Many newcomers to the game of golf arm themselves with instructional videos and magazines to learn the secrets of better golfing to improve their game. They believe that if they copy a PGA golfer, they will succeed in the game. Unwilling to think otherwise, they repeatedly watch videos on the golfer to emulate. However, this is not necessarily the formula for success. Here are some important tips to start your journey:
Tip No. 1
Do a lot of stretching and strengthening exercises. As part of this routine, go through the same motion of your golf swing. Calisthenics will improve the fluidity of your golf swing and strengthen those muscles which will be utilized during your golf swings. The stretching exercises should be done every time before playing.
Tip No. 2
With a golf club, pretend that you are driving a golf ball. Have someone take pictures of your golf swing for analysis later. You should swing the golf club in the way that is most natural and comfortable to you. Try the styles of various golf masters then settle on the style that is most comfortable to you and develop that style.
Tip No. 3
Increase your stamina by doing a lot of walking, running or using a treadmill. Cardio-vascular health is very important and will go a long way in maintain your focus on the game while you play. Walking outside could help to improve your immune system to any allergens you may have to outdoor elements.
Tip No. 4
Spend long hours practicing your golf swing and putting. It is said that Tiger Woods hits more than 1,500 balls each day when he is not competing. Practice makes perfect. When you practice the same thing repeatedly, you will find that it is grabbed by your memory cells until it becomes second-nature. Using the right golf gear is important. Your golf shoes should be comfortable. If not, you will find that your mind is not fully focused on your play as you are thinking about the discomfort. Choosing the right golf clubs is also important as the weight and the feel should just feel right to you.
Tip No. 5
Regularly analyze your golf swing to identify any quirks and set out to remedy them. This is where more practice is necessary so that you can work at smoothing out the rough edges until you become comfortably fluid in your motions. Work assiduously on the basics.