Become A Better Golfer When You Implement These Tips (2)
Become A Better Golfer When You Implement These Tips
Golf is a sport unlike any other played across the world that requires skills, patience and a true drive to gain victory. A good portion of the game is highly mental and without mastering yourself, you will likely be unable to master the ball and get off a shot you are proud of. These tips will show you how to remain consistent with your victories.
It is absolutely vital that each golfer understands the basic water hazard rules before heading out onto the course. Knowing how you play after you hit into a water hazard marked by yellow stakes (regular water hazard) or red stakes (lateral water hazard) can make a huge difference in your final score.
To help speed up play on the greens, consider tapping in close putts instead of marking them for later. If the putt does not need much attention to break or speed, there is no reason to add the extra delay of marking and replacing the ball, and experienced golfers have no problem with this time-saving approach.
The single most important fundamental of golfing that is frequently overlooked is proper set up position. The first step is alignment. With your body parallel to a target line, a right-handed golfer will look as if aiming slightly left of the target line. This illusion is created because the ball is on the target line, not the body.
Be sure that you check the grip before buying a golf club. Look for signs that the club has too much previous use, such as cracks, splits or a worn look. Buying a golf club that needs re-gripping will be an inconvenience for you and end up costing you more money.
If your tee shot starts out heading away from the fairway, don’t slam your club and walk away without first watching where your ball goes. The best way to add insult to the injury of a poor drive is to realize as you walk down the course that you have no idea where your ball went. Keep track of that ball, and give yourself a chance to get back in the fairway without having to play a new ball and suffer the penalty stroke.
If you are looking into the purchase of new shafts for your clubs, take into account the weight and not just how cool they look on the shelf. The lighter the club, the faster you can swing, but the heavier the shaft, the more control you can generally get. Before fitting your clubs with shafts, be sure to get ones that have the proper weight for your swing.
When you are on the green and have to remove the flag stick be sure to not throw it down. The act of throwing it down can damage the surface of the green. When you take out the flagstick put it down gently and make sure that it is near the edge of the green and not the cup.
As mentioned at the start of the article, the mentality of a player is a big factor in the game’s actual outcome. If you shoot excellent, but can’t focus or allow your rage to control you, the shots will not come across as you hope. It requires self-discipline and emotional control to remain calm and approach each shot with a good attitude.