Golfers are always looking for great ways to improve their skills. I’ve compiled a list of the top three ways to improve your golf skills without paying an instructor to help you.
Your elbow must touch your hip
One of the biggest mistakes most golfers make is keeping their elbows off their hips. It’s very easy to miss this step as it feels natural for your elbows to stick out to the side, but try to avoid this at all costs. Your elbow touching your hip keeps your racket nice and straight so you have more control when you hit the ball.
Let your golf club do its job
Most golfers think the harder you hit the ball, the further it will go. This is not necessarily true. It takes a precise swing right in the middle of the ball to go far. If you swing too hard and don’t hit the exact part of the club you need, the shot will be sliced or turned into a fresh air shot. Take your time and make sure you hit the right point in the racket. Once you’ve mastered this, hit the ball with more force.
Your whole body should move when you swing. Using only your upper body strength will not give you the full strength that you could get if you put your hips on the swing. As your swing goes down, your hips should follow the same movement. It’s almost like imitating the movement of the golf club. Your hips should swing at almost the same speed as the golf club. Watch the pros on TV when they swing. It’s almost like using their whole body to get the hit.
Swinging the golf club uses many muscles that are normally not used that often. Having a strict training regiment can help you improve your game. The better your core, back, legs, and arms fit, the better the chance you’ll hit the ball correctly every time and with consistency. Your muscles have memory and the more you use them, the more memory they retain.
Golf is a very challenging sport, but if you use the right techniques and preparation it will get easier over time.