Most country clubs feature perfectly mowed greens and clean, pristine golf courses. You’ll feel a pull to play because of how well the grounds are maintained. Use these tips to better understand the beauty of this sport.
For beginner golfers, learning to grip the club properly is key. A common mistake many players make is thinking that a harder club grip means they can power the ball farther down the fairway. Instead, the club should be held loosely in the fingers. Imagine that you are cradling a wounded bird and use the same care to grip the club.
Each one of your clubs has the ideal spot from which optimal shots can be produced, this is known as the “sweet spot”. Regular and consistent practice with each club in your bag will show you their individual sweet spots over time. Once you know them, always remember to contact your ball with the sweet spot at the farthest reach of your swing.
Keep focused on the next shot, forget those before it. Make sure you do not let a bad shot get the best of you. When you do make a mistake, just take note of what you did wrong. From there make the changes necessary to succeed; you don’t want to let them consume you.
When you are gripping the putter and standing over the ball, your left hand should be in front of the ball. When you are swinging the club do your best to hold this position. This keeps the ball from falling off the club’s face when contact is made.
If you have to putt a ball across a large green, pay special attention to the speed of your putt. Although you may be tempted to directly target the hole, you’ll typically achieve better results by choosing an intermediate target. You will greatly increase your chances for an easy short putt if don’t overshoot or undershoot your first one.
The links are a pretty relaxing place, aren’t they? Just like Hunter S.