As the year moves on and the seasons begin to shift yet again, hopefully, there will be plenty of time to learn some new golfing tips to help you improve your golfing skills.
Every item that aides your game, every drill, and every tip can take you closer to golfing the way you want to play.
Wondering why we’re talking about golf on a health and fitness website? Well, why not?
This is a health-promoting sport that involves a lot of coordination, strength, and calm. It’s the perfect escape from your crowded, noisy gym. 😉
So if you’re going to try this sport, you should also take a look over these golfing tips to, why not, become a better golfer.
Golfing Tips You Can’t Miss
Follow the golfing tips below if you really want to improve your form:
1. Abandon The Tech
Many of the best drills on the links are more about body mechanics than unleashing the latest gizmo.
For example, tucking a small cloth item under your lead arm is a great way to become mindful of your form.
During the swing, it is tempting to just “barbarian” your way through, but mindfulness is key to remaining precise.
One part of your form to be mindful of is your physical connectedness. Putting a towel, hat or another small piece of cloth under your arm is great for developing the habit of keeping your arm and chest together.
If they come apart, your swing will not use your innate physical strength as efficiently.
This exercise can be the difference between hitting the green and coming up short.
2. Slow And Steady
A lot of players get excited when it is time to tee off. This can result in accidentally elevating your club’s head during your backswing. And can wreck the angle of your swing, causing you to go off the mark.
Just as annoyingly, you can also go too quickly and cause your shot to become clumsy.
If this has ever been a problem for you, it has a relatively simple fix in the form of setting up another ball a few inches behind the ball you intend to actually strike.
When you begin your takeaway, simply push the second ball a few inches backward. To do this, you have to go relatively slowly and keep your clubhead low.
3. Line It Up
Body mechanics do not just concern with keeping your body together or making sure you pivot correctly. You also need to have your club’s face aligned parallel to your shoulders, hips, and feet.
When you develop the habit of being well lined up through extensive practice, it eventually becomes second nature. If you do not, your swing will be off-kilter.
Even a couple of degrees of misalignment on the course can send the ball soaring in a direction you don’t intend for it to go.
Any object that can form a straight line can help you get into position, which will reinforce the habit.
4. Connect The Dot
Making short-range puts is relatively easy, provided you practice with consistency and simplicity.
One way to do this is to begin by marking your practice ball with a reasonably large dot. From there, line up the dot so it is straight up, and look down at it as you accelerate the putter through the mid-swing.
The last part of connecting the dot is to keep your head still. If you move your head to follow the ball, you run the risk of altering your angle. At close range, this is a serious problem that is easy to avoid but difficult to be happy with.
Altogether, your form is incredibly important when playing the game. So follow these golfing tips to improve your form, skills, and performance.