Tiger Woods, PGA and Masters champion has said, “I love to play golf, and that’s my arena. And you can characterize it however you want, but I have a love and a passion for getting that ball in the hole and beating those guys.”
Once the weather starts to get warmer, all golfers have one thing on their mind – getting back onto the course. During the winter months, we spend time practicing our swings and putting, but will find our skills a little bit rusty.
Here are a few tips that are going to help you get back to your game at your finest.
Switch up your workout to help you drive the ball further and reduce the possibilities of injury. It is important to stretch out your muscles before you ever get on the green as well.
For many of us just getting started with the game, we choose the club by the length. However, it is more important to look at hazards, the wind, natural shot tendencies, as well as what may be lying near prime landing areas. Remember that the best players are always looking to what type of approach shot is going to follow.
Expensive Is Not Always Going To Be Better
Have you seen those expensive clubs and thought they were going to turn you into the next Tiger? There are many sets you can find that are going to cost you a few hundred dollars, and they will give you the same as those at the top of their game. Once you get into the game, you will be able to move into more expensive sets. The best way to find a good set of clubs is to visit your local golf shop and ask for a swing analysis with your budget in mind.
Align The Clubface
One of the biggest mistakes golfers make is an improper alignment. What professionals do is align their shot and assess the target from behind the ball. This helps you aim where you want the ball to go. While doing this, it is important to set the clubface behind the ball and align it with the target before moving into any stance.
Devote Yourself To The Game
Do you take the time to go to the range and only hit the woods? This is one of the biggest mistakes you can make as the majority of hits you are going to do on the course will be chips and putts. When you visit the range, do like I do and devote all your time to the many aspects of the game.
Improve Your Short Game
Many of us have very little free time if you are looking to shave some strokes off your score you need to improve your short game. You can ask your American golf professional for some drills for the next time you visit the practice green.
Practice, Practice and Play
One of the best tips is to practice and play the game as much as you can.
These tips will help you improve your golf game after a long winter away from the green. Do you have any tips that we forgot? Please share them in the comments below.