Any beginner golfer will take some time to make those perfect shots and maintain them across time. The main factor behind those perfect shots is the golfer’s swing. Often when we analyze any golfer’s swings, we find distinct differences between different people. Based on our analysis and observations, we bring you 5 tips to improve your swing, so you can hit shots across the tee right into the holes, just like a pro.
Tip #1: Take the right club for the right shot
Anyone who plays golf knows that it is not a game to be played with excessive force. Your shots need to be well-thought-out and precise. For this, the kind of club you choose makes a lot of difference. The wrong golf club will make it harder for you to make the shot, and result in a disastrous shot. You will also need more force to make a shot, which may make you feel off-balance, therefore affecting your shot.
Unless you use the right golf club for every shot, your swings will be inconsistent throughout. Here is a tip to play an easy game- use a four-iron instead of a five-iron, a three-wood instead of a five-wood, and so on. The one extra club will help you in making the perfect shot by a large margin. The only thing you need to remember- straight goes far.
Tip #2: Good swings are not arm-related only
In the few moments before making a shot, do not think too much about bringing your arms swinging in from the back, or tilting your arms the right way. Over analyzing will definitely ruin your shot, and more importantly, not every swing is always about the arms. Yes you heard us right. A back swing is best executed with your arms in front of you, which lets the trail elbow fold a little sooner, giving the shot the perfect elevation it needs. A back swing can be thought of as coiling a spring before it is released. The muscle tension created will release a powerful downstring, setting the golf ball off in a better way.
Tip #3: Keep your right forearm parallel to the spine
To stay at the top of the golf game, make sure your arm positions are steady and correct. Keep your right arm parallel to your spine. This ensures that your swing is on the right swing plane with the clubface at the proper angle to the ground.
Tip #4: Never be hasty in your shot
Golf is not a game to be played hurriedly. No matter which shot you want to make, if you do it hurriedly it will not turn out to be as good as you expected it to be. Any hurried shot could in fact make the ball slower rather than faster. Therefore, maintain a steady speed while hitting a shot, not too fast or too slow. And when your golf swing starts to break down, the best action to take is to slow down your swing and relax for a while.
Tip #5: Gripping your golf club too tight? Stop!
In most sports, it pays to hold your equipment tightly- whether it be a tennis racket or a cricket bat. However in golf, this does not hold true. Grip pressure can significantly impact your shot in golf, and unfortunately it is one of the most overlooked factors when this game is played. If you grip the club too hard, the club won’t release properly. This leads to a huge loss in power, and also prevents the club from squaring up at impact, so your ball doesn’t go in the direction it needs to. If you assume there to be a rating system between 1 and 10 where 1 is the loosest you can hold a club and 10 is the tightest, the ideal amount of pressure on your club should be about 4, allowing you to swing properly without keeping too tight a grip.
Now that you know about these helpful tips, your tee time will get a lot more fun, since you can play amazing shots with consistent distance and accuracy. Did you like our tips to improve your golf swing? If you have some more tips to add, we would love to hear them! Make sure you comment your favorite tip below!