Jumping into any new activity can be a trying time. From learning all of the ins and outs of rules, getting the right equipment and lastly, making sure your moves, swings, jumps and what have yous are right up to par is another thing entirely. Anyone knows that practice makes perfect and the game of golf is no exception. To master this art, an immense amount of time, concentration and commitment is needed. But having said that, getting your game to a place you want it to be at doesn't have to be as big of a headache as you might have imagined. With some of the simple tricks and tips below, you'll be teeing off with the pros in no time.
The first tip to really revolutionizing your game is having a set of goals and keeping to a relatively close rubric on how you want your improvements to play out. Make a list of the things you want to improve up, then with the knowledge of how much time you will realistically be able to lend to the endeavor, create a roadmap for your progress. Want to be able to get your ball successfully out of a sandtrap, make that your goal. Want to bring more precision to your follow through? Add that one too.
Now, let's get down to the specifics. The key to any great swing is your center. Imagine the striations of a roadway. Keep your feet firmly planted in the "opposite lane" while your club stays in the oncoming traffic lane. Make sure the ball is in the oncoming traffic lane and your feet firmly planted in the other. Imagine the ball to be a car that is parked just off the tip of your left foot. As you go to take your swing, add a little more pressure to your right leg. As the club comes down to make contact with the car (or the ball), switch up your weight distribution and allow the left leg to take more of the grunt.
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The next best thing you can do to improve your game is really focusing on the your finger and hand distribution as it relates to the club. Depending on your dominant hand you will need to switch this up a little bit, but for the sake of this piece, let's pretend we are all right handed. To begin, place your left fingers on the club and allow your thumb to fall right on top, point right to the ground. Now, take your right hand and place it in such a way that it is directly covering your left hand and thumb. Depending on how long or short your fingers are, try either intertwining your fingers or for the short digited golfers, lock your left pink with your right index finger to get a great, secure swing.
Lastly, you will want to be acutely aware of how tight you are gripping the club. A grip that is too tight will end up hurting your swing. Loosen up a bit. Imagine the golf club to be a ketchup bottle. You don't want to apply too much pressure as you would end up with ketchup everywhere.