THE Golf Tips
THE Golf Tips
Now that the US Masters at Augusta has drawn to a close with the swashbuckling Sergio Garcia taking the spoils and well deservedly, I am going to go over THE golf tips that will get your game underway for the forthcoming season, whether it be the mental part of your game, your short game or your golfing equipment – being better prepared for the season ahead will help your game.
It’s that time of year when we all start thinking about the warmer weather approaching, the drier golf courses now that it is no longer winter rules and our current golf equipment that we have in our bag for the season ahead, these few pointers might just help you get off to a flying start for the golfing season now upon us.
When we have not seen or touched our golf equipment for the last few months it is worth spending a bit of time making sure that we dust off the cobwebs and check that everything is in working order, the areas I would suggest a once over on would be:
Golf Shafts – make sure that they are free from pit and rust marks and if they are not then giving them a once over with some warm soapy water and buff them up so they are free from any dirt.
Golf Grips – golf grips need to be changed at least every 50 rounds of golf, so make sure that all the golf grips are in good condition and that there are no splits or warn down areas that could affect your golf game, if any need changing then this is the time of year to do it.
Golf Bag – it’s always worth it at this time of year to go through your golf bag and pockets to make sure that anything collated from last year’s games is not sitting in your golf bag pockets, you would be surprised what you will find from old beer cans, food packaging and general rubbish what has accumulated from the last time you played – you might also find some sleeves of golf balls that might come in handy so well worth a spring clean in your golf bag.
If any of your golf equipment is in need of change then this is the time of year to visit your local golf professional shop or golf retail outlet to still pay out of season rates – and as per previous articles of golf club shafts and the best for your swing speed and golf game, well worth a read before you do purchase any new hardware golf equipment – CLICK HERE for the article.
Practising at the Golf Driving Range
As always before you venture out onto the golf course for your first round of the season it’s well worth a few visits to your local golf driving range to iron out any old habits or rusty golf swings, or it may be an option if the money permits is to have a refresher one off golf lesson to cover the basics from the golf grip, posture, stance and general overview of your swing to get it back into the groove – even the top golf pro’s in the world have regular golf lessons so it would be well worth the money to get the most out of your golf game for the season ahead.
If you are not going to have a lesson then use the range for practice and habit forming not to just go there and try and ‘bomb’ driver all of the time, you have to remember that good golf scores are made from 120 yards in from the flag, so when you do go to the range for practice just hit 70% of the balls with all of your wedges and up to about the 9 iron, even the top pro’s in the game spend the majority of their time honing this part of their game – I think you should too also – for an article on the best way to use the driving range CLICK HERE.
As far as I am concerned this is the most important part of all for everyone’s golf game, if you not in the frame of mind then your golf can be disastrous so learn how to use the mental game on the golf course, the points you always need to work on are:
1. Always remember to have fun on the golf course, I don’t mean getting drunk and screaming and shouting fun I mean just enjoying the fact that you are playing golf and playing a game that you love sort of fun. Even when you have bad shots get over it and look forward to the next shot when you are going to split the fairway or put a shot into about 12 inches from the flag.
2. Take your driving range game onto the golf course, this is a lot harder than you think but if you can do this then you will be on the right track for good scoring rounds, so trust your golf swing and only have swing thoughts on the driving range and not on the golf course and don’t try and fix problems on the golf course because they will only get worse and ruin your round.
3. Work on a routine on the driving range that you can take on the golf course and use it at all times when you are out on the golf course, so PRACTICE GOLF on the driving range and PLAY GOLF on the golf course.
Here is another article I put together on the mental game of golf, this article goes into the mental game a bit more in depth – CLICK HERE to read the article.
If I have to advise anyone on how to approach the forthcoming season it would be all of these points first and foremost, if you get these areas underway then you are on track for an enjoyable golfing season ahead.
I hope that this article THE golf tip was useful 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.
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