Watch golf……..better yet, make it a goal to attend a PGA or LPGA event every year. The atmosphere is electric, especially for a pup like me. You have the chance to see the best players in the world playing on some of the most picturesque courses. And if this does not ignite your passion for the game, nothing will!
So, how does the average golfer learn from the best players in the world? Well, there might be more opportunity than you think, as the game has evolved. The average golfer looks more like a shooting guard or wide receiver than what we know as the stereotypical golfer. They dress well, work out and oh yeah, bomb it down the fairway!
Here are some of my observations that I would like for you to consider in your quest to improve your game:
I don’t need to remind you that this is my favorite part of the game! Quit moving around so much. Amateur golfers have a lot of body movement when putting. They pick up their head quickly to watch the roll of their putt. Tour players stay calm and still, with minimal body movement. Quick Tip: Set your weight a bit on your front foot, focus on dead solid contact and commit to your line. Limited body movement allows the club to swing freely, helping the club to square up at impact.
Hit It Longer
The pros golf swings are powerful and rhythmic. They are athletic and strong. Quick Tip: Fitness and technology can help you it further. All club heads look great, but make sure your shaft is properly fit to your swing. Try to stretch and do some kind of weight training. You will feel better, have fewer back issues and ultimately gain distance. It’s easy, get a full should turn, hit the inner part of the golf ball and continue your swing to a perfect position. A full finish position guarantees maximum club speed through the hitting area.
Control Your Emotions
The tour players are in some ways robotic in their movements, but that is how they control their heartbeat and anxiety level. After all, one shot can cost someone thousands of dollars! No matter what comes their way they remain composed. Quick Tip: Enjoy the process of playing golf and don’t overreact to situations that present themselves during a round.
See you on the course!