Here are a few tips for improving your game. I got them from the magazine, GolfDigest. this magazine has been very helpful for me. I have been able to improve my game a great deal from what I have learned from this magazine.
To improve your putting tempo you should stroke your putts with a two-beat tempo for a repeating motion. As you do so, think to yourself, ?back and through?. The length of putt will alter your clubhead speed (faster for longer putts). Focus on keeping your tempo consistent. As a drill, putt three balls ten feet away and try to keep them within a three-foot circle of the hole.
To swing in the proper sequence from the top, your lower body shifts, your hands and arms drop along the plane of swing and your hips rotate. Practice with this pump drill. First, swing the club to the top, lower your hands below your waste. Then take the club to the top again. Repeat this two or more times and fire through to the finish.
A big waggle can help you diagnose swing problems and fix them quickly at the driving range. Next time you are at the range for practice, waggle the club back until the club is parallel to the ground. Check both shoulders to make sure you are on track. This is something you can do when no one is around to watch.
Downhill sand shots can be tough, but with this tip maybe you can come out of the pit with ease. Keeping your head stable throughout the swing is the critical element in any sand shot. Try this shot. Kick your right knee in so you don?t have to reach for the ball. Hit bout an inch behind the sand with a square clubface. You must dig into the sand to get under the ball.
This may help you in measuring your short game ability. Hit three 30-yard pitches, chips and bunker shots, putting each ball out. If you are a 21-handicapper or more, you should score at least 27. Say you are from a 10 to a 20, your score should be 24 or more. If you are a single digit player, your score should be 21 or better. You know to work on your short game if your scores are higher.
How can you hit the low stinger? Tee the ball low and play it back in your stance with your hands ahead of it to hit the knockdown 2-iron. Sit a little lower in your setup to get your center of gravity down. Make a full back-swing turn. Often average players try to hit this shot to hard and end up rushing restricting their back-swing and coming down to steeply.
For power, swing a bat. When on the course, try not to think about your swing. Concentrate on the target and the distance to the pin. Use this same routine for every shot. Stand behind the ball on your target line and zero in on a spot a few feet in front of the ball. Now figure your yardage. Repeat the number of yards to yourself three or four times.
You have to get the club moving straight down the target line and have the face square at impact to improve your smash factor. To do this, ?glue? your right elbow to your right side on the downswing. This will prevent an over-the-top slice move. It will also keep the club on the plane and the clubface square to the plane. This delivery position is the key to any swing.
To simulate impact position, from address, try to return the club on the downswing so that it?s in the same position it was at address. It can?t be precisely done, but you want to get close. In your setup, you should have a good balance, flexed knees and a straight back. Your hands should be even with or slightly ahead of the ball, your arms hanging naturally.
With this, you may be able to shorten your swing. Picture yourself standing with your back up against a small doorway. On the back swing, think of pushing your hands up into or over one corner of the doorframe while the club lies across the top. Try to create as wide a back swing arc as possible. Maximize a body coil for power with a relatively short arm swing. This is the perfect blend for consistency.
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