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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Golf Putting Lesson for Beginners

It's sickening to realize how many strokes are lost on the putting green. Have you ever hit the green in regulation and ended up scoring a bogey or worse simply because you missed your putts? It's even worse when you've hit the ball close and you miss a 2 to 7 footer for birdie or par. Sad to say, the majority of us do not make a lot of putts over 8 feet. Within 7 feet though, we should be able to make a good majority of them. We can easily improve our golf scores if we concentrate on making short putts. Practice is what will allow us to become better. Practicing long and mid range putts is important but they rarely go in on one shot. You should practice to lay up to within 3 feet for these types of putts. But we would do better if we focused the majority of our practice on short putts. Pro golfers realize this and it would be good that we do too. Many Professional golfers have missed short putts thus missing their opportunity to play on the weekend.

So newbies, try this drill: find a hole on the practice green and place 6 equally spaced tee's around the hole 1 foot from the hole. Putt from each tee but don't move on to the next tee until you have made it. Take your time and focus on making all 6 putts. Once you have completed all 6 putts, pull the tee's out and move them out another foot. Move the tee's out 1 foot each time until you have reached 7 feet.

It's a good drill that helps you to putt from all angles. It also teaches you how to play uphill and downhill and every break. You'll learn consistency and gain confidence. Use the same routine for every stroke and listen for the ball to fall into the hole. If you practice this drill on a regular basis, your short putts will become more consistent and your score will begin to improve tremendously.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

How to Get a Good Golf Swing With a Few Tips

The golf swing is something that most golfers work hard at improving. Why? Because they want to lower their golf scores. But to get yourself to a better level in golf you will need to practice. Here are a few tips that you can use to get a better golf swing and a better golf score.

A good analogy for the golf swing is music. Tempo, balance, and rhythm are essential in music as it is in golf . So it goes with the golf swing! Good music comes about because of a solid foundation. The same is true with the golf swing you must have a good foundation, namely your stance.

When you practice hitting balls adjust the width of your stance to find the best stance that works for you. Try a different combination of stances, from wide to narrow . If your stance ends up about shoulder width apart you will have matched most golfers. After awhile, you will have found the stance that works for you and if you practice it regularly it will become natural out on the golf course. You will also need to practice the different types of weight shifts throughout the golf swing. This is a very important part of the golf swing and it is more complicated than just shifting your weight back and forth between your feet. The best way to learn weight shift is to take some lessons from a PGA professional .

My next tip involves hitting the golf ball into the wind. Most golfers think that you need to hit it harder when there is a breeze in your face. However this is not true. If you hit your ball with tremendous force your trajectory will suffer. Your swing thought ought to be to swing easy. That tip will help you tremendously.

In conclusion, hit easy into the wind, learn how to have the proper weight shift and the proper golf stance. Combining these 3 things will result in better accuracy, further distance, and lower golf scores. Practice is the key that will get the results you want. Results will become evident if you don't give up.