|Top 10 Golf Tips
These are some of the top tips I have learned from
reading and learning from many of the products and articles listed on this
None of these are in any particular order, if you would like
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Tip No 1: Keep your eye on the ball
Sounds simple enough but it is one of those mistakes that
many golfers make.
Look at this way, how can you expect to hit the ball if you
don't watch it!
But taking this to far can mean you will be forever slicing
the ball, read Jeff Parks article here to see what I mean.
Tip No 2: Point to the Target
If you are not pointing to the target then you are not going
to hit it!
What is worse is that many of us practice our golf without
pointing properly, so we promote a swing that is bound to slice or hook the
moment we do point properly at the target.
Tip No 3: Slow down your back swing
If you are a weekend golfer then it is very unlikely that
you have the skill to hit a golf ball with a swing under 1.5 seconds.
So don't try!
Slowing down your back swing will give you more time to
adjust your stance and get you ready for the return.
Any golf book worth it salt
will discuss this subject because it is a mistake a lot of golfers make.
Tip No 4: Use your Imagination
Ask any good sportsperson how they made it to the top of
their profession and they will tell you that they imagined being the best or
they imagined scoring more goals than anyone else, ask any tour pro the same
question and they will tell you that imagination is the key to a good shot.
This is one exercise that you can and should learn quickly,
the next time you tea up, take a few seconds to imagine your ball going where
you want it to go.
You will be surprised how much this little exercise can
improve your game.
Have a look at How
You Can Play Better Golf Using Self-Hypnosis to see how much you can
improve your game with imagination.
Tip No 5: Practice, Practice and Practice.
Unfortunately I wish we could just practice once and then
head out to the golf course, but that just isn't the case.
The key to great golf is muscle memory
Practising over and over again will teach you're muscles to
remember the movements thus increasing your chances of making the same
movements the next time you are on the course.
I know I keep going on about
Dalton, but the
exercise in his video will really help your muscle memory.
Tip No 6: Correct your Grip
There are a lot of different things written about grip, but
the best advice I have found is in
The left hand should be on the left hand side of the club
and the right hand on the right hand side.
Sounds easy to me!
Tip No 7. Keep Fit
No matter which way you look at it golf is a sport and as
such your game will improve with fitness.
Although strength training could help you will probably find
that cardiovascular and stretching will give you the most short term benefits.
Cardiovascular should help you get around the full 18 course
without feeling you have played a marathon.
Stretching should increase your range of movements helping
you to have a more flowing swing.
Strength exercises will help support your back and give you
a more controlled swing, it will probably help your distance as well.
Check out Golf-trainer for information on golf fitness.
Tip No 8: Know your distance.
There is a big thing among golfers about distance, we are
all trying to hit longer shots, the problem is we kid ourselves (Guilty!), we
look at the distance to a hole and then say "well I should be able to hit that
with my six" knowing full well, that we would have to hit a perfect shot to get
anywhere near the distance!
If you want to lower your handicap then don't fall yourself,
take a club that you know for sure will get you to where you want to go, and if
you need to take 2 shots instead of 1 at least they will probably be more
Choose the right club for you, not your ego!
The less pressure the better the shot!
Tip No 9: Keep your kit clean.
I know you clean your kit all the time, but I have also been
on the golf course and seen many a player using clubs caked in mud, I have
probably been guilty of it myself!
Do you eve see tour pro's with dirty clubs?
Because it only needs a little dirt to cause all sorts of
ball flight problems, your clubs are made to hit the ball properly only when
they are clean.
Muddy grooves will give not help your control of the ball at
Tip No 10: Choose your equipment carefully.
This is one of my favorites and one many golf manufacturers
and teaches alike do not make a big deal about
but they should.
Golf clubs are made for the average person, the problem is
average means different things to different manufactures, so beware.
Now I know when you first start out you probably don't want
to spend much on your equipment, but that doesn't mean you should accept the
first set of clubs that come your way.
covers this in his video's and shows you what a difference a set of golf
clubs can make, to your swing.
I hope these 10 Golf Tips were of use, if you have any of
your own then please send them to me here.