Tips To Instantly Improve Your Golf Game

By: Robb Thomas

Every golfer is looking for that silver bullet, the one tip or key that will take them from a good to a great golfer. Like marathon runners counting carbohydrates and electrolytes, golfers are almost obsessive about their game and all the tiny ways to improve their performance. So, for four great tips you can implement today to instantly improve your golf game - no matter what your skill level - keep reading.

1. Start Practicing Your Swing Right Now

Experts have concluded that almost 50% of a golfer's skill comes down to their swinging ability and strength. So, why not emphasize the practice your swing?

If you can't get to the driving range for regular practice, take a few minutes every day to swing your driver and build up that important muscle memory. And though golf isn't overtly strenuous, that doesn't mean strength and athletic ability don't play a part - so try lifting a few weights to add a bit of power behind your swing.

The purpose of weight lifting for golf is not to bulk up with a rippling set of arms. Rather, building a moderate amount of additional strength with help with the lift and distance in your drives.

2. Pump Yourself Up Before Your Next Round

Golfers tend to think of golf as a civilized sport or a non-strenuous sport. However, golf is an active game. So, stretch before you head out for a round and do a few warm-ups to get prepared up for the round. Doing so will help you to avoid undue stress around your muscles and joints, and also help with agility in your swing.

Have you ever gone to the course for a round and played an awful first hole, but then improved markedly as the game went on? Normally, a lot of that has to do with your body having had a chance to warm up and get into the motion. So, take a few moments before a round to practice your swing, stretch your muscles and take a few practice putts.

3. Check the Size of Your Clubs

If you've been having trouble controlling your swing or aren't getting as much power behind it as you are capable of doing, go back and check the size of your clubs. Are they too big or too small for you?

The length of your club should be proportionate to your height and ideally as comfortable as possible. If you're using hand-me-down clubs, consider outfitting yourself with a set that fits your body size. You wouldn't play basketball in a pair of shoes that were 5 sizes too big, so don't play with incorrectly sized clubs.

4. Study Your Next Course

The best pros in the world pour over layouts and maps of golf courses. They plan their route of attack for each hole days and even weeks in advance, and they'll have a backup plan for wind direction too. So, study your course maps before a big game and keep an eye out for trouble areas like a sloping fairway or a large hazard.

Such advance preparation will help you to navigate the course more accurately, thus improving your final score.

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