Golf is a great sport to play, even people from the likes of Mark Twain believed so. Golf can be an incredibly frustrating game, particularly when the ball either lands in a sand trap, or goes flying off in a different direction to that which you desired. If only there was a caddy to help you out; that would make the game more fun. To become a much better golfer, you need to know which clubs are best. You can use the following tips for assistance in your club choices.
Before you swing, check your stance by wiggling your toes. When a golfer is leaning into the swing too far, their toes will usually become difficult to wiggle and suggests that the golfer should adjust backwards to prevent a nasty shot. To get the proper posture for play, lean back until you feel a little play in your feet.
Remember that this shot is the only one that matters right now. Do not let the previous successful or unsuccesful shot, or the upcoming water hazard, take you away from the hit you are about to make. Feeling frustrated about any of your errors will only let them manifest themselves again in your swing. Leave them behind and keep moving down the fairway.
When you putt, have your left hand in front of the ball. Keep this position during your stroke to maintain proper form. This will minimize the chance the ball will skip off the face of your club at impact, and makes it easier to maintain control of your stroke.
When preparing for a long putt, it is important to focus on the speed of your swing and the velocity of the ball itself. Instead of aiming for the hole, read the putt and aim for an intermediate target. This strategy will likely shorten the distance required of your second putt.
Before you go to play stretch and drink a lot of water, for this reason. Your strength, balance, and many other physical factors contribute to your success at golf.
If you wish to swing more powerfully, use the muscles throughout your body. The legs and your trunk are important to focus on. Try to use your body as if it where a whip while swinging, and obtain power from the legs as they push off of the ground.
Watch your position when swinging. The distance the golf ball travels is dictated by your stance. If your body is in poor position chances are the golf ball will not travel very far.
Prior to purchasing a golf club, consider getting one custom-fitted for you. Golf clubs are not “one size fits all” and should be chosen with extreme care based off of style, physical aspects, and playing method. A club which perfectly fits your needs will lead to a perfect swing.
If you assume an unnatural stance, you could actually wreck your swing. First, try addressing the ball with no club. Assume a posture where you are bent a little forward at waist and knees. See if your arms are in a good position to swing the club. Clap your hands tightly and hold them. These elements make a natural golf position. Any discomfort you feel in this stance is the result of overcompensation.
Contrary to what many will say, maintain the same ball position for all shots. This will aid you in keeping your stance consistent. If you need more loft, place your trailing foot closer to the lead. This allows you to increase your loft while maintaining your position. This lets you customize your club selection to the situation.
For relatively inexperienced golfers, a hybrid club may be the best bet. Hybrid club heads are larger than their iron counterparts, which means you have better control over hitting the ball with easier management than using a wood club. Many golfers over the last decade agree that one of the biggest positives that they have made to their game was the addition of a hybrid club to their bag.