Tips for Improving Your Field Shot
Golf involves a type of game with clubs and balls, which is played outdoors where different special clubs that feature long shafts are used for hitting a small white ball from prescribed starting points into holes in specific locations.
The primary objective of this game involves completing a course in as few shots as possible. This game can be very complicated. I have personally seen this game in its more complex levels, particularly when it comes to the golf-swing regarding a mechanical-standpoint. However, within my profession and study, I have discovered that learning how to play this game and learning the mechanisms of swinging well is not the same.
The first mistake I picked up with many golfers is the way they hold their golf clubs. The hold is too firm when it comes to the arms and too relaxed in the fingers. This results in poor control over the club and forces the golfer to use more muscles than they should in their swing.
Try and imagine picking up a glass or cup with soft fingers and stiff arms. It would probably spill, or you may even drop it. This same principal associated with control applies to golf clubs. You should hold your golf club firmly in your fingers which will help your ball to bounce off your club. This way, you are given more control along with greater touch on the green. This will also do away with that urge to hit at or slap the ball.
One of the easiest ways I have discovered, that helps leaners get the feel for this technique, is having them pull on Thera Bands or an exercise-band which is firmly held in their fingers while they pull in 1 fluid motion using only a few muscles. You will find when you pull too fast or when you pull from the shoulder or elbow; you will experience tension in the torso and your arm. When doing these exercises, your fingers will become stronger as well as instil the feeling of swinging your golf club gently with firmer control.
As soon as you start to grasp this technique, you will begin to notice that your game starts to improve. You will also achieve a single fluid motion which will allow your ball to bounce correctly off the club. As soon as you have mastered the secure feeling in your fingers and the gentle swing motion, you start to tap into the abilities to achieve creative shot-making. To play at your very best as well as have fun make sure you keep things simple.
The abilities and skills to go down and up consistently around each green are what truly separates good players from “fringe” players in the PGA Tours. The capabilities to get down and up from all conceivable areas around the greens from the rough or bunkers, the learners first need to conquer the low, medium and high pitches to compete against long hitters on these tours.
Many golfers make the mistake of dreaming about hitting the long balls off a tee, yet do not realise that the short-game offers the best way to keep their scores lower. Below are some handy tips to consider and you will start noticing your handicap improving.
1. Hitting a High Flop-Shot
High flop-shots are daunting for many players as you need to commit to these shots. Also, speed throughout your hitting area happens to be essential. If your swing is too slow the shot will be hit heavy, and if you swing is too fast, you increase your chances of hitting a shot that is too thin.
To begin with, place your ball forward in the stance you use, open your clubface while positioning your hands just behind your ball at the address. Make sure you use a wrist-cock that is full on the backswing, making sure your hands remain just behind your ball through the impact. This shot will take much practice, so be patient with yourself. Keep in mind that more training will result in you becoming more proficient with this technique.
2. Hitting a Medium-Pitch Shot
For medium-trajectory pitch shots, play your ball closer to the centre of the stance, positioning both hands over your ball. Use your wrists and hands as you swing your club backwards. On your downswing allow your arms and hands to swing your club-head under your ball as it impacts. Allow the loft of your club-head to move your ball upwards and never try lift your ball from the ground. Finally, allow your arms and hands to follow through.
3. Hitting a Low-Pitch Shot
For low-pitch shots, play your ball off the back toe and position the hands in a slightly forward position. Use minimal wrist action with your take-a-way, making sure the head of the club stays close as possible to the green or ground on your backswing, and your follow through. Once again allow the loft from your clubface to move your ball upwards in the air.
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