If you want to increase the distance of your drive, use a ball color that really contrasts against your pants and shoes. When you are looking down at it, you will quickly instinctively think “I need to get this thing out of here”. It’s not about whacking the ball harder, but meshing with your own clothes psychologically so you use your whole body in the swing like you know you should.
Make sure to keep your hands low during all of your follow-throughs. Doing this will allow you to lower the ball flight. This will also help the trajectory of every shot you take to be lower, and allow you to have better control over where you want the ball to go.
A great way to putting some power behind your shot is to keep your body behind the ball before impact. Make sure your right foot is anchored all the way through, premature lifting of the right foot will take a lot of power out of your shot. You will not get as much distance either.
If you need to hit a golf ball in a way that sends it upward, hit down and through it, letting the club’s loft do the lift naturally. This gives a nice, even arc in the flight path. Remember that golf clubs are designed to have loft, so use it rather than fighting it!
If you want to really drive a golf ball hard with a solid, powerful swing, you have to hit through the ball, not at it. Follow-through is the single most important aspect of a powerful golf swing. If you just aim at the ball and stop, you lose most of the driving force you need to send it sailing.
In sand traps, you cannot put the head of the club down in the sand before you hit the ball. Is it barely dug in? You can improve your chances while practicing by drawing a small perpendicular line (forming a T with your stance) just before the ball in the sand. Aim for this line in your swing, it will help you to hit before the ball in the sand.
Reduce the trajectory of your golf swing by keeping your hands low when finishing your shot. You can try choosing a stronger club or moving the ball farther back in your stance to accomplish a lower flight path, but keeping your hands low on the follow through is the surest way to accomplish this.
When swinging your clubs, remember to power the club with your body and not your arms. Using your body for power creates stronger swings for shots that need to be hit farther and adds a better degree of ball control. If you currently use your arms for power, train yourself to use your body instead.
Golf’s enduring popularity is easily explained by the vast opportunities it presents for athletic improvement and the refinement of sporting skill. Learning more about the game is simply another part of its appeal. For the devoted golfer, reviewing tips like these can be almost as enjoyable as hitting the links for a practice round – almost, but not quite!
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