Making Contact With A Golf Ball

By: Jim Brown

It is possible for a professional golfer to learn something new even if they have been watching golf tournaments on television for many years. Some cable sports network and their affiliate channels have instituted instant replays for their televised games that will teach anyone who wants to play professional golf how to make the proper contact with the ball to make the ball go farther down the course or land in a specific location on the fairway.

Some professional players might think that hitting a ball square down the fairway is the way to get to the flag in the shortest amount of strokes. After reviewing these filmed golf shots frame by frame though, they come to realize that the method that is used to make contact with the golf ball is what has the greatest effect on what the ball will do once it has been hit. Some professional golfers choke up when they are teeing off, and have very little left of their golf swing to get the ball on the right course. With enough practice and hearing advice from a few friends, the golfer might find out which stance works best for the shot they are trying to make.

There are certain situations that occur on the golf course throughout the day that could very well have a negative impact on how a professional golfer makes contact with the golf ball. The location of the golf ball on the golf course could be in the rough which will require the golfer to use a wedge to work their way out. The direction that the ball will go could be affected by weather conditions.

Some golfers have a hard time hitting a golf ball properly if an airplane happens to fly overhead at just the right moment. This type of distraction might not be the actual reason for the ball going into the rough or into the lake but it will serve as a good excuse that will allow the golfer to save face when they are playing in groups of four or more on the golf course. Some golfers play so badly that it will cause the group to start placing small bets on whether the golfer will make the next shot right.

Making contact with a golf ball that is wet might be near impossible for rookie golfers. The golf ball could develop an outrageous spin that takes the ball to the other side of the flag, where it will definitely be out of range for any birdie shot that the golfer is dreaming of taking. If the weather is hot and dry, the ball might settle into the grass and seem to hold on for dear life because the grass will not have the bounce the golfer needs to get it back to the right place.

If the golf course is being subjected to high winds, then the golfer might have to make certain adjustments to the way they handle the ball and the golf club. The professional golfer will have to consider taking shorter swings to hit the ball, and whatever golf swing they use will have to be one that does not exude a tremendous amount of power because the ball could be carried by the wind to an ungodly distance that the professional golfer never thought was possible.

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