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 isn’t learned in
a day. Or even a year. According to some players – even a decade
is too short! There’s no such thing as a perfect golf game.
That’s 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 I guarantee you’ll find somewhere someone
who will disagree with me. But here’s what I’ve found 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.
I really can’t say enough about the importance of keeping your
head perfectly still throughout your shot. I’ve seen 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 can’t 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
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’re the
most powerful. So relax those arms!
If your game is off, go back to these three important steps.
Don’t change your stance or swing. Just go back to the three
basics and you’ll get back on track.
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Sunday, September 03, 2006