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How to Be a Better Golfer

Whether you only play golf during business meetings, or even if you spend all weekend at your local course, becoming a better golfer is usually at the top of any enthusiasts “to-do” list. Hand-eye coordination is an important element in achieving this, but in truth, as the old saying goes; practice makes perfect.

So with that in mind, i’ve compiled this short post in an attempt to help any wannabe Tiger Woods’s out there to improve their game. Have a quick read through and see if you can learn a thing or two from my top tips.

Getting A Better Set Of Clubs

You know how people say “a bad workman blames his tools” to describe someone with poor skills? Well, if we’re talking about golf, that saying goes straight out of the window. Even renowned champion Nick Faldo wouldn’t have got very far with some £200 clubs from Argos, so make sure you purchase the highest quality products possible if you’re seriously trying to improve your results. Mizuno MP 4 Irons may cost a little more than some of the other options out there, but their performance is far superior.

Playing With The Wind

When it comes to strategy, the most common place people fall down usually relates to wind direction. You don’t need to be a meteorologist or mathematics professor to know that wind direction will drastically affect the in-air movement of your ball. So take a moment to determine how strong and weather conditions are, and adjust your swing accordingly.

Aligning The Clubface Properly

The most common mistake make by amature golfers everywhere is impropper alignment of the clubface. To combat this you need to assess your target initially from behind your golf ball, as this will give you the best perspective and should help with the aiming process. Before you align yourself, make sure you place the club directly behind the ball, pointing towards the hole – that way you’ll stand the best chance of getting it to travel in the correct direction.

Having A Sturdy Grip

Just watch how the best professional players in the world hold their clubs. You’ll discover their grip is usually far superior to your own, and this is because they’ve spent a long time working on the ideal hold. So, if you want to improve your swing, improving your grip is essential.

Firstly, it’s important that you grip the golf club with your gloved hand, ensuring the handle is placed in your fingers between the first knuckle and your palm. Then you want to wrap your ungloved hand comfortably around the handle, making sure your thumb and index fingers on both hands form V’s.  These should be pointed somewhere towards the right side of your chest or in the direction of your right shoulder for the best results.

Well, there you go my golfing friends. I hope now you’ll be in a much better position to wow your friends and colleagues. Just remember that this sport is designed to bring people together, so if you do take work-related clients out onto the green, don’t show off your newly acquired skills too much, as they might end up driving a wedge between you (golfing pun very much intended!).

Thanks to Mr Bloomfield for the image

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