10 Practical Ways to Improve Your Golf Game Now

This is an extremely useful list of tips to improve your swing, your overall golf game, and save you many strokes.

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The following is a list of simple tips on how to improve your golf game. Golf can be a little frustrating. So, rather than being embarrassed and angry at your performance, learn some tips to improve your game in the beginning. This list is by no means intended to show you how to become Tiger Woods but it damn near comes close:

  1.   Aim for the front of the ball. When you make eye contact on the ball, swing as if you intend to hit the front of the ball rather than the spot where the club actually makes contact with the ball.

  1. When making a put, line up the writing on the ball with where you are aiming for in relation to the slope. If you are down a couple degrees and to the right of a slope, line the letters on the ball up one degree to the left of the hole.
  2. When driving, try not to crush the ball. Trying to smash the ball when you are not a pro will get you as far as the woman’s tee. When you are a beginner, it is best to try and make contact.
  3. Pull your backswing back slowly. Being impatient and rushing your backswing will take your aim off the ball before you make contact.
  4. When making iron shots in the fairway, shoot for the ball as if you are trying to scoop up some earth with it; this will provide you with more loft (especially with your low irons). If you do not do this, you will simply be rolling your ball along the fairway picking up lots of strokes and missing out on much needed loft that it will take you to make it to the green.
  5. Refrain from caffeinated beverages. You might think slamming coffee or energy drinks will improve your game but they will not. Caffeine and energy drink products will make you jittery and less relaxed resulting in a deficiency of accuracy.
  6. Pay attention to the wind. When making distance shots that will produce loft, make sure you adjust to the wind accordingly. You can even do the “ol “throw a piece of grass in the air’ trick to see what direction the wind is blowing. Adjusting your stance according to the direction of the wind will land you on the fairway every time. Not doing so will put you in the drink or in the forest always.
  7. Do not hit the ball right away. Step up to the ball first and look to where you’re aiming for. Take a couple of practice swings to gauge the shot before attempting to hit the ball. If there are people behind you, so what – let them wait. If they are too impatient then let them pass.
  8. Choke up on your pitching wedge when making closer chip shots. This will give you much more accuracy to land your ball right on the green near the pin.
  9. Rotate your club face (irons and woods) inwards slightly to gain better control on the ball.
  10. RELAX! Do not take the game so seriously at first. Becoming decent at golf takes some time. Give your self a break! Remember, you are out there to have fun.

Following the simple guidelines can save you lots of strokes on the course. Not following these simple rules will have you shanking, slicing, and rolling your ball in every part of the course but the fairways and greens. Following this guide will give you better accuracy and improve your golf game significantly.

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  1. salvatore
    Posted June 11, 2008 at 8:03 am

    very interesting article, well done

  2. mike
    Posted July 12, 2008 at 5:07 am

    if only it were so simple

  3. al
    Posted August 31, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    yeah, if only I didn’t take turf then ball

  4. Larry
    Posted August 31, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    I’m with you brother. One of my goals in life is to learn how to hit the ball first and take a twelve inch divot that stays in one piece rather than spraying grass and dirt all over the place. It would take me a half of a hour to replace my divots

  5. Dan
    Posted November 8, 2008 at 9:54 am

    You could probably add number 11 to this list:

    11. And most importantly, play within your game. You will enjoy the game more if you recognize and play within your abilities. Continuous play and practice will help you improve those abilities.

  6. papa
    Posted November 25, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    it s all about practice,that’s the way to perfection.
    Great article very helpful.


  7. Bing49
    Posted March 4, 2009 at 1:04 am

    I enjoyed your tips. Some practical advise.

  8. Posted April 12, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Great tips, I especially liked the ones about lining up the putt with the writing on the ball, aiming for the front of the ball, and not trying to smash it, just make contact. Great advice, keep it up.

  9. Posted June 21, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Way to go. I see tips all the time but rarely 10 good ones on the same page.

  10. Posted June 27, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Also, to maintain this swing and make it automatic you might want to visit http://digg.com/users/ibklutzy

  11. Posted February 17, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    This is a great post of valuable tips. While I cannot say that I follow the “stay away from caffeine part,” I like what you have done.

    I would also like to offer a link to my website that reviews equipment from the standpoint of the “regular” golfer:
    The UNscratch Golfer

    Thanks and keep up the good work!

  12. Posted June 8, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I really think that the first tip to improve your game should be relax (not the last one as it is here). The reason for this is that you would really need to have great concentration and focus when playing golf. Without these, you will never get a chance to improve your game!

  13. Posted November 1, 2010 at 9:37 am

    I great place to go and improve your game is South Carolina on one of their Myrtle Beach golf packages. They have a nice variety of greens to practice your angles from and lodging ready to accomodate your stay.

  14. John Lashchuk
    Posted March 4, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Learn how to dramatically improve your golf game and take your score down by 7-10 swings guaranteed! These tips are sure to help out ANY golfer step his game up.


  15. ben
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    If your serious about improving your golf game then you won’t mind dropping a couple bucks for the right training right? Check this out (there’s also a free download) http://help-to-improve-your-golf-game.blogspot.com/

  16. Posted July 14, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Have you ever been golfing in Myrtle Beach?

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