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Improving Your Golf!

Aug 17, 2007
First things first, let me just start by saying if you are just starting out get a few lessons to get your swing right. It is much easier when you start off with a good swing than going to the driving range and picking up bad habits, then trying to correct them.

Golf is an individual sport for a reason, because everyone is different. What works for one person may not work for another and because of this not one person has the perfect swing, chip or put. For me golf is a thinking persons game. A game of golf is won or lost on club selection and hitting the best possible shot with that club.

One of the most important points is to try to hit your ball onto the green. Once you can do this the next step is to get the ball as close to the pin as possible .Learning what clubs to use and knowing how far the ball will travel before and after bouncing is an important factor an golf. Try to find a golf range or club with a pitch and putt facility, and practice pitching from different distances to improve your knowledge of which club to use from different distances.

You must keep your head still when you are trying to hit the ball. It is impossible to see the ball all the way through the shot if you do not keep your head still, and will probably end with you not making good contact with the ball. When you do hit the ball correctly you will know straight away from the sound and feel of the ball. Next shot try to visualise the shot before you actually do it, let it go through your mind keep your head still and do not forget to follow through with the shot. If you do one thing when starting in golf, get your swing right and your distance and accuracy will improve with practice.

Another important point in golf is the club grip. This is another good reason to get a few lessons first as a good instructor will show you where and how to grip your club.
Sometimes instructors will have some clubs with a special handle to show you where to put your fingers of each hand. Clubs should be held with the fingers rather than the palms of the hands and should be held loosely rather than tight. You should be relaxed and loose rather than tense. Everytime you pick up a club you should make sure your grip is right and try to keep your grip the same each time.
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Jeff Ryall runs a sports website that focuses on information about sport and sports related products. You can enjoy reading tips, tricks and techniques about golf at his site at http://sports4u.wordpress.com
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