Whether you are a pro on the driving range or a novice at the local miniature golf course, the advice in this article is sure to help improve your score. The sport of golf is becoming more and more accessible to all types of athletes and age groups, and you are sure to find it both exciting and challenging.
Improve your short game by visiting some three-par golf courses in your area. Many golfers are too focused on taking that long perfect drive off the tee and neglect to put enough effort into improving their short game. Three-par golf courses can be even more challenging than regular golf courses. If you don’t make it onto the putting green with your drive, then you either have to chip the ball in for a birdie or make your putt on the first attempt in order to make par. Improving your short game can drastically reduce your handicap.
Be certain that you are hitting with a clean club. The face of the club can easily get dirt on it and cause you to have unexpected results. Make sure all of the grooves are completely free of dirt and mud before hitting the ball.
If you need to make a longer than normal bunker shot, try taking a nine iron instead of a sand wedge. By taking a nine iron you increase the distance you are able to carry the ball out of the sand and decrease the likelihood that you will skull the ball by taking a sand wedge and swinging too hard.
Know when to tell yourself it’s time to move on to the next golf hole. It can be aggravating for other players in your group or behind your group if you consistently take too many shots per hole and hold everyone up.
Whenever you hit the ball your main goal is accuracy, with distance second. A ball that is hit short but that is on good line with a good second opportunity is far better than one hit further but in poor lie or with poor visibility to the green.
If you are hitting the ball fat (too far behind the ball) or thin (too high on the ball) your problem is probably swaying during the shot. Try focusing on keeping your weight on the inside of your right foot during your swing. This will help keep you stationary during your swing and the club will come down where you addressed the ball.
A great way to lower your golf score is to spend some practice time on a putting green. If you don’t struggle getting to the fairway or the green, it’s time to make sure you can putt. Eagles and birdies are the most common shots in golf that improve one’s score. If you can putt well, eagles and birdies will come often.
With golf becoming more appealing to people in all age groups and skill levels, the information in these tips and tricks is sure to leave you more informed and better prepared to try your hand at golfing. This article, combined with dedication and practice, will produce noticeable improvements in your putting and driving.