by Bob 4158
Even the President of the United States needs his downtime. When he’s not relaxing in the Hamptons or pulling a bus tour across the nation, his destination of choice is the golf course. In fact, it’s been the preferred game of almost every President. Now, you might not be President yet, but you can still use these tips to improve your game.
Don’t take golf too seriously. Mistakes do happen, and the ability to laugh at your mistakes helps relax you, and it will help you recover more easily from those mistakes.
Examine your club to find its center or “sweet spot.” No matter what brand of golf club you own, it should have this spot; when you strike the ball using the direct center of the club head, you can gain incredible drive length and precision. Take the time to recognize where this ‘sweet spot’ can be found on each of your clubs in order to maximize your game.
It is crucial that you maintain all of your minds focus on the shot that you will be making the next time it is your turn to swing. Make sure you do not let a bad shot get the best of you. If you are still mad at yourself for a mistake you made on the last hole, your swing off the next tee will not go well. Always concentrate on the next shot, and let the past ones stay in the past.
Pay attention to your golf grip. If the golf ball is veering to the right every time, your grip may be too tight. If it is veering to the left, your grip may be too loose. Practice tightening and loosing up your grip on the golf club until you find the one that makes the ball go where you intend.
When considering buying a second-hand golf club, be sure to take a close look at the club head. In many cases, clubs that have undergone extensive use will have a shiny spot on the head. An overused club head is less able to control the ball.
You really don’t have to be President or rich or in any position of privilege to be a golfer. The wealthy and powerful enjoy the game simply because it’s an enjoyable game that anyone can play. Make sure that you’re using what you learned here to improve your game. Take a few strokes off and work on your swing!