Practice makes one perfect’ is an adage that can be applied to just about any form of art or sports exercise and golf is no different. Regular visits to the driving range can improve your game in a shorter span of time than you think. Regular practice shapes your concept of control and pressure application for starters. At Grove Park Golf Links we believe in helping students develop a strong grasp over the fundamentals. After all, it is not about jabbing the ball as hard as possible in the general direction of the hole. So, in order to develop techniques such as end-over end-roll, and prepare you for better follow-throughs, we have a few tips to share which can help you if you enrol at our driving range in Albany.
- Know how to grip-
We have a drill for teaching amateurs some precision and control over the club and the distance they need to cover with the stroke. It is beneficial to start by gripping the club with only the bottom hand. Try a few strokes at short distances and then gradually build your way up to longer ones. This helps amateurs get comfortable with the club and its function, by the time they start using both hands.
- Improving your takeaway-
One of the most important segments to pay attention to is the takeaway. ‘The takeaway’ needs careful concentration if you wish to learn it efficiently. Golfers need to understand how the club is going to swing back after hitting the ball. This contributes to developing a keen sense of ball-trajectory, especially over the long distances.
- Driving away monotony-
This is less of an advice and more of an idea. Practicing the same technique or skill continuously can be a good way to wane your interest in the sport. So, it is more prudent to make your practice interesting. Let your imagination take the wheels on the driving range at times. Getting out your favourite club and starting a practice competition with your trainer or training partner keeps you hooked to the game.
- Say ‘NO’ to the outside-in swing-
At Grove Parks Golf Links, we cannot stress enough how important it is to develop a style that does not result in an outside-in swing take away. The idea is to drive the ball towards the hole, as squarely as possible. This way you do not end up missing the hole under any circumstance. Monitoring how you are dispersing the stroke from the club allows you to control the swing. Consistency is the key in this regard.
- Chip your shots-
It is important that you learn to chip your shots properly. And when we say properly, we mean for every scenario, any kind of terrain, and any kind of game. Knowing how much to chip and where saves you the extra strokes you may need to help your ball reach the greens. This may not seem helpful immediately, but it is certainly a difference maker in exhibition matches and competitions.
- Let go of the club-
One of the most important messages trainers in any driving range in Albany are recommending, is to learn to ‘let go’. The process of letting go in this context refers to letting go of your wrists so that they can apply the lag from your wrist in the swing. Cocking your wrists just about right improves the swing on your balance and increases the speed with which the club-head hits the ball.