Greatness in golf can be a very elusive thing. If you are looking to improve your game the following article is offering some expert advice and tips you can put to good use the next time you hit the fairway. Pay attention and take notes because few things are more gratifying than getting good, really good at golf!
Remember that your grip on your golf club has a simple, direct impact on the way your ball flies. A grip that is too tight sends your ball off-course to the right. If your grip is too loose, expect to see your ball heading left. Fine-tune your grip pressure to get exactly the results you desire.
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.
If you are trying to get more distance out of your shot you should point your toes out and widen your stance. Complete the back swing to put your club in the right position. Practicing these techniques will ensure that you will get more distance out of your golf shot.
The back swing of a golf swing is just as important as the front swing- it must be gradual and controlled. Amateurs will tend to bring the club back quickly and jerkily with the wrists, which compromises the whole swing. Bring it back in a controlled fashion with the arms to start your swing off right.
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.
To get better at putting make sure to keep a soft tension free grip on the putter. You want to be free and relaxed. If you are tense, it is highly unlikely you will be able to make a high pressure putt, and very likely you will end up hitting the ball too hard.
If you have a problem with your golfing swing causing slicing, check your back swing. The proper course for a club head to take is easier to find if you imagine a rope coming down from a tree attached to your club. At the peak of the back swing, imagine you’re pulling the rope straight down.
Many players will test their foot alignment with a club across the toe line, however, the best judge is to place the club at the heels. Many golfers flare either their left or right toe depending on their favored hand. This flared toe line affects your shot alignment and is not accurate. The heels maintain alignment even if the toes are flared so use them as your guide to check your stance.
If controlling and judging distance in your putts is a problem in your golfing, try this easy practice to get the hang of it. Try taking a golf ball in your hand and rolling it to the hole, taking note of the amount of energy it takes to get it just right. Then try using that information with a golf club.
Hopefully this article has taught you a few things that will improve your techniques and performance in golf. Do not get frustrated too quickly, we all know that golf is much more difficult than it appears to be and progress can be slow but as with anything, good things come to those who wait!