If you want to play golf effectively, then you must first learn to play golf consistently. Having a consistent golf game is something that most PGA champions can’t really boast of. Having a game that is consistently better than the average golfer however, is something they can.
Following a few basic pieces of advice can start you off on a path towards a consistent golf game while having your score slowly and steadily improving over time. There are always going to be variables that affect your golf game. The most you can hope to do is have a consistent swing for each and every shot.
You want to have the same swing whether you are driving, putting, chipping, or trying to manage your way out of a particularly nasty sand trap. If you look at each shot as the same shot with a different destination, you will find that your score will improve vastly.
The only thing you change for a drive and a chip is the length of your backswing and conversely your follow through. By drawing back a shorter distance you are setting the stage for the ball to travel a shorter distance. A longer backswing and follow through would indicate a much longer traveling time.
Not only is consistency vitally important, but also keep in mind that your mind is the most important muscle in your golf game. Play smarter rather than harder. Don’t make risky shots unless you have thought them through.
Find the best equipment for you and your golf swing. Golfers were not created with the exact same dimensions, needs, and swings. It makes no sense that we buy clubs that are marketed for the masses rather than buying clubs that are designed to fit our unique size, arm length, swing radius, and lack of or need for control. Buying custom made and fitted clubs is probably the second best thing you can do in order to play an effective golf game on a consistent basis.
The best thing you can do to assist you in playing a nice consistently good golf game, is buy yourself some time with a PGA approved pro. These professionals have the skills that can help you find strength and weaknesses within your golf game. They can also teach you techniques that will use both your strengths and your weaknesses to your advantage while lessening their severity.
Whether or not you choose to utilize the services of a pro or buy custom clubs, you can make significant strides towards an effective golf game buy concentrating on your follow through, keeping your club face square (on almost every shot with the exception of trap shots), and concentrating on where you want your ball to land rather than where the ball is currently.
These simple things when consistently incorporated into your golf game, will build an effective and lower scoring game. This is great news for you as an avid or hopeful golfer. I hope you have found the information here helpful and that you will incorporate these strategies into your own game.
Edward Charkow is the administrator for Improving
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