Three Springtime Golf Tips To Spruce Up Your Game
Three Tips To Help Get Your Golf Game Up And Running This Spring
Spring is the perfect time for golfers to get a fresh start on their games. It’s a great time to reconfirm that your golf clubs are right for you by getting a professional club fitting. As the weather warms up, it’s also a good time to visit your favorite instructor for refresher golf lessons. In addition, here are three golf tips to help get your game up and running this spring:
Inspect each golf club. Seems like a no-brainer, but so often we don’t take the time to do it. If you’re happy with your golf clubs or a new set isn’t in the budget, there are simple things you can do to ensure your existing equipment is in the best shape. For starters, it’s time for spring cleaning — not only does this apply to the house or garage, but it applies to your golf clubs as well. A little soap, water, elbow grease, and even an old toothbrush (great for removing dirt and debris from the grooves) can do wonders. Now that you know what you are dealing with, let the assessment begin. Check out your grips. Have they seen better days? Maybe it’s time for a new set. New grips can make an older golf club feel brand new. You could also take your clubs to a pro to double-check your loft and lie, which will have a major effect on your golf swing. A little golf club maintenance can make a world of difference.
Stretch. Admit it. We all tend to be armchair athletes in the winter. Spring is here and now you’re ready to head for the golf courses in Myrtle Beach. Before you take that first golf swing, loosen up those muscles. Here are two easy stretching exercises: (1) Fold your arms across your chest and then bend over from the waist. As you hold the position, you will feel your arms, head and chest slowly moving farther downward. This is a great stretch for your legs, hamstrings and back. (2) Hold the golf club with hands wider than shoulders and take it up over the head, arms straight. Lean to the right, taking the golf club as far as you comfortably can, feeling a stretch in the left side of the body. Come back to center and repeat to the left. Repeat 20 times. This is a great stretch and it strengthens the torso as well. There are a lot of other great warm-up stretches out there as well. Always remember to stretch first – your body will thank you for it.
Practice. The short game is likely to need the most attention. There are a variety of drills for better putting and chipping. You’ll find that while golf instructors have different philosophies on this, they all agree that the key is to practice. Fine tuning your short game will really impact your score. So find some golf videos or drills online and get out and practice.
You can get your game off to a really great start during your Myrtle Beach golf vacation by signing up for golf school at the Glens Golf Group’s Simply Great Golf Academy located at Possum Trot. PGA teaching professional Mike Passmore and his team are experts in the golf swing. They’ll show you how to play better golf.
Posted on April 27, 2012