Golfers like Tiger Woods, have propelled the sport into the mainstream. Making millions of dollars and achieving global fame, Woods is certainly the exception rather than the rule. But the fact that a pro golfer is a potentially successful career move, is a huge draw for golf. Whether you’re trying to go pro or simply want to improve your amateur game, here are some tips you can use.
In order to improve your drive you want to start by taking short consistent strokes and focus on hitting a straight shot, even if it is only for fifty yards. Once you have a consistent technique and consistent fifty yard shot start swinging a bit further back and a bit harder. Then don’t hit it any harder till the seventy yard is straight, the one hundred, and so forth.
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.
“Keep your eyes on the ball” is one of the most common pieces of golfing advice – with good reason! A well-orchestrated golf swing involves a lot of simultaneous motions; if you concentrate on individual movements you lose the coordination necessary for a great swing. Focusing your eyes and your attention on the ball allows you to make a natural swing concentrated on the proper target – launching the ball powerfully and accurately.
Once you have taught yourself to consistently hit the ball, next is to get your swing down right. Think of the club as the pendulum in a grandfather clock. Practice swinging your club from side to side like the pendulum. Remember, it doesn’t take a lot of force to drive the ball far. It takes consistency and accuracy when hitting the ball. People as old as 80 can out drive someone twice their strength because it is all about consistency and accuracy.
It should go without saying, but one of the most important ways to improve your golf game is to keep your eye on the ball. Any good golf swing should keep your head down at all times so it remains on the ball during your swing. Don’t look up until you have finished the follow through of your swing.
To test your grip for the right firmness, shorten your thumb. Place your left hand on your club in its normal grip with the thumb pointing down. Now slide the thumb up approximately one centimeter. You should notice a tightening of the last two fingers on the hand. This is what your pressure should be to allow for a proper grip.
As stated in the opening, it doesn’t matter if you’re looking to take your game out on tour or simply out to the driving range. If you want to blow off some steam and enjoy an afternoon of golf, the tips you’ve read in the article above, will help you perfect your game.