I often wonder if most golfers try the golf tips that come across their path on a routine basis. At the Grateful Golfer, I take a great deal of time to offer different tips that might spark their interest. As a beginner, I tried many different tips / drills that were either too complicated for my skill level or did not fit into my exact requirements. Even to this day, I try some of the different drills I come across and try to see if they fit my game or not. Enough about my journey, I wonder if most golfers actually use or try different golf tips to improve their game.
The challenge most beginners just starting to improve their game is creating a plan for improvement. Where does a beginner start? How is possible to create something without the knowledge to understand what is needed. Hence, many golfers use the hunt and peck method to trying golf tips. I have to admit that I was one of those players early in my career. I did not have the understanding to realize that many of the golf tips/drills were not for me and I wasted a great deal of time trying different things.
Where does this leave beginners who legitimately want to improve their game. Well, after years of experience I think I can offer a bit of advice that will reduce the learning curve. This is the world according to me and I rely on my friends and readers to add to my possible course of action.
First, learn the proper grip. I cannot tell you which is best for you, but this is where every players should start. I recommend trying all three (at the range) and deciding on the one that best works for your game given your level of play.
The next to understand where your club bottoms out on our golf swing. That knowledge will determine where to place the ball in your stance. I learned this lesson later in my journey and I wish I had understood its value knowing where my club bottoms out. Here is a video to help you determine where your club bottoms out:
The last tip I am going to offer for beginners is on the putting green. I am strong supporter of the ‘back 6 forward 12’ putting stroke. What this means is that your follow through is at least twice as far as the your drawback. This movement does not help with line, but it does create solid contact with my putter. This skill is the foundation of my putting and it has served me extremely well over the years. When on the green, try this tip, you might be surprised at how it can improve our putting.
Well, these three tips should set any beginner on their way to success. Of course it will take some time and practice to hone these skills, but if you do, your learning curve will be shortened and you golf scores lower.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!