I’m not sure what it is, but some days on the golf course feel like I’ve never played the game of golf before that day, while others feel smooth and fluid, like I’d be ready to go pro tomorrow!
You might be able to relate to me.
I’ve never played a sport that’s more intricate, yet, so simple. I mean, just put the little white ball in the hole, right!?
Well, as simple as it sounds, if you don’t spend a lot of time in the middle of the fairway, every swing is considerably different. Your ball could be on the side of a hill, under a low hanging tree, in the mud, on an ant pile or in a patch of weeds.
Needless to say, in order to be effective not only in the middle of the fairway, but everywhere else, you’ve got to perfect your swing. With that said, unless you get an outside perspective from someone who knows what to look for, you’re going to have a difficult time getting your balls back into the fairway.
Three Simple Tweaks that Drastically Improved My Golf Game
1. Stop pushing with your left hand.
If you’re a baseball or softball player, this is probably your biggest struggle with the game of golf. Instead of using your right hand merely for supporting the club, you’re attempting to use if for its muscle. A good golf swing should and is controlled by the left hand. Let the club do the pushing. All you have to do is make good contact with the ball.
A good hint that you are using your right arm too much is a slice. You actually will open up the club face when using your right arm, causing your shot to slice.
2. Your real swing should be EXACTLY like your practice swings.
How many of use are guilty of this one. You step up to the ball. You’re about a hundred yards away. You take two or three quick practice swings, and then you completely botch up the actual swing because you either tried to kill the ball, bent your left elbow or took your eye off of it and hit it fat!
3. When gripping the club, you should be able to see one or two knuckles on your left hand.
In speaking about slices, on top of using my right arm too much, I used to have my left hand rotated too far to the left to where I couldn’t see a second knuckle. Simply rotating my hand to the right a bit drastically improved my slice.
In conclusion, I hope these three things might possibly help you in your golf game. I’m definitely no head golf pro at Boca Point, but feel that I’ve golfed enough, and improved my score by over ten strokes with these techniques, to be able to share them with you.
And if you’re wondering why I mentioned Boca Point just a second ago, it’s an amazing place for all sorts of occasions ranging from golfing to even renting Boca Point for a wedding. So if you reside in or find yourself in Florida, you might want to check it out.