Tips On How To Improve Your Score
Swinging a golf club properly is essential to improving your score. Slight defects in a swing will cause the ball to slice or hook, you will hit the top of the ball or miss it altogether. Having the proper tools and the right mentality when approaching your shot will make your experience with the game more successful and enjoyable.
- Choose Proper Sized Clubs. So, this should be a given, but choosing the proper clubs can be a major factor in the way you swing the ball. Clubs should be about the same length as the distance from the tips of your fingers to the ground when your arms are at your sides. The clubs should also be in decent condition because after about five years you’re clubs will be worn out. This can affect your performance, as well. Practice swinging the clubs several times with proper form. Bend at the hips, draw the club backward and then swing through. You should be able to comfortably connect with the ball.
- Practice Form. Push your hips back and up with your chest lowered. Your weight should be toward the balls of your feet. Release the tension in your knees, arms and shoulders. Your feet should be as wide as your shoulders for a tee shot with a driver. For other clubs, place your feet as wide as your hips. When you have the club gripped, bend over the ball from the waist, not the back. Bring the club backward while keeping your left arm straight and bending your right arm to a 90-degree angle. Once you have brought the club up, pause at the top of the swing and then drive the club forward. When swinging the club, twist at the hips to ensure maximum power. Keep your eyes on the ball and do not bring up your head. Bringing up your head will cause you to raise the club and hit the top of the ball. Swing through the ball and follow through.
- Relax Your Mind and Body. Stepping up for your shot brings pressure along with it. No matter at the driving range or on a course with friends or co-workers, take a deep breath, focus on your mechanics and swing through the ball calmly. Trying to kill the ball because you either want to get more distance or you’re in a bad mood will negatively affect your swing. When you think too hard about how you’re going to hit a shot just the right way, you may have a tendency to overthink it. There is a method for relieving your mind from this. Give the shot over to your body. You’ve trained your body to swing a club. Let it do what it was trained to do