Golf Swing Tips Seniors
Golf Swing Tips Seniors
You have now hit the later years in life having worked all your life, these golf swing tips seniors will hopefully make your future rounds of golf more enjoyable with or without your golfing buddies, and you never know – you might even surprise yourself!
If you are a seasoned or a newbie beginning senior golfer we have to face the fact that we are not getting any younger, our brain knows what it wants to do in the shape of the golf swing but unfortunately, our body doesn’t seem to want to agree with it, so anything can happen and frequently does.
So what you need to do is to play to your strengths, you may be fantastic off of the tee but then your mid iron or short game lets you down, or you may be a short game ‘magician’ but just can’t seem to get any distance off of the tee, so as I said you need to play to your strengths.
There are many senior golfers well into their 80’s and 90’s still playing single figure golf, but don’t be fooled that they have an all-around game from tee to green, no absolutely not they just play to their strengths and play percentage golf and still shoot great golf scores.
Recommendation 1 Golf Swing Tips Seniors – use your handicap wisely.
For this recommendation let’s say that you are an 18 handicapper golfer just to keep it easy, off of every tee you basically have one stroke up your sleeve so let’s use it to our benefit instead of wasting it. So let’s say you are on the tee of a par 4 and 350 yards in length, don’t be tempted to go for the big driver which can cause all of us lots of damage if it does not go down the fairway and straight, just take out say a 6 or 5 iron, put a nice swing on it and you are now 140/150 yards down the fairway instead of in the deep rough or just 10 yards off of the tee.
So now you are in the middle of the fairway and there for ‘nothing’ taking into account you are playing off of an 18 handicap, you are now 200 yards away from the Holy Grail putting surface! Now don’t be fooled into thinking I can get there now, you may well do if you hit the perfect shot, but let’s say that you only hit the perfect shot 5 out of 10 times, so let’s take the 50% bad shots out of the equation and play the safe shot.
Take another 5 iron if you like, down the middle another 150 yards and within touching distance of the green, now you only have a short range chip shot or possibly a bump and run shot to the heart of the green? You are now in the middle of the green in regulation to your handicap.
Now this is where it can get interesting, you could in a percentage of putts make a one putt and walk off with a par, instead of a score card ruining triple or multiple bogey if you started the hole with a poor tee shot, so now you are walking off the green with the worst case scenario of a bogey or possibly a nett birdie, this is called thinking your way around the golf course instead of not planning your way around the golf course.
Recommendation 2 Golf Swing Tips Seniors – planning a round of golf at the practice range.
I myself being a senior golfer, I still have to play to my strengths and that strength is that I am actually pretty straight with most of my shots, even if I hit a bad shot it still goes relatively straight and towards the target.
Now, the way I practice this is when I am at the golf driving range once or twice a week I play every practice shot I hit as if I was on the golf course – let me explain that a bit more – Once I have warmed up and hit a few shots, I then proceed to hit every shot as if I was actually on the golf course. So I now imagine that I am on the first tee, par four dogleg to the right, bunkers on the right of the fairway and hole measures about 360 yards.
So now I am imagining that I am on the tee, maybe going to play a fairway wood for accuracy, I know in my mind that I need to fly the ball approx. 200 plus yards with a little fade to take on a bit of the dog leg, plus I also want to get the ball travelling in the direction of the hole. So now I pick a spot at the range that I feel it where I want the ball to start fading and set up my stance to play the shot needed.
Now that I have played that initial imaginary first hole tee shot on the range, dependent on where the ball lands, I then to imagine myself on the first hole and prepare myself to play the shot that I feel that I would be playing relevant to how I played and where the tee shot ended up. I then proceed to do the same with my second shot and play as if I am on the course, pick the club, pick a target and execute the shot.
The only things I cannot take into account practicing like this is making the putts and possibly playing out of bunkers, but it certainly prepares my mindset ready for my next round of golf. I then proceed to practice on the range taking into account every one of the 18 holes, making notes whether I executed the shot or not. This method certainly makes the range more exciting and gives you something to concentrate on instead of just hitting golf balls one after the other.
Recommendation 3 Golf Swing Tips Seniors – making the putts I feel I would have had.
Once I have finished my range balls I then proceed to the putting green, this covers two things in the fact that once I have made a few practice putts, I can then make the length putts I feel I would have had to make when I was playing my ‘imaginary 18 holes on the range’ – believe me if you try this method the next time you are practicing on the range it gives you such a great feeling of actually playing the round without the actual walking in between shots aspect!
If necessary I also go to the practice bunker area to play a few long or short range bunker shots that I feel I would have had to play in the imaginary round of golf too, this then really gives me a total feeling of playing all of the necessary shots I would have had to play.
To round of the practice session I also throw in a few chips shots around the green either playing with a sand iron or pitching wedge, once gives me a high ball flight the other a lower bump and run sort of shot. So when I am next playing my home course I now have that feeling of playing every shot I will play that day, all I have to do then is replicate the same mindset and trust in your golf swing.
In previous articles I have covered off quite a few areas for the senior golfer to focus on, one in particular I think that you will enjoy is the golf chipping tips plus getting additional power and distance out of your current golf swing, both have video tutorials to compliment them so I am sure you will find them informative and also beneficial to improve your golf game, here are the links:
Golf Chipping Tips : CLICK HERE
Unlocking a bit more power from your golf swing with some more golf tips for seniors : CLICK HERE
These 3 recommendations may or may not help your golf game in the exact format, but if you can design or tailor your thought pattern whenever you are hitting a golf shot, you will find that your golf ball striking and distance control will greatly improve. Remember golf is 90% in your head, but if you do something regular enough it will all become second nature and you will definitely improve your golf scores.
I hope that you have enjoyed these golf swing tips senior golfers, please visit my site again in the near future when I will be adding more tips that can enhance your golf game.
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Keep hitting the ball straight and keep enjoying your golf!