If you’re looking for a relaxing, fun past time then golf is for you. Golf is a sport that is relatively easy to learn but like many sports difficult to master. Continue reading to find out what you need to know to start to enjoy yourself and improve your golf game. Below mentioned tips will definitely help you to understand the basics of golf and provide a good insight about the technical terms used in the game of golf:

Golf Manners & Ettiquete

    1. You may hear the term “sweet spot” being used when discussing best golf clubs for beginners. The “sweet spot” refers to the area on the club face that gives the best results when striking the ball. Practice using your clubs and making slight adjustments until you become familiar with the “sweet spot” of each club. You should strike the ball with the club’s “sweet spot” at the very end of a downward swing.
    2. Remember to keep going when you are playing golf. Slow play creates a log jam on the course and will annoy the groups playing behind you, much the same as traffic on a road. If your group is slower for any reason, it is you can suggest that the faster group just move on ahead. This is known as “playing through”.
    3. Use the entire body for power when swinging the golf club. Amateur golfers think the strength comes from their forehands or arms, but using just your arms makes for an abrupt, frail swing. Rather moving the whole body will transfer the strength and motion from your legs and torso through to your ball.
    4. If you want to hit strong, tight grip must come in play. The importance of a tight grip is often ignored and misunderstood in golf. While your left hand may be weaker or stronger than average, this should not affect your ability to hit draws and fades. One of the more common ways to hit a solid fade is to lessen your grip on the club with your left hand.
    5. Golf demands unwavering attention like a craftsman. A good golfer has to be ever ready to take a shot upon his/her turn. Golfers are waiting to play and can’t play until after you’ve finished.
    6. By limiting the backswing from going, maximum power is passed on to the golf ball. Although pulling back the club enhances the power of your swing, but when swung back too far, you lose your correct posture resulting in in a mishit which can also cause an injury.
    7. Try to be as natural as possible with your stances. First, try addressing the ball with no club. Do some warming up by Flexing your knees, stretching and have your arms loose at your front. Clasp your hands and hold them together. That’s the natural golf stance in a nutshell. If you feel uncomfortable, then you are trying too hard and you need to relax.
    8.  Golf balls always get lost. Spare your boxes of high-end balls for competitive events or business occasions where you hope to impress someone.
    9. It’s a proven fact now that Graphite Shafts are far more effective than just drivers. Advancement in technology has allowed graphite shafts to be useful for every club you have in your arsenal.
    10. Move your front foot closer to where the ball is set, this will improve the way you slice the golf ball off the tee simply by making little changes to your stance. By closing your stance, you can balance the spin that causes ball slicing often. This will help keep the ball on the fairway.
    11. Consider getting custom-fitted when buying a club. Not every golfer is the same height, weight or body structure. One club will not work perfectly for every golfer. Your swing will benefit from a club that properly suits your body.
    12. Practice your swing as often as you can, even including the use of golf simulation if you can get access to one. You want to always work on other areas of your game, but make sure that your swing is your major focus when you think about what to improve on when it comes to golf.

Now that you’ve learned a few golf fundamentals, your confidence level has probably increased dramatically. As with most things in life, practice makes perfect, get out there and improve your golf game!