How New Golfers Can Improve Their Golf Drive

A golf outside who simply watches the game may pose questions such as, “How hard can it be to hit a ball that isn’t moving?” They may compare it to baseball and suggest that it is far easier since baseball players hit balls that are actually moving at high speeds. With this attitude, the golf outside decides to try out some golf courses under the impression that the game is relaxing, requiring little effort.

However, the golf outsider will soon find this to be far from the truth.

Most newcomers to golf give up before they really start to understand what it takes to hit the ball. Logically, it makes sense that a long iron golf club could hit the small ball many years, yet when the beginning golfer tries it for the first time, there is usually very little movement, if even that. He or she soon learns that there is much more to hitting the ball than one would think.

It is natural to cup the iron under the ball in order to hit it into the air, but take a closer look at the club. The club is not designed to cup under the ball. It is not angled forward, but rather back. When a golfer attempts to “scoop” up the all, he or she is actually trapping the ball between the ground and the angled part of the club. This is why the ball often does not move or may even move backwards somewhat.

Rather than trying to hit upward, it is better to learn to downward so that the angled part of the club will do the work as opposed to when you swing the club. It’s simple. When you hit downward, the angle will bump the ball in a forward direction.

The new golfer is often tempted to start off with big, hard swings, but it takes practice to put power being the small beginning punts. It is important to learn to hit the ball first. Once you have trained yourself to not swing upward, your hitting will begin to improve.

Perhaps now you are starting to understand the reason for the variety of golf clubs from which to choose to make a shot. You should choose the club based upon the angle of the club after you have determined the distance you need the ball to go and how you want the ball to perform.

Now, if you have put in a lot of practice time but still do not feel like you’ve got it, ask a golf attendant at your golf course for some tips. Or, you could take private lessons. With a few lessons, a golf drive that once seemed impossible may soon feel more attainable with some guidance. Or, you could ask a fellow golfer for some tips on how he or she hits the ball. Many golfers enjoy telling stories about their golfing experiences and lessons learned.

Then, return to practicing. It takes time to train your mind to hit downward rather than upward. Although you may become frustrated at times, just relax and certainly do not give up!

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