Golf can be fun and rewarding, and it has many health benefits. Golf is a sport anyone can do, you just need to get out there. Here are a few tips that will help you set off on the right foot.
Don’t bother renting yourself a golf cart, walk instead! This is very beneficial to your health as you will be increasing your exercise on the course. Your joints and muscles will also be looser and stay warm if you walk.
An easy exercise, a “toe-wiggling” exercise, can show golf stance faults. You should be able to wiggle your toes easily; if you can’t do so, you’re leaning too far forward. Proper posture is incredibly important when swinging. To find the right posture, try gently leaning back until your feet feel comfortable and aligned.
Wiggling your toes will help to get a better sense of your posture as you prepare to swing your golf club. If you have no trouble moving your feet, then you need to reduce the angle at which you are leaning relative to the ball. You want to lean toward the ball just enough to allow some wiggle, but not excessively free foot movement.
Always focus all of your concentration on the next shot. Don’t be distracted by your last bad shot or a water hazard on the next hole. Getting hung up on a mistake you’ve made or celebrating a great shot for too long can ruin the rest of your game. Good or bad, it is in the past, so keep it there by putting it from your mind.
Concentrate on your swing speed if you have to contend with a long putt. Do not concentrate solely on your aim; you should aim for a target that is between the ball and the hole. Not overshooting or undershooting gives you the advantage of a second putt that is much shorter.
It is best to grip your club with moderate intensity. If you grip the handle of your club too tightly, your shot will veer off towards the right. And if you hold it too loosely, the club will send the ball left. You will be able to find just the right grip by watching whether your shots veer left or right.
As you take your driving shot, your front heel should be in line with your ball. During any other swing, the golf ball should be almost dead center between your feet when you swing. When on a slope, you may have to adjust where the ball sits.
Watch your position when swinging. How you address the ball usually determines how far and where the ball will travel. If you are not bending over enough, or too much, your ball will not travel that far.
Before you invest any money in a new set of commercially packaged golf clubs, you might want to consider getting a custom-made set instead. This will make the club suit your body type exactly. A golf club perfect for someone else may not work for you. If your club is well-suited to your body and style, your swing will improve.
Avoid using an unnatural stance. Try practicing your stance without a club in your hand. Flex you knees, bend a bit at the waist, and have you arms fall easily in front of your body. Then move your hands together, holding on as if ready to swing. That’s the natural golf stance in a nutshell. If you feel uncomfortable, then you are trying too hard and you need to relax.
The fundamentals of golf are not so difficult to learn, and the benefits are substantial, both mentally and physically. Let this article inspire you to become a better golfer.