If you knew everything there is to know about playing golf well, you would probably not be reading this article. You would also probably be very rich. If you are reading this, then you should find some great tips to make your game better.
Bunkers and sand traps are, unfortunately, a fact of life for every golfer, regardless of their skill level. At some point during your rounds, you will hit a shot that will land in one of these unmentionables. When plotting your way out of these traps, the sand can become pretty messy. Do your fellow golfers a favor and follow golf etiquette and properly rake the bunker prior to leaving. Golfers will have more success playing the ball out of a bunker that is well taken care of.
One absolutely unavoidable aspect of golf is that your golf balls will frequently get lost. Don’t worry about playing every shot with those expensive golf balls; save them for entertaining clients on the course or when you enter a tournament.
Maintain the correct stance. If you feel you are not standing correctly then try this simple technique: wiggle your toes up then down without having to move your feet. It should take only a little effort to tap. If it’s hard to do, then you’re leaning forwards too much; if it’s easy, then you’re leaning backwards too much.
If you are playing with strangers for the first time it is important to take the time for introductions. Golf is a game that requires socialization, and you will spend about 4 to 5 hours with this group. Go ahead and go about your business and play your game while casually making conversation with the other golfers in your group.
One of the first things you learn during golf lessons is to always keep your eyes on the ball. Although this tip applies to a number of sports, it is particularly important in golf. Keep your head down and your eyes focused on the ball during every second of your golf swing.
If you are struggling with hitting the golf ball off the tee, alter your stance by placing your dominant foot slightly closer to the golf ball. When you close your stance, you’ll have a much better chance of keeping your initial shot on the fairway.
While golf may be a relaxed sport (doesn’t always seem like that to me!), it is of utmost importance to understand what is happening around you at all times during your round. You must be ready for your shot when your turn comes up. Remember, there will be other golfers who will be waiting to play the hole that you are on.
Try not to stiffen up when you go to swing at the golf ball. This is a common problem suffered by many golfers and it needs to be solved if you want to improve. The object is to not be rigid, you should be loose and supple; you want to be ready and relaxed to use your skill and finesse to hit the golf ball with power. Avoid being stiff!
By not having to learn from your own mistakes, but instead learning from others’ mistakes is much easier, isn’t it? These tips are a shortcut to playing better golf. Put them to good use and avoid the pitfalls that other golfers before you have had to negotiate.