Chances are good that if you had all the secrets to a successful golf game, you would not be reading this article, and you would probably be a multi-millionaire! However, since you are viewing this article then hopefully there are tips here that will help improve your golf game.
There is an exercise utilizing your toes that could point out issues in the way you are standing while playing golf. When preparing to swing the club, the golfer should be able to wiggle his or her toes; if this cannot be done, the golfer may be leaning in too far towards the ball. Golfers should lean back until they feel some play in their feet to get proper posture.
When you finish one shot, turn your total attention to the next one. Don’t let other players’ or even your own good or bad shots effect the next one you take. Worrying about mistakes or hazards will take your mind off the current swing. Put them aside, and focus on the present.
During a putt, position your left hand so that it’s in front of the ball when you address it. Maintain this position as you follow through with your swing. This helps to keep the ball from bouncing too hard off the club face, and will also hold the club firmly in your grasp.
Hold your golf clubs with neutral grips. Holding the club too tight can cause your ball to veer to the right. But if you don’t hold the club tightly enough, the ball will tend to go toward the left. You will be able to find just the right grip by watching whether your shots veer left or right.
Line the ball up with the heel of your forward foot when driving. Every other shot requires that your ball is between your feet as you swing. Only have the ball off center when it lays on a slope.
Consider getting custom-fitted when buying a club. Every golfer is different in body structure, height and weight, and a club that will work for one doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for another. Getting the perfect club for you is half of the battle, the rest is just learning to use it properly!
When buying used golf clubs, carefully examine the club head. A good indicator that a club is past its prime is if you notice an worn-out spot on the head. This kind of wear can seriously affect your shots.
Don’t swing until you’ve positioned your hands properly on your golf club. Your palms will be firmly on the handle with the thumbs pointing downward. Your hands should be touching. Choke up on your club when you want the ball to go farther.
In golf, as in life, it is far less painful to learn from other’s mistakes than from your own mistakes. These tips are a shortcut to better golf. Put them to use and avoid the pitfalls that other golfers before you have had to negotiate using trial and error.