Play Better With Golf Lessons

By: Ronald W. Firquain

Golf is considered to be one of the most popular sports in the world just like tennis or basketball that is often shown on television. Although not everyone can be like Tiger Woods or one of the world's best, it does not mean the player cannot learn some secrets and play a good game.

The first secret to becoming a good golfer is having a good swing. The farther it goes, the greater the chances of getting a hole in one or making the ball travel close to the flag. The stroke must begin all the way in the back to be able to produce a coil, which creates power.

The position of the head is also important. The chin must stay up the whole time because this makes it easy to make the left arm swing freely across the chest. This creates the wide arc that is needed to make the ball go in the desired direction.

In any game, the pressure builds up especially towards the end. While some may choke, the best golfers need to stay cool at all times. This means learning to block all the sounds being heard all around and focusing on the task at hand. This takes practice but those who succeed may win the game. The person does not have to be a rocket scientist in order to become a good golfer. Golf lessons that everyone knows about but rarely do is practice. Some golfers use a heavier club during practice to achieve proper technique. Aside from working in the green, many spend a lot of time at the golf range. Being able to hit the ball pass the 150-yard mark consistently is already good since some fail to do so due to fatigue.

One-way of achieving this will be to lift weights, stretch and perform other exercises to strengthen the muscles in the body especially. The player will surely find this handy in the last few holes and must be done at least twice a week even for just fifteen minutes during the off-season. Others get the help of a coach. These retire golfers may teach some drills that can help improve the game. Those who want to do this without any help can use other tools instead such as a mirror or a video recorder.

Another tip for those who have time will be to join sports clinics conducted by the pros. Watching these people is one thing but learning why it is done is more important. Some people will say that the three most important things that every golfer must posses is grip, posture and balance. There is no denying that these are essential. However, one secret often overlooked are the types of clubs being used.

There are many brands out there so before choosing it, the person should find out which one is the best to work with. Sporting goods stores have this while some can be rented at the club. It will also be a good idea to get recommendations from other players and try it out at the same time. When the right one has been found, it is time to buy it and make sure these are always in good condition.

No one became an expert golfer overnight. Even those who have made it to the top have to work hard because things can change in the next tournament and someone else may come out on top.

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