Golf is one of those sports that requires a lot of practice. Yet you don’t have to be able to hit a 100 mph fastball, score a touchdown or perfect pickleball paddle spin to participate. Golf is an interesting mix. All you have to do to participate is pick up a set of clubs and hit the links, but it is also one of the most complex sports in the entire world. Here are some tips to help you work on your golf game.
Every golfer is a different, and each has his or her own strengths and weaknesses. Some people catch on to swinging and driving the ball quite easily, while other are more in tune with their putting game. What’s important is that you notice your strengths, and you don’t ignore your weaknesses. Just like Happy Gilmore had to work on his putting game while boasting a 300+ yard drive, you need to focus on working out your own problem areas.
Don’t dwell on them though. You want golf to be fun. Golf is not a sport that is tied to power. It is all about precision. If you’re frustrated, you’re going to play poorly. Consistency is key, and you can track your results by keeping stats when you’re out on the course. It’s more than just about keeping score for 18 holes. For example, maybe when working on your putting game, you want to calculate how many puts per green you take to get the ball in the hole.
It was mentioned that golf is not a sport tied to power. That being said, there are ways to emphasize power with your swing, without swinging for the fences so to speak. Golf isn’t baseball, but to maximize power, you must keep your body in the lead. If you are using your arms and hands to dictate the power, you’re taking the wrong approach. Additionally, it also pays to look at what club specs help in terms of power, too.
Here is a good YouTube video that gives more tips to help your swing:
Putting was mentioned as a possible weakness for some people. Truth be told, it is everyone’s weakness to a certain degree. Putting can make or break your golf game. That being said, spending some time on the putting green is never a bad idea. At least you won’t have to worry about hooking a long drive out of bounds. In all seriousness, putting is key to your golf game, and so is practice in general.