Common golf mistakes

There are a number of golf mistakes that have been seen over and over…

…the fat chip that’s headed nowhere and the thin chip that flies over the green shooting straight for the bunker. What can you do to keep these types of scenarios from happening?

1.    In the short game, control of the distance of your strokes is crucial. You can’t just accelerate and hit that ball like you’re running for a home run. Shorten your backswing.
2.    Don’t hit up. 
3.    Acceleration is a vital factor in making sure your stroke hits the ground after contact with the ball. Direct initial contact with the ball can ensure an enhanced outcome. Before your stroke hits the ground, hit the golf ball first.
4.    Don’t attempt to hit up at the golf ball to raise it.
5.    Before contact with the ball, don’t decelerate with your club head,
6.    You’re actually at an advantage by keeping your ball nice and low if you don’t need it to jump over hurdles for you. It will roll, if it’s low. It follows that you can see where it’s headed without much difficulty if it rolls.
7.    Even in the short game, don’t be afraid to accelerate your swing.
8.    So your strike does not result in a far-flying shot, figure out how “short” a short backswing is. Many players don’t actually know how far rearward they are swinging.
A player’s anxiety in his swing may cause both of these extreme mistakes. Anxiety itself can be exactly what’s behind a swing that’s too hard or one that’s too soft. Have a look at our golf tips on the mental game which is just as important as the physical game in golf. If your mind isn’t as prepared as your body is, don’t expect to be getting relaxed results. Golf is as much mind and body as other sports which require a great amount of concentration and focus. 

Pointers for a Good Golf Chip

While you prepare for the shot, your hands should be at the front of the ball as your front foot receives more pressure while your weight is being transferred. Your club should just skim the grass while the ball launches on the green in a smooth motion. Be sure to go for an exact landing spot which is in the first third of the green, to have good command over the shot. Let the ball to settle in that location and from there allow it to roll off into the hole. Make sure you are aware of the importance of choosing the right club.

In chipping, the varied wedges to the 5-iron can be utilized. Use a wedge or 9 iron if you want the ball to settle gently and with least amount of roll, because a lofted club can produce these results. For long distance rolling, a 5-6-7 or an 8 iron can be utilized. Experiment with a number of clubs for your comfort and the shot’s stability.