Personal Golf Styles
by Carlie Edwards
Developing your own golfing style, do you really need to?
Seems like an obvious statement, but sometimes beginners think
they just need to imitate a professional golf player, and
they'll instantly have golf success. There are no shortcuts
to becoming a good golfer so obviously the above statement
Since no two people are ever the same. We obviously do not
swing at the golf ball in exactly the same way either. You'll
see this example the next time you're at the driving range,
watching row after row of people slapping away at the ball.
You'll soon see that this is very true. Since each person
has his or her own unique body built. We develop our own individual
set of muscles, therefore, if you are to look at the different
size and shape of people, the way they swing their club can
be as different as night and day. Because each person has
unique sets of muscles they will also have a unique swing.
Because golf is an individual sport, you'll find your own
style of playing that will produce the best results for you,
which also contribute to the enjoyment of your game.
In the game of golf sometimes imitation is not necessarily
the best way to go. You can try to copy someone else's style
but that doesn't necessarily mean it will work for you. You
may be better off with a professional coach and a few lessons,
this may help you to find your own groove and help you make
the necessary corrections to your own swing. Should you decide
to try professional coaching try to hire someone that will
work with you and your natural swing ability, rather than
have someone that tries to teach you a general rule that may
not necessarily fit your style.
When looking for professional coaches always try to find
someone that is a top-notch player and teacher is well. A
professional should actually be able to show you how to get
out of the sand trap, hit a fade, or the proper way to putt
from the fringe. The optimal situation would be to find a
teacher that would understand your natural abilities, and
then adjust their advice to suit your specific needs.
Now that you are ready to get started playing the game it's
important not to think too much before taking your shot. Some
people will stand so long over the ball trying to remember
everything the coaches taught them, you'll wonder how they'll
ever get through the entire golf course. It's impossible to
make a shot if your mind is trying to think of everything
you've been taught such as, your grip, where are your feet,
where is the ball and so on. If you make a bad shot, don't
worry about it. You always have another chance to take the
shot again, just take the shot and try to use your natural
way of doing things. Don't keep changing your style just because
you had a bad game, this is one of the worst things that you
There are however some fundamental principles that you need
There are a couple of tips that will help you improve your
Balance is the most important foundation that you need no
matter what type of shot you're making. Keeping your balance
is critical when you strike the ball.
Don't rush yourself on this, unless you're a professional,
you should take all the time you need. By taking your time,
you will develop a method that works best for you.
Golf is like anything else in life, it takes time and it
takes practice. Be patient and try doing everything as naturally
as you possibly can. You'll find yourself getting your first
birdie, your first chip in for par, and before you know it
you'll be breaking 80 on a regular basis.
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