Golf can be a very enjoyable and relaxing sport that anyone can enjoy playing. However, for a beginner, that golf club can be a very intimidating piece of equipment to handle. So, what should a novice do to learn how to use it? Well, read the tips below, of course!
Use your entire body to strike the ball, not just your arms. You need to position your arms properly to send the ball in a certain direction, but your strength and speed will come from your whole body. Follow the movement of your club with your body and you should notice a difference.
If your ball lands right next to a wall or other obstacle that makes it impossible to position yourself behind it, you may have to hit a backhander. Facing the opposite direction of your target, straighten your arm and use a wedge club to strike the ball squarely so that it lands precisely where you want it to.
Before taking your next shot from the tee or fairway, make sure you gauge the wind directions and speed. Don’t waste a perfect swing only to have the wind carry your ball towards the water or out of bounds. Whether looking up at how the flag stick is blowing or tossing a couple pieces of grass in the air, testing the wind can save you the headache of a difficult second shot.
You don’t really need a golf ball to practice a golf swing, so remember to swing away wherever you find a little bit of room. You will get good if you work on keeping the perfect form and making sure you follow through the proper way. You can do this in the backyard or even in the living room. Just don’t break the TV!
When you are above your ball as it is lying on a hill, you should have the ball be aligned closer with your front foot, this will help to prevent you from hitting past the ball or on the top of the ball, it will also help you to hit the ball slightly downward.
If your golfing putts need work, there are a couple of easy drills to get them up to snuff. One easy exercise is to throw a dime a short ways and try to get the ball to land on it. Another drill is to try to sink five one-foot shots in a row, and then increase distance.
When you choose golf shoes, you will want to decide whether you want a sneaker style or a traditional leather style. Just like with regular shoes, the sneaker style will be more comfortable and flexible right away, but it will wear out sooner. If you purchase a high quality pair of traditional leather golf shoes, they will be a little stiff to start, but once broken in, they’ll last a very long time.
Now you should be able to see why golf can be such an enjoyable sport to participate in. There is so much fun and relaxation to be had as one tries to putt the golf ball into the hole. With these tips in mind, you can start putting like a pro!