How to improve your golf game

How to improve your golf game

If you are serious about golf then you need to look at how to improve your golf game by using the correct golf grip, making sure you have a good shoulder turn, good posture and set up, if you have all of these then you are in a position to improve your golf game for the forthcoming golf season.

The main problem most golfers have is that they do not start at the basics with golf and one bad element in their golf game will have a knock-on effect that will compound the issues and problems, in other words, they will never improve because the basics are not in place.

The golf grip

If your golf grip is wrong from the start you will always have problems with your game unless you have bucket loads of natural talent that enables you to get away with a bad golf grip, in other words, if your golf grip is flawed it will have a continuous effect on your game.

There are 3 main golf grips – The overlapping golf grip, the interlocking grip and sometimes used baseball grip

How to improve your golf game - The Overlapping Grip How to improve your golf game - Interlocking Grip How to improve your golf game - The Complete Golf Grip

    Overlapping golf grip            Interlocking golf grip               Golf grip straight on

The correct golf grip will always feel awkward until you get used to it, but if you are serious about improving you MUST get the golf grip right from the offset.

Good shoulder turn in golf

The majority of golfers seem to think that they are turning their shoulders for the takeaway and backswing but they are in fact just using their arms, if you continue to use your arms will only ever generate little clubhead speed using just your arms, if you get a good shoulder turn you will nearly double your clubhead speed and club head speed equates in to hitting the golf ball farther.

Have a look at this Fred Couples golf swing – watch here

If you get a good shoulder turn ingrained into your golf swing you will not only hit the golf ball further but also be more accurate and consistent.

A good posture and set up in golf is a must

Once you have got the correct golf grip and also generating a good shoulder turn the last thing you need to look at is a good posture and set up routine. You need flex in your knees which enables you to have a better-balanced golf swing, and having a well-balanced golf swing will inevitably lead to a more consistent golf game.

With a bad posture, you will feel that you are reaching for the ball, feeling scrunched unable to hit the golf ball and not being able to complete the golf swing and get the clubhead through the golf ball, get the posture right and you are heading in the right direction.

How to improve your golf game - Posture How to improve your golf game - Good Set Up

I hope that this article how to improve your golf game and if you have any questions regarding this article please do not hesitate to leave me a comment below, I will be glad to respond to any comments left.

Happy Golfing as Always.


Michael Baker
Bogeys to Birdies

Here is another article on how to get the best golf grip for your game…… more here

4 Responses

  1. Great to hear that you enjoyed the article please keep us updated on your progress?

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  2. Richard Simkin says:

    This is a simple and easy to understand the article and really appreciated the content keep up the good work.

  3. Hi Richard,

    Really glad that you enjoyed this post on how to improve your golf game, yes I agree with you the weather here in the UK needs to start getting better to allow all golfers to get out on the course and start enjoying this years golf and also this week leading into the US Masters at Augusta, this event is always the turning point for the start of the season so fingers crossed the good weather is on its way!

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  4. Richard says:

    Great post on how to improve your golf game, it certainly opened my eyes into what I need to be focusing on for the season ahead, just hope this UK weather improves soon to give me the chance to put all of these tips into my golf game.


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