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.
A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to try to avoid wearing glasses when playing. This is important because your prescription or sunglasses may actually effect your depth perception and cause you to perform sub-par. Of course, if prescription glasses are needed you would most likely need to have contact lenses as a backup option.
A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to make sure that you properly protect your skin while on the course. This is important because often times you will be out there for multiple hours without any shade. Getting a sun burn can do anything from cause minor discomfort, to ruining a vacation, to even more serious issues such as skin cancer.
A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to make sure that you relax your knees and do not pop up when you make contact with the ball. This is important because it can cause you to hit the top of the ball, causing it go go little distance.
Add power to your swing by using your body, not your arms. Lean in to power your shot. Turn with the ball on the downswing. This lets you use the power of all of the muscles in your body to get a better shot, instead of being limited to just your arm muscles.
Gripping the putter is very important not just at address, but throughout the putting stroke. Maintain soft but sufficient pressure at address, and keep your pressure constant throughout the address and stroke. This will help prevent any jerky movements that may cause you to push or pull the ball at contact.
A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to make sure that whenever you hit the ball your main goal is accuracy, with distance second. A ball that is hit short but that is on good line with a good second opportunity is far better than one hit further but in poor lie or with poor visibility to the green.
Keep your head down! Your natural instinct is to immediately lift your hear up to see where the ball is going, but it is important to make sure you make accurate contact between the club and the ball. Turn the ball face up so that you see the logo. Imagine that the middle of our club hits that logo and watch as you do it. Look up after contact is made.
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!