Golf is a serious game, requiring weighty investments in money, time, skill and practice. However, in addition to all the physical and financial demands of the game, you must be proficient and knowledgeable in the sport, as well, if you expect to succeed. By adding the tips in this article to your game, you can fuse physical work and mental knowledge into long-term skill.
Adjusting the choke applied to the club – how high or low the shaft is gripped – is the throttle good golfers use to moderate their shots’ distance. Choking down on the club reduces power for shorter, more controlled shots. Choking up releases the full power of the golfer’s swing for maximum distance.
A helpful tip when it comes to golf, is to make sure you always relax yourself before each shot, by taking in a deep breath of four counts and exhaling slowly, over the course of counting to four. This is one of the best ways you can calm yourself before addressing the ball.
“Topping” a golf ball is bringing the club in too high to connect properly with the ball. One primary cause of topping is improper posture. A golfer who tends to top the ball is likely leaning away from the ball. Leaning into the ball will improve hitting results.
When you are putting, you should address the ball with your left hand ahead of the ball. When you are swinging the club do your best to hold this position. This will stop the ball from leaping off your club when you hit it and keep your club in proper position. Read the rest of this entry »