The Process of Playing Golf

By: James Murray

Golf is learned little by little one step at a time. Not exactly a modern American game, is it?

Well, if your heart is set on "convenience" sports, you might want to consider kickball or four-square. Golf is not learned in a day. Or even a year. According to some players, even a decade is too short! There is no such thing as a perfect golf game. That is all part of the "beauty and beast" nature that makes up this simple, complicated game.

There are some fundamental tips, though, that can shave a few years of frustration off your career! Some golfers disagree on even the basics. So golfers guarantee you will find somewhere someone who will disagree with you. But here is some tips to help golfers tremendously in improving their game.

The three most important steps that you want to keep in mind all the time are, keep your head still, keep your club head traveling in a straight line while in contact with the ball, relax your muscles.

You cannot say enough about the importance of keeping your head perfectly still throughout your shot. There is a lot of frustrated golfers of all sizes improve immediately upon concentrating on this one step.

When your head is still, you can see the ball clearly. And how can you hit something that you cannot see?

Keeping your club head traveling in a straight line while in contact with the ball will help you avoid slicing and a host of other ills.

Relaxation of your muscles aids tremendously in keeping your balance. Balance is paramount to a good golf game and you don't want to have to brace your muscles all over your body. Stand comfortably so you can reach the ball easily. As far as propelling the ball is concerned. the muscles which add to the force are the muscles which twist the body around. They are the most powerful. So relax those arms!

If your game is off, go back to these three important steps. Do not change your stance or swing. Just go back to the three basics and you will get back on track.

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