6 Silly Mistakes You’re Making On The Golf Course

None of us want to get into a situation where we’re making constant blunders, especially in a sport we love. But golf just happens to be one of those sports where we keep making mistakes. Perhaps it’s because the sport itself is so complicated. Or maybe our attitude towards it is too relaxed. Who knows? Whatever it is, golfers make mistakes on a regular basis, and it’s ruining their experience on the course. Here’s where you’re going wrong and what to do about it.

 

You’re Using A 3-Wood

Have you ever wondered why all your friends can hit the ball 250 yards, but you’re stuck on 100? Well, it could have something to do with the type of club you’ve chosen. One of the biggest mistakes we see on the golf course is the number of players using a 3-wood. The angle on the 3-wood is a shallow, 15 degrees. And that means that the ball will fly low. Low-flying balls, however, are not optimal if you want the ball to go a long way. So switch out your 3-wood for a 4-wood and start hitting the ball far.

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You Aren’t Watching The Ball

Often we make shots in golf that are so long that it’s hard to see where the ball went. And when it’s hard to see where the ball went, it’s hard to connect the shot with the ball. We have no idea whether what we did worked or not. If you don’t have a caddie with an eagle eye, then the next best solution is to use a range finder. Companies, like Leupold, say that rangefinders can be used to pinpoint where a shot landed, relative to the flag. And so this helps you make the connection between your swing and where the ball landed.

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You Rage At The Gods Of Golf

As much as it may surprise some golfers, there isn’t a golfing god who is responsible for your bad shots. You’ve only got yourself to blame. But raging at non-existent entities will do nothing to improve your situation. In fact, it’ll probably only make it worse. The solution? Stop raging and just get on with improving your technique.

 

You’re Not Taking Aim

Golf swings are famously complicated movements. And if you spend any time investigating the subject, you’ll find a myriad of detailed advice. But the problem with all of this advice isn’t that you’re not following it. It’s that you’re concentrating on it too much. So much, in fact, that you neglect to consider the angle of the club head. Not aligning the club head with where you want the ball to go is a recipe for disaster. So aim first, concentrate on the technicalities of the swing second.

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You’re Wearing The Wrong Clothes

Wearing the wrong sized pants is not only embarrassing, but it also affects your ability to move. So ditch the silly outfit, wear something that fits, and start playing golf properly.

 

Your Clubs Don’t Fit

As with most sports, it’s important to have clubs that fit. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is choosing generic clubs not designed for your body’s geometry. Get a club fitting and find the right clubs for you.

 

Top 5 Benefits of Playing Golf

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Golf is often considered a leisure activity by many fitness fanatics. But, there’s a lot more to it than a simple stroll around the course. There are plenty of benefits to playing this fantastic sport – and I’m going to go through some of them with you today. Let’s take a closer look at this ancient pastime and how it can be better for you than you might think.

 

Perfect for networking

Let’s not forget that golf is a social activity. And, plenty of business deals have been made in the comforts of the clubhouse, or somewhere between holes one and eighteen. Think about the vast amount of corporate companies that use the golf course for networking, and you can see the appeal. It’s a perfect excuse to spend big on a membership every year, and for playing regularly.

 

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It’s exercise and downtime at the same time

You go to work, you look after your family, and you work out. A lot is going on in everyone’s life, and sometimes it’s good just to get out in the fresh air and take a long walk. It’s good for the core, too – as it’s an important part of controlling your swing. Add in the vast amount of walking, and the constant use of the body, and it’s a gentle full body workout. You can take it easy, too, for when you are feeling a little tired. Grab yourself a golf cart, get an extra Power Sonic Battery to keep it charged, and you can take the easy route through any course in the country. There aren’t many sports that can give you the ultimate in relaxation and a full body workout.

 

It improves your focus

Golf is great for the mind, too. Every shot you play takes the perfect combination of mind and body. It boosts your concentration and is almost meditative in its effects. If you aren’t comfortable with activities such as yoga or mindfulness, you can fill the gap with golf.

 

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It gets you out of the house

If you are in an office job and workout in the gym, do you have much time to get outside in the fresh air? It’s essential for a healthy lifestyle, and if need to get out more, golf is an excellent way to give yourself an excuse. If you don’t get enough sunshine, you can end up with Vitamin D deficiency. No matter how fit you are, it can lead to muscle weakness, pain in your bones, and even cancer in extreme situations. So, the next time someone complains you spend too much on the golf course, you can tell them it’s purely for health reasons.

 

It’s low-risk

If you are used to playing a team sport but want a something competitive to do in your downtime, golf is an excellent idea. There is strategy, tactics, and coordination involved, just like in team sports. But, there is little risk of injury, bar the odd pulled muscle if you don’t warm up properly. You still get the muscle engagement, but without the danger of hurting yourself in a bad way.

 

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