It’s like Mark Twain said about golf being a good walk that’s spoiled. There are things that can be very frustrating when it comes to golf, such as wind or your ball landing in a sand pit or a lake. It would be nice to have a caddy at your beck and call to pick out your clubs, but not everyone is so fortunate. Choosing the right clubs for whatever kind of shot you are taking is key to becoming an excellent golfer. Here are some tips to get you started.
When beginning to learn how to golf, focus on the drive. The drive will put you in a good position either for a putt, or a second shot then a putt. If you can’t get it close to the fairway on your drive, your drive needs work. Having a good drive can lower your score tremendously.
A stance can be corrected with an easy toe-wiggling routine. If it’s hard to wiggle the toes at the beginning of the swing, the golfer is leaning in to the ball too far. The best stance is one where there is some give in the feet, but not too much.
To hit a sand shot you should try to take a shallow cut of sand about ten inches long rather than creating an explosion of sand right at the ball. This method of sand shot will give you the best chance of getting your ball out of shallow to mid-range bunkers.
When addressing each putt, it is important to have your hands slightly ahead of the line between your head and the ball. Maintain proper posture and hand position throughout your swing. This helps to keep the ball from bouncing too hard off the club face, and will also hold the club firmly in your grasp.
A helpful tip when it comes to golfing is to 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.
Golfers without a lot of experience under their belts will likely benefit from hybrid clubs. The head of a hybrid club is larger than a standard iron, and this will allow better control of the ball. Hybrid clubs are a major innovation in the world of golf.