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Here, in this article, you will get to know about the 22 tips that you can use as a beginner. You will find everything related to short game tips, mental game tips, how to swing perfectly in golf and much more.
Here Are 22 Golf Tips for Beginners to Know
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1: When to Leave the Flag in the Hole
We suggest our users to putting with the flag in the hole unless and until the flag is inclined towards you and you are present at the edge. Dave Pelz performed a test on this and find out that a greater number of shots will go in having the flag in the hole.
2: What to Look at When Hitting the Golf Ball
Many people ask where to focus when you are about to hit the ball. Well, they should focus on the back of the ball to concentrate at the point where they want to hit. The inside back part of the ball helps me in making a good swing from inside and the ground on the target side of the ball makes it’s easy to move to the point where the clubs have to hit the ground.
The golfer should also focus on the ball area and rather observed the swing path away and again back to the ball where the balls need to end. In the end, I must say it is great to keep your eye on the ball, but your mind’s eye should be focused on the target.
3: Par 4 Club Selection
Many golfers when come to par 4, automatically hold the driver. Well, before making this decision check the layout of the hole. By doing so, you can make sure whether it is required or not. Because in some cases it is not the best choice.
By auto holding the driver, you are making difficulties in play. Sometimes, it is a better choice to hit a 5-iron of the tree rather than a 5-iron of green.
Tiger has won the tournament by just hitting only a few drivers. We must say think before you drive.
4: Don’t Force the Wrong Club Choice
Some people thought they will need only one club. A guy brings only one club and later he realized he needs a larger club. Then instead of going to bag and bringing another club, he tried to strengthen the shorter iron to the green.
By doing so, as expected, the ball will stop early and guess what in the worse position.
Had this bring the whole bag?? Or some extra clubs to have options that are needed.
5: Hit Drives with Higher Loft If Your Accuracy is Struggling
If you are even a beginner, then you must know the more loft is the more accuracy is. If you put extra loft on the ball it will put backspin on the ball, and it will not easy to sidespin on the ball.
6: Focus Only on Where You Want the Ball to Go
When you are just about to hit the ball, your brain must know what to do and what to not. If your mind says don’t go in the water or bunker, then guess what happened??
Your ball can fall in the water or bunker even if there is only a very small space you could hit your ball. We suggest you focus on where you want to move your ball.
7: Play a Round of Golf with 3 Clubs
You must try to play golf sometime only with the wedge, mid-iron, and putter. You will get surprised by the number of scores you will get. We have experienced this and find out that it helps us in becoming a smart player. Moreover, by doing so you will find that distance is not that important for good scores.
8: Set Bigger Goals that Push You Out of Your Comfort Zone
What if for a while you would have to think about the goals that make you nervous?? Well, for a little while stretch yourself and think of goals that bring you out of your comfort zone as sometimes it is necessary.
9: Start a Round Off by Playing Conservative Initially
When you are a beginner or you are not so sure about the shots, we suggest you use the conservative shots. After getting the full confidence that you can properly hit your ball you can be more aggressive in this regard.
10: Use Extra Club on Colder Days
When you are playing golf in the morning when its cold and you are not loosened up. We suggest you take an extra club and never choose the same hitting point that you use normally. However, you can use the same location again when your body warms up.
11: Play with Strategy, Don’t Gamble
Golf is just like playing blackjack in the casino. You can win one or two matches, can have gambling and emotional risk but at the same time, you will lose money.
To get better scores, you should make and understand the proper strategy and organize yourself.
12: Adjust the Length of Your Golf Swing
If the shot is less, then a full swing then changes your position by changing the length of the swing. You should not try to hit hard or jerk the ball etc in this situation.
You should not have any tension in your mind while making a swing as it can affect the direction and you can also lose the control. Work with some gravity and try to make a pendulum-like swing that is much better for distance compatibility.
13: Adjust to the Course Conditions
It is not mandatory that grass conditions will always the same. It is quite possible that during your course there are dew drops, the grass I larger, ground firms up and such others. So, before playing focus on the grass so that you know how to get your putts close.
14: Practice with Instinct for a Change
You should try playing golf without distance. By doing so, you can be more in touch with your innate instead of just pushing a club to a specific distance.
15: Clean Your Grooves on the Golf Club’s Face
Everyone should try to clean the grooves after every shot. We know that it will take more time to hit a ball however it is beneficial. By doing so, the club will behave and respond the same to every shot.
As there is some gap between the practice shots you can mimic what is happening on the course.
16: Control the Ego
If you are having an ego on the golf course then you are going to be in difficulty. Hitting so hard, making the risky swings can affect your shots and scores. Control on your ego and you will probably have better scores.
17: Play the Most Confident Shot Selection
If the shot is making nervous, then you can try another club or different shots. Confidence is very important while making a shot. It is very difficult to make a perfect shot even when you have a very slight doubt.
18: Don’t Over-Train and Risk Injury
You should always make use of your common-sense during practice and training. If you are having a little muscle soreness that is ok. However, if you are facing the joint pain then we highly suggest you take an off for one or two days. It is better to take leave for one or two days rather than missing for weeks. Sometimes, due to chronic injury, you may have to take leave for months. You must know the rest is also important.
19: Commit to the Golf Shot with 150%
Make a decision and be confident about the shot that you pick. If you are not sure about it then due to nervousness you will not be able to make your best shot.
20: Stay Down on Shots Below Your Feet
If the ball is present below your feet, you must stay down on the shot. I have mishit two or three shots because of not focusing on this point.
21: Pay Attention to Pin Locations of Upcoming Holes
When you are playing the course and moving from hole to hole, keep an eye on the coming greens where the target position located. At different positions, you will have to make different decisions.
22: Be Selective of Tee Location
You should always prevent getting into the tee area and putting your ball on the tee. Instead, you should think which side of the tee is best to make the best hit that you are going to make. You are able to make a ball up to the twice of club length from the tee markers. Always make the decision wisely.
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