Five Tips to Help Improve Your Golf Game

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Whether you’re a beginner or have been playing for years, it never hurts to make time for practice. After all, practice makes perfect! You’d be amazed at just how much your skillset would improve simply by practicing 30 minutes once a week. Here are some tips to keep in mind the next time you hit the green to practice.

  1. Work on your alignment. Before swinging, make sure your clubface, feet, hips, and shoulders are aligned properly. Alignment is crucial in hitting your target. Stay relaxed and balanced, don’t tense up.
  2. Keep your connection. Use your shoulders to take the club back and don’t allow your hands to get too far ahead of your body rotation; this can be prevented by delaying your wrist hinge until the shaft is parallel to the ground. The golf club should turn with your hands, arms, and body in a one-piece takeaway.
  3. Leave yourself some room. You’ll want enough space to swing the club down into the ball from inside the target line. If your body is in the way, preventing you from doing so, then you didn’t complete your backswing. Make a full turn with the upper body going back rather than just relying on your arms to take the club back.
  4. Lead with your hips. The downswing happens quickly, so there isn’t much time to think. Start the process with hip rotation.
  5. Extend your right arm. Practice extending your right arm, keeping it extended at your target during the follow-through; this helps with accuracy. Leading with your hips, as mentioned in the previous tip, will help keep your upper body behind the ball through impact. While shifting your weight into your left leg with a hip bump, power, and higher trajectory will be provided.