THE golf tips that WILL improve your game

THE golf tips that WILL improve your game

For all you avid golfers looking forward to the 2017 golfing season I have come up with some very simple guidelines you need to take into account if you are serious about improving your game, the golf tips that will improve your game are easy to follow and are sometimes easily overlooked.

Many golfers around the globe nowadays go searching on the internet to find the ‘perfect clubs for their game’ – when in fact they should be seeking the advice of a golfing retail outlet or their local golf professional, these easy to follow steps are a must if you want to have at least a chance of shooting good scores and improving your game.


1. Correct Golf Shaft for your swing

So many golfers nowadays source their golfing equipment online, this is not a bad thing but at least have your swing/club head speed analysed by a professional retail outlet or local professional before you buy the clubs online, I have always been a firm believer that the golf club shaft is the engine room of the golf club, get this part wrong and the already hard game of golf will just get harder to play with the wrong golf shafts in your golf clubs – so get the correct flex in your golf clubs. THE golf tips that WILL improve your game - Golf Club Shaft

2. Buy a golf ball that suits your game

This might seem like a load of hogwash but playing with the wrong ball can seriously affect your golf game, you need to take into account your club head speed so that the ball compresses to suit your swing speed, the golf ball needs to give you the distance you that you need, the ball flight you need to suit your game and also the feel you need for your shot making, short game and also putting.

This might seem like a lot to take in but once again you can be fitted for a golf ball that suits your golf game, once again seek advice from your golf retail outlet or local golf professional who can advise you on the best golf ball to use for your game.

3. Get the correct length of shaft

This is very important in your irons, not so much in your driver, 3 wood or hybrids but very much so in your irons, if they are too long or too short it will only make the game even more difficult to master. The general rule of thumb is that if you are off average height say 5ft 9ins or thereabouts a standard set of irons off of the shelf should suffice for you, but if you don’t fall into that average height category you need to get the length and the lie custom fitted to suit your height and build.

4. Get your clubs re-gripped

At the start of any golfing season when you dust off the cobwebs on your golf clubs and start getting ready for the warmer weather, you need to give your golf clubs a once over, give them a good clean and check the grips, if they are starting to look shiny and tatty, then the time is right for some re-gripping for your golf clubs.

Any local golf professional or golf retail outlet will be able to offer this service and the ballpark figure for the cost of re-gripping is about £5 to £6 per club and that is with a standard Golf Pride Grip, for more durable and longer lasting grips you may pay about £9 per club which includes the cost of the re-gripping included in the price.

5. Get a golf lesson

Even the most talented touring players in the world have regular golf lessons so that means all of us mere mortals should have at least one or two golf lessons per season even if it is just for a refresher to get the basics in place once again. THE golf tips that WILL improve your game - Golfer on Range

The refresher lesson should look at your golf grip, golf stance, your posture and ball positioning, even the great Jack Nicklaus used to have a refresher lesson at least once a year just to cover the basics, get the basics right from the offset your golf game will improve, I am not saying get weekly lessons just a couple per year to ensure that no bad habits creep back into your game.


Another recent article about getting the correct golf shafts/flex for your golf clubs – CLICK HERE to read the article.

I hope that this article has been useful to help you with the golf tips that will improve your game, 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

4 Responses

  1. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Garrett,

    Thanks for your feedback about the article the golf tips that will improve your game. In answer to your question, because of your height I would say that you more than likely need irons that are about 1 inch longer than standard, however this also depends on where your hands are positioned, for example Matt Kuchar is a very tall golfer but he has very low hands in comparison to his height. But as a rule of thumb you should be trying out clubs about 1 inch longer than standard lengths.

    I do not favour any types of golf clubs, I currently have about 5 to 6 different brands of clubs in my golf bag, I hit what suits my game and I don’t get caught up with golf manufacturers marketing hype about longer and straighter, in a previous article I wrote about ‘Accuracy over Distance’ – read it here :

    I think you will find it an interesting read.

    Keep in touch.


    Michael Baker Bogeys to Birdies – Golf Tips for the Serious Golfer

  2. Garrett says:

    This is so helpful. I play golf in my downtime because its very relaxing for me. But the only thing is that, I suck and my swing is inconsistent. I am 6’7, so i might be using the wrong golf clubs. Which size you think i should play with? Which golf clubs do you prefer? Thank you.

  3. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Patrick,

    Thanks for your comments regarding the article The Golf Tips that will improve your game, glad that you got some benefits out of the post – all that I know about Vice Golf Balls is that they are apparently very good and that they originate from Germany – but I will dig deeper and find out a bit more about them.

    Thanks once again for the comments.


    Michael Baker

    Bogeys to Birdies – Golf Tips for the Serious Golfer

  4. Patrick says:

    Couldn’t agree more with your post about the flexibility of the golf club shaft. I’ve never heard the analogy of an engine room applied, but I like it. I haven’t thought much about the actual golf ball that fits my game. I usually purchase what I can afford at the time or knowing how many balls I’ll likely loose on a particular course I play. Do you know anything about this new golf ball I’ve seen plastered all over social media called “vice”? The founders say it’s the same quality as all other top performers but at a fraction of the cost because they carve out “the middle man”. I would love to hear form you on this. Thanks for the post. Looking forward to Spring and warmer weather to golf.

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