81. On short-iron shots.
When it comes to short iron shots, it is best that you are able to shift your weight, in order to execute a weaker swing, which comes from your arms only. Some players actually leave only about 10 to 40 percent of their on their back leg, when the club makes impact with the ball. By doing this, you would be able to make your iron shots more effective.
82. Hitting the ball in the sand.
When you hit the ball in the bunker, you should keep in mid that there is a tendency for you to dig your feet into the sand. When this happens, you would actually be making your club longer. With that, when you make a swing, your club may have a tendency to hit the sand, which not a good idea. To play it safe, either you make sure that your feet do not dig into the sand, or choose a shorter club.
83. The golf swing.
The golf swing in general should be done in a smooth and natural motion. In other words, it should not be too quick, too slow, jumpy, or jerky. If you observe professionals do it, you would notice that they execute their swings in a fluid and almost effortless manner. To achieve this, you need to become more conscious of your stance. Aside from that, you should also practice proper breathing techniques.
84. Unnecessary body motion.
If you want to come up with a swing that is pretty effective, then you should eliminate unnecessary body motion, especially lower body motion. This is to ensure that precision is achieved when you are making your swing. When you are able to achieve that, then you can become more consistent on your swings, and be able to experience improvements in performance.
85. The grip.
Learning about the different types of grips is essential to delivering better strokes. In general, there are actually three types of grips, and they are called 10 finger, interlock, and overlap. For beginners, it is best to do it with the interlock grip. This is because this type of grip can help you use your hands as one piece, instead of having them fighting against each other when you swing.
86. The right stance.
When it comes to having the right stance in playing golf, there are lots of things that you need to focus on. Some of these things would include your knees, your feet, your back, your hands, your shoulders, and the position of the ball. For example, when it comes to your knees, you want to bend it a little, so that you can achieve proper balance.
87. Creating equilibrium.
The kind of swing that you can execute can often determine the kind of performance you can have for each hole. Thus, it is best that you do it good consistently. To make sure that it is the case, you need to create equilibrium with the ground, by keeping your knees bent a little, while your feet would be shoulder width apart. By doing this, you can achieve a certain balance, which can improve the standard of your swing.
88. Shots going to the right.
If your shots have a tendency of going to the right, it is often a result when your body would move towards your left, when you do your swing. What you can do about it is to release your hands quicker in hitting the ball. By doing this, you would be able to see marked improvements when it comes to the accuracy of your shots.
89. Develop good flexibility.
Before you start playing golf, it is best that you develop good flexibility first. There are actually lots of reasons behind that. One of which is the fact that there is a possibility that you can injure yourself on the course, if you are not flexible enough. Aside from that, your flexibility can also greatly affect the power of your shots, as well as its smoothness.
90. Enroll in a golf training course.
To get started in playing golf at the right path, one of the best things that you can do is to learn more about it through a golf training course. However, you should keep in mind that there are different courses available today; and, they are not all the same. Therefore, you should do your research, in identifying the best ones.
91. Watch golf training videos.
Before you go through golf training, it is best that you become more familiar about it. One of the things that you can do for it is to watch golf training videos. By watching these videos, you can see the various steps or methods that are used in training beginners in the sport. With that, you would already have an idea on what you are going to get yourself into.
92. Play with your kids.
If you want to practice your putting, one of the best ways to make it more interesting is to play with your kids with it. When you play it with your kids, you won’t even notice how much time you have already practiced your skill. Aside from that, you may even discover that your kid is actually quite a good putter himself.
Woods is a term that is used to refer to the kind of golf clubs, which are used by golfers. The woods golf clubs are those that have larger heads, which look like big bulbs. You want to make use of these types of golf clubs if you need the golf ball to travel a great distance after making your swing, since they are designed to be that way.
Irons golf clubs are called as such, due to the material used in making them. Irons are the clubs that are used when a golfer wants to achieve better trajectory. However, you can also choose to use an iron, even if you need the ball to go sailing a hundred or more yards in one swing, by simply selecting those with lower numbers. Wedges and higher numbered irons are used for bunkers, or for high arching shots.
Putters, as they are called, are used for putting. They are specifically designed as the clubs to be used when you are already inside the green. They are made in a way that you would be able to achieve a better aim for the ball, in order to sink it into the hole, with the least number of shots.
96. Trust your instinct.
When it comes to choosing your golf clubs for certain shots, it is also best to trust your instinct for it. There may be times that you have a gut feeling to use an iron instead of a wood for a certain shot, but your books would tell you otherwise. However, it is always best to trust your instincts, since lots of people have proven it right.
97. Wear comfortable clothing.
In playing golf, it is best that you choose clothing that you are comfortable with. You need to make sure that your arms are able to move well with the kind of shirt that you are wearing. Aside from that, your clothing should also be chosen in accordance to the kind of weather the golf course is having. Wear comfortable clothing, so that you would be able to move freely, and focus more on your shots.
98. Read news about golf.
Reading news about golf can provide you with a lot of benefits. For one, reading news can actually offer you information about whether the professional golfer whom you considered the best has won again, or has been beaten. Thus, it can inspire you or keep you motivated in improving your game. Aside from that, it can also provide you updated information about the sport in general.
99. Watch tournaments.
If you are still going to go through some training in playing golf, prior to that, you should watch tournaments. By visiting golf courses to watch tournaments, you would be able to witness the kind of excitement the game can offer. Aside from that, you can also become more familiar with the environment.
100. Be inspired.
Being inspired in playing the game of golf is very important. This is because, it can help you have that drive to continuously work hard in order to improve your performance. Inspiring yourself can be done in a lot of ways. Aside from checking out professional golfers play, you can also talk about the game with your golfing buddies. Moreover, gathering more information about it, especially newer techniques, can also get you inspired.
101. Be patient.
Once you start playing golf, you can’t expect yourself to become very consistent in your performance immediately. You should be patient; this is because improving your game can take some time to achieve. When you are patient, you would be able to wait long enough to see the fruits of your labor.