GOLF!! – Yep…It can break your heart 🙁
If you play golf you’re playing the most popular sport known to man at this present time – Fact! It’s a sport we can ‘all’ get involved with at any level.
Rich, poor, butcher, baker, banker, doctor ……… It doesn’t matter – we’re all totally equal when we get on that golf course. The only defining factor being …?? …. Our level of skill …… If you are a successful golfer you’ll find yourself the centre of attention no matter which golf course you go to play on, and that’s another great fact about the game of golf …. So … find an instructor.
What other sport can you just Troll up and play on the same hallowed turf as your heroes??
You can’t do it with football, rugby, cricket, baseball, athletics, or almost every other sport. But with golf, as long as you’ve got your kit and another member to sign you in, you too can play the exact same greens and holes that your heroes were playing on just days, weeks or sometimes hours before.
BUT!! …. This can also break your heart because if you’re not showing some form of competency, you will be ridiculed mercilessly by your friends and even other members of the club where you’re playing. That can break your heart and also break your spirit leaving you empty inside and never wishing to SEE another golf course, let alone play the dang game.
This is why I built the ‘Golfing Tips & Tricks For Beginners’ Blog. There is no cost to look around, but the information that will be added on a daily basis could well see you on your way to playing the ‘perfect game’ where your spirit will be lifted so high you’ll want to be on the courses every spare moment you have 🙂
Learning to golf successfully is not something that you can really learn while playing a video game. This news is sometimes a crushing blow to those who have spent hours playing Nintendo’s Wii Sports but it is in fact the brutal reality. Learning how to play golf in real life is sometimes very complicated and will require that you pay close attention to the exact rules and form.
While learning from a golf instructor is a wise idea, there are a few mistakes that many beginners tend to make. Learning how to overcome these mistakes will greatly improve your chances of playing a ‘good game’ of golf and walking away from the green after a successful session.
One of the biggest problems that beginners have when learning golf is they tend to look up when they actually go to strike the ball. This is a problem because it can result in a stroke being counted even if you didn’t hit the ball. You can just imagine how this can quickly add up to a horrible golf score. It’s important to always look down until after you have hit the ball.
To ensure that you do stay down until after the hit ensure that you keep your hips properly rotated. If you have trouble with this concept talk to your instructor for some specific tips to help you. Additionally, ensuring that you keep your arms extended fully while you are swinging has been known to help many beginner golfers.
Your last step should be counting to five after you strike the ball before you look up. This will help you pace yourself and help you avoid looking up too quickly.
Another common problem for golfing beginners is that many putts on the green are continuously missed. To help overcome this golfing problem you should ensure that you are standing in the putting stance and looking straight down at the top of your ball. If you are not looking directly down, you are likely to miss the appropriate hit and your ball will veer off in an undesirable direction. Only look straight down at the ball when you actually putt and you will be looking at a much greater chance of actually hitting the ball into the hole without having to continuously putt and putt again.
Many new golfers tend to have a problem with the ball going into the sides of the green, rather than straight ahead. While this may seem like a very complicated problem to correct, it is actually quite simple with a bit of patience.
The first thing you always need to keep in mind is your stance. If you are not standing appropriately before you even swing the club, you are not going to have a successful stroke. You need to ensure that you are taking the time to carefully analyze your stance before you ever swing, if you notice that your club is not squarely touching the ball then you may need to back up a bit to ensure that you are not hitting the ball from the side of the club. This is one of the biggest things that will throw a ball to one side of the green or another. Ensuring a solid, square swing will help your ball go to the desired location with a bit of practice.
Hooking is one of the last major flaws that strikes at most beginners. This is something that can be quite difficult to correct as well. Some have a problem with their stance that causes the ball to hook, while others are gripping the club too much, causing it to hit the ball the wrong way. Regardless of your problem, taking a close look at your stance, as well as ensuring that you are not gripping the club too tightly should be quite helpful in correcting a hooked ball.
Of course, once you have started making adjustments to your stance or even your grip, you need to practice a bit to improve your skills. Be sure to continue following the golfing tips offered up on this blog to make sure of becoming a competent Golfer in no time at all.
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