So you want to improve your swing? Having a good set of golf clubs helps, but you also need to practice on a regular basis if you want to get better at your game. But it’s not enough to just take a mighty swing, as you have to do things in a specific way. This article explains some golf practice exercises you can try..
How to Align Your Shot
The right way to do this is to evaluate the target at the back of the ball. Doing this gives you the correct view of the hole. You should also position the clubface at the back of the ball so it’s aligned at the target directly. Do this prior to assuming your stance.
You can align your upper torso parallel to the target, or you can move your lower body so it’s to the target line’s left. The choice is up to you, but the one thing you should not do is directly align your body to the target as that’s not going to help your swing.
How to Pick the Right Club
It’s easy to say use long clubs for long holes and short clubs for short holes. But that’s not how it works because you also have to consider the wind hazards, your shot tendency, and the obstacles around the target. You also have to think about the kind of approach shot you’re going for. By learning your natural tendencies and how each club performs on that course, you’ll know what club to pick.
Maintaining Your Stance
One of the most common mistakes new golfers make is changing the stance whenever they switch clubs. That is unnecessary and in fact counterproductive. If you want to maser those full shots, keep a consistent stance. Of course you’ll need to make a few tweaks to your stance width, ball position and spine angle, but overall you’ll want to keep the basic posture.
Get a Secure Grip
Always use your gloved hand to grip the club, and the placement must be between your palm and the first finger. Next, use your gloveless hand to wrap on the handle. Your hands’ index fingers and thumbs should resemble a couple of V’s, and they must be pointed at your right shoulder or the side of your chest.
How to Use the Wind
New golfers don’t like playing in windy conditions, but you can use that to your advantage. Do not try to hit a shot against the wind. Rather, make adjustments so you’ll have a better chance of doing well. If the wind blows from right to left, try a drawing tee shot as the wind might take it in the right direction.
One other thing: just because the wind is blowing doesn’t mean you have to swing harder. You need to make adjustments to your swing, and not just try to fight against the wind.
Don’t forget – you have to finish the shot, and by that we mean letting the sand carry the ball and hitting down and behind it. And instead of digging your wedge in the sand, make a full swing for greater balance. Do these things and you’re on your way to becoming a better golfer.