3 essentials that you need to know to play perfect golf shots every time

May 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Best Golf Tips

Golf is an exciting game in which, every step you take can increase or decrease your chances of winning. Those who see golf as a tense competition will not be likely to succeed because of the tension and stress that automatically builds up when you have the scores in your mind.

You have to play a relaxing game concentrating on your shots without worrying about the results and money. Golf is easy and fun if you know the three essentials that help you deliver perfect shots every time. You have to focus your attention on all three to play a good game on the golf course.

1. Knowledge about the course – Before you play on any course, you have to know about the course. The golf course has sand, grass, and sometimes tall trees. You need to know the topography of the course so that you can plan even before you drive the ball.

Many golfers have the habit of hitting the ball harder so that the ball is driven much farther. This is not a professional approach because you don’t know what your next shot will be. Sometimes, your ball may be near the hole or you may end up with a fried egg.

2. Pre-Shot routine – You might have heard from the experts about the importance of a pere-shot routine. This routine is as simple as a success recipe. Your brain knows what works for you and when you are on course, you have to execute the recipe to play a successful shot.

The pre shot routine comprises of step by step instructions that allow you to focus your attention on the ball and then swing perfectly. This can be achieved only after good practice.

3. The actual shot – Even though you have a routine, it is the shot that determines your actual game play. When you know the course, you know the shot that you have to play.

Your mind works faster to determine pre-shot routine to execute the actual shot. Now, you have to stretch your body and coordinate it with your mind to play the shot. It is at this point that your body works in harmony with your mind.

Golf requires you to be mentally and physically fit. The above three essentials can help you only if you are fully concentrated on your game. Also, your body should be in a condition to listen to your mind and act accordingly.

When you have your mind on work etc., you cannot concentrate properly on the game. Even though you play for fun, you should give it your full attention when you play golf.

Physical fitness is equally important to mental health. Many golfers complain of problems with their tight muscles when they play.

You have to take steps to tone your muscles using golf exercises that consist of stretching and resistance training workouts. If you are ready physically and mentally, then you have to practice all the shots following the above three steps in that order to dominate the golf course.

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