Golf has been enjoyed by millions since it’s earliest days in the 15th century. Obviously, the game as people know it today isn’t exactly like the 15th century version; however, people then, like people today, used it to relax and to hone their concentration skills. The following paragraphs contain a number of useful insights that you can use to up your game the next time that you hit the links.
Wiggling your toes just before your stroke is a good indicator of your readiness for a good swing. If you can do this without difficulty, you are probably leaning too far back from the ball. Lean forward to the point where your feet have a little give, but not too much.
Focus on how you will proceed with the next shot. Don’t dwell on a bad play at the previous hole, or worry about what’s up ahead, but concentrate on the task at hand. Dwelling on past errors will just cause you to make more errors, so just focus on the present.
As you force each drive, the heel of your forward foot should be aligned with the ball. Otherwise, the ball should be placed directly between each of your feet as you swing. When on a slope, you may have to adjust where the ball sits.
Good golfers are as smart and mentally healthy as they are fit. Whatever stressful situations you’re dealing with should be left at home. While you’re on the course, your mind needs to be free and clear.
Refrain from using a unnatural stance. Practice your stance without using the golf club. Stand bent a little at the waist, with flexed knees, and have your arms dropped in front of yourself naturally. Clasp your hands together, then maintain your hold. This is all you need to do to assume a position that is natural, if you are not feeling right at that position you are doing too much.
Self-confidence is important and should remain elevated to master the mental-game of any eighteen holes. As a beginning golfer choose to play easy courses with other golfers who are just starting to play. There is no legitimate reason why you should destroy your enthusiasm by attempting to tackle difficult courses while playing against golfers who have been at it for longer.
Golf as a game has certainly stood the test of time. Now you just need to work it into your game.