The first step to mastering the game of golf is the correct grip of the club. Many people think gripping a club hard can make the ball go further. Instead of going for raw grip strength, go for a firm, but soft, grip. You will have to find the right balance, like if you were holding an animal. A great way to boost the level of play in golf is to put a friendly wager on the game. Make the prize a round of drinks, or even a full meal. You can spice things up further by making each putt matter in addition to the overall scores. The prize doesn’t have to be huge to be a big motivation!
Keep a proper stance. You can find out if you have a good stance with a simple test: try tapping your toes while avoiding moving your feet. If you are standing correctly, then it should not be a problem tapping your toes. Your lean means everything when putting. Leaning too far back means it’s going to be easy, while a lean far above the balls means it’s going to be too hard. If you want to make the ball fade when you hit it, tighten up your grip. The grip is an important, and often overlooked, aspect of your golf swing. There is still a possibility to hit a fade or a draw despite the strength of the left hand. Instructors usually do fades with weak left hand grip, but there are other alternatives.
As a beginner golfer, be sure to take note of your tee’s height. If you do not have your tee at the height it should be in, you will not have a good drive. Try to have the ball a tad elevated than the mid-section of your club’s face.
Golf clubs have a point known as the “sweet spot.” If the ball is hit at this point, it will fly true. Pracitce using your clubs until you become familiar with the “sweet spot” of each one. Remember, you should strike the ball with this “sweet spot” at the very end of a downward swing.
A good grip is essential if you want a good golf swing. A good grip allows you to hit the different kinds of shots. The foundation of a good grip is the positioning of your top, non-dominant hand, as proper placement will increase your overall accuracy.
Make sure you don’t discourage yourself by golfing with people on a higher level than you. If you are a beginner, find partners and courses that correspond to your level of skills. It’s self-defeating to crush your initial enthusiasm tackling hard courses in groups with players far more experienced than you.