When practicing your shots at the driving range, warm up by using your clubs with a high loft, such as your 8-iron, 9-iron, and pitching wedge. Using these clubs will help you gain confidence before you move on to harder shots.
Do warm up exercises prior to hitting the green. If you don’t warm up properly, you will find that your swing isn’t up to speed. Raise your arms to your side, and swing them in ever increasing circles. After 15 seconds, switch direction. This will increase the blood flow to your shoulders and will help you to have a full range of motion resulting in an effortless swing.
To achieve the best shot possible, avoid long swings at all costs. The longer your swing is the faster it will go, which will reduce your chance of hitting an accurate shot. The next time you go to the driving range, practice short, compact swings when driving the ball to shoot effectively.
To help you select the right golf clubs you should first go to the driving range and hit some practice shots. All golf clubs feel and play differently; going to the driving range before making a purchase will help you to determine if the clubs are the right fit. Golf Clubs must feel right and the only way to know is to practice with them first.
Even if you’re itching to tee off, hit a few practice shots on the driving range before you start playing for real. Those few extra shots will get you warmed up and ready to play.
If you find yourself playing just as often in the trees as you do in the fairway, take the time to learn how to play a punch shot. By playing a punch with your mid-range irons, you can get a decent amount of distance from the rough without the concern of the loft of your club launching the ball into any tree branches hanging overhead.
Use a couple extra clubs when practicing at the range, on the practice green, or even in a training bunker to ensure a proper alignment and stance in your shots. By placing one club near your feet and one just on the other side of your ball, you can either establish the correct line in advance or go back and check your feet after a swing to see if you had the proper setup.
If you are struggling to hit square shots even after you feel you have your mechanics flowing smoothly, consider the flex of your shafts. By testing out similar clubs at the driving range that have varying degrees of flex in the shaft, you may just find that a change in shaft is all that you need.
In conclusion, you wanted to play golf, didn’t know much about it going in, and now have an idea of what it takes to play it properly. Fantastic! If you have any more inquiries as to what to do, make sure that you re-read the tips above to make sure the fundamentals sink in.