Golf is a fun and relaxing game for people of all ages. It is also a social game so you get to bond with your friends and meet new ones too. Learning golf is not too difficult; a couple of rounds on the course and you will be whacking a hole-in-one in no time. You can probably get a lot of tips from the instructor at the golf course but in case you do not have one just yet, here are a few things you should keep in mind going into the game:
Your entire body including your feet, knees, hips, shoulders and the clubface should be part of your aim when preparing to hit the gold ball. People often think that if you are right handed and aim right the ball will go right, however the swing often compensates for poor alignment. Therefore you need to think about the entire swing when aiming.
Solid stance and posture
You play gold while standing and your stance will determine how much effort you will put into your swing, You need to build the swing from the ground up. This is why you need a wide, solid and stable stance that is well balanced on both feet. Your swinging posture greatly determines the accuracy of your shot. You need to develop a perfect posture by tilting at your hips and not your waist when you take a swing. Once you get the stance and posture correctly, the rest will be a breeze.
Gripping the club
A weak grip can cause a lot of nasty accidents on the golf course. It is also important to have a good grip for a strong and steady swing. You should practice holding your club correctly even when you are not playing. You should consider carrying your club home and practice your hold every time you walk past it in the house so your hands can get used to the correct gripping position.
Use the driving range
You should practice in the driving range sessions before you go on to the gold course. Most range sessions usually take about fifty balls lasting for at least thirty minutes. Every ball should get two practice swings. These sessions will help you apply the aiming, stance, posture and grip before you start playing on the course.
Start with the lofted club
The lofted club is the best club to use as a beginner when practicing your stance and swing. It helps improve your posture and get a cleaner strike at the ball. Seeing your ball take a nice high flight can help build your confidence on the course.
Practice with all your clubs
In golf, a player is allowed a combination of 14 clubs in their set of clubs. You should become familiar with how to use all these clubs before you can play a game and stand a chance of winning. You should start practicing with your pitching wedge and continue mastering each of the clubs in the set until you are comfortable using all of them. You should learn the driver last because it is quite a difficult club to use.