Golf is more than just roaming and hitting on the course- it is counted among those few sports that demand serious effort and dedication. Unlike the status quo symbol of a "rich man's game" that it carries, golfing has a fan base comprising of all backgrounds. This is why every year more and more people test their lucks and spend hours on the course, perfecting their craft.
However, dedication might take you somewhere but in order to establish yourself as a true contender, you must exercise tips and tricks that are there in the game. Luckily for you, if you are just starting out,here are some tips that will help improve your game:
Learning the Right Alignments
How can you expect to hit the target without being in line with it? Consequently, when it comes to golf, what you need to do is assess your alignment before taking your stance. This practice is vital, especially in case you are trying to lower your handicap, and the most simple way of doing this involves taking in perspective the target and aligning the clubhead behind the ball in the same direction.
Avoiding Changing Stances Often
Changing your stance is probably the most common and criminal mistake as it does your game absolutely no good. For starters, you might believe that the length of the shot or the club you are using might require you to chance your stance but all these factors have no link to it. Therefore, keeping up a steady traditional stance and allowing room for minor adjustments can ensure maximum accuracy.
Gripping for the Right Shot
A harder grip won't ensure the ball will go flying to the flags, therefore don't give into that impulse. There are techniques that you can ensure have a solid grip rather than a stiff grip and those are what you need to consider while making a move. The best gripping technique involves the club being positioned in between the thumb and the index finger such that they form a "V" facing towards the right shoulder, and with both hands gripping the club at different points.
In order to make the right shots, you need to have the right speed. In order to ace your golf game, you need to have higher club head and ball speeds. This perfect speed combo will cover more distance for you, which means reaching the target in lesser shots. In order to understand the relation between speed and power, you must practice drills that will not only help increase your speed, but control it as well.
Use the Wind as an Ally
If you want to completely destroy your game points, then you might as well play against the wind. In order to achieve the desired distance, learn to use the wind as your ally. On those particularly windy days, make an easier swing instead of making a harder one, in order to make the most of downwind swinging. A pro-tip is to emphasize more on hitting the ball, rather than swinging it in order to delay your impact.
Always Choose the Right Kind of Golf Club
You can use all the techniques, tips and tricks but none would help if your equipment is faulty or not appropriate. What golf club you think is the best one, might not do you any good on longer lengths. The right kind of golf club can only be determined with practice, but for a broader definition something that supports your personal shot tendencies, complies with the wind condition all while accommodating the lengths is good to go.
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