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Golf Tactics For New Golfers – 3 Things You Must Know

For all those individuals starting out enjoying this wonderful game of golf, all of the recommendations and opinions with regards to the golf swing have to be pretty overwhelming. If a person were to take everything they listen to seriously, swinging a golf club must seem more complicated than brain surgery. I have put down several golf points for new golfers with the aim of simplifying, not further complicating the golf swing.

To simplify, to be able to strike the golf ball consistently with as little side spin as possible, we are going to look at three areas:

1. The set-up. In contrast to setting up to the golf ball with the thought of creating as much club speed as possible (you aren’t there yet), visualize being in a position to hit the ball squarely, as opposed to a slicing, or glancing blow. If you were to look down on the ball, and the target area would be at twelve oclock on the ball, ideally you would want to hit the ball at about seven oclock and would exit the golf ball at about one oclock. If finished with a club head that is square to the golf ball (not opened or closed), you will be able to send the ball having a slight counter clockwise spin, or hook spin. For the new golfer, that will provide you with the maximum length.

2. Balance. Of all of the golf approaches for the new golfers, this might be the most critical, because it is impossible for any golfer at any level to become consistent without maintaining correct balance. But instead of getting into a long discussion on everything that goes into balance, let us keep it simple. Think about keeping the spine straight and upright during the swing. Keeping a straight spinal column will allow an unrestricted turn with the least level of resistance, making for less moving parts. It will also keep the head still, allowing you to better focus on the ball during the swing. A straight spine with some flex in the hips and knees will help you to be more balanced, giving you more consistent ball-striking.

3. Ball concentration. You will find there’s huge difference between looking at the golf ball during the swing and having a total, laser-like aim on the golf ball. It is something that is not pointed out because everyone assumes that you automatically keep your eye on the ball. But that’s not enough. I read once where a professional golfer would juggle two balls in one hand in order to make him better focus on the ball. No matter what training aid you use that will help you with your ball concentration is great, but as one of the golf tips for new golfers, this is a must.

Certainly these only scrape the surface, but at this point your golf training should be kept simple, without getting too technical. But I congratulate you on trying to improve yourself in an endeavour that certainly has many components.