determine whether your golfing stance will be effective. If it’s hard to wiggle the toes at the beginning of the swing, the golfer is leaning in to the ball too far. Lean back until your feet are loose to ensure you have the correct posture.
Don’t take your golf game too seriously! Certain errors can occur and laughing at these errors will relax you, so you can refocus on the game.
Be sure to drink enough water and stretch properly just like you would during any other sport. Tending to your body’s needs will help you play your best game.
Use a light, neutral grasp on all of your golf clubs. If you hold the club too tightly, your golf shots are going to probably go off towards the right. If you hold the club loosely, your shots will drift to the left. If you have the right grip, you can control the direction your ball will go in.
Before purchasing a used club, check its head. If a club has been overused, you can tell by the shiny, worn spot on the head. This is undesirable since the club will not be able to cradle the ball as effectively.
Play with others who are your same level. This can help your confidence. When you are a novice, select courses that are easy, and get together with other novices. You don’t need to deplete your enthusiasm by playing on a hard course and playing with better players.
Perhaps one of the most important things to understand in the game of golf is that when the club strikes the ball, the club’s face must be perfectly square for maximum distance and accuracy. Doing so boosts the odds the ball will go in a straight path. Unless the club is aligned with the ball, it is unlikely that your shot will be as controlled as you would like it to be. Practice adjusting the angle of your club on the driving range to see how it affects the angle of your shot.
If your golf shot is gravitating to the right, then check to see if your body tilts left as you swing. Concentrate on releasing your hands to the ball quickly during the downswing. With your hands releasing quickly on a consistent basis, it helps to make your shots much more accurate.
Both beginner and advanced golfers can benefit from hybrid clubs. This kind of club can be controlled more easily than a wood and has a head larger than the one on an iron. In recent years one major improvement to the game of golf has been the addition of the hybrid club.