Golf is becoming a favorite sport of not only the elderly, but also the young and the middle aged alike. It is a calm and soothing outdoor game. It is, however, also a very complex and challenging game. If you want to reach the apex of your golf game, read this article.
In order to be good at golf, one of the basic things that you need to take care of is your grip. It is good to know how the ball will act in response to your grip. The tighter you hold the golf club the more tendency that the ball will go to the right. The looser the grip is the more tendency that the ball will go to the left.
When your ball is in a fairway bunker, a good rule of thumb is to figure out what club you would normally hit at the distance you are away from the hole and then take two clubs more. The sand deadens your shot, and by taking more club than you would normally hit, you will end up on the green.
Remember, accuracy is so much more important than power, this is why some 80 year-olds can out drive 20 year-olds. Practice with hitting the ball consistently in almost the same spot on the club. This is easy to say or instruct but difficult to do. Simply apply some chap-stick or vaseline to the head of your club and swing. The ball will leave an imprint on the club showing you where the ball was struck. However, don’t use this during a game with friends as this could be considered cheating in a game because it also corrects slices.
It is important to buy a good, sturdy golf club, but do not spend too much money. Companies tend to overcharge on their golf clubs because of their brand. There are many reliable clubs that are available for a fraction of the cost. If you are unsure of which one to get, check out online reviews.
When you are putting, be sure to place the ball between your leading foot and the middle of your posture. By putting the ball here, you have a better chance of having the club face square at impact, thus getting the ball to go exactly where you want it to.
Reduce the likelihood of shanks occurring during your golf game by standing further away from the ball. Your arms will naturally follow the path of least resistance, determined by how they hang from the shoulders. Standing too close to the ball will force you to pull your arms in toward you to hit the ball, often resulting in a hosel contact that is not at all what you had in mind.
As previously mentioned golf is becoming a much more popular sport. It is a sport that is now no longer confined to the elderly. Though it is a difficult game to master, with the right practice and the right advice, one can become very apt at playing golf which makes it more enjoyable.