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The Beginners Guide To Golf Success

The Beginners Guide To Golf Success

No sport is more difficult to learn than golf. It frustrates players beyond belief because of the numerous different body movements and motions that need to be taken into account. Having a bad round or two may make you start to doubt your game but in times like this, it's important to take a step back and remember the basics. Here are 4 easy tips and tricks to keep in mind when trying to get your game back on track.

Tip 1: Bend Your Knees

A key part of any golf swing is bending your knees, so simple that it tends to be forgotten about. Sometimes your knees are too close together and other times too far apart. Before each swing, spend an extra second or two to make sure you have your knees properly bent so that your body is doing most of the work in generating power and not your arms.

Tip 2: Rotate Your Shoulders

To strike the ball better, it is important that you rotate your shoulders. You want your shoulders to be square with the ball when you get to the highest point of your backswing as well as want your forearm to be parallel with your spine. The combination of these will all you have an effortless transition into your backswing.

Tip 3: Stop Deceleration

We've all done it before; you get up to the ball, have a clean backswing, slow down the club before you hit the ball, and CHUNK. The ball ends up 6 yards in front of where you started. Decelerating the club head can be easy to notice but tough to break out of. You need to make sure you are consistent with your swing speed from beginning to end to avoid the dreaded 6-yard-CHUNK.

Tip 4: Work On Your Putting

Let's be honest, one of the worst possible feelings is getting to the green after a couple of nice shots and 3-putting. This one may seem a bit obvious but should not be taken for granted. Putting alone accounts for over 50% of your strokes and if you can't get the ball in the hole then that beautiful drive and approach shot you had mean nothing. Spending extra time working on your putting may be tedious and boring but will make all the difference in shooting a birdie versus a bogey.

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