I’ve always wanted to be a good golfer. I’m not sure how it happened, but at some point I decided that being able to play the game well would make me happy. So this blog with Twin Golfer is going to give you everything that will help you get better at the game quickly and efficiently. There is enough reading material on the subject matter to keep you busy for years. I’m going to keep this short and “to the point”.
how can I get better at golf quickly?
The first answer is practice, but how often should you be practicing to become good at a game like golf? Let’s start with how many people in the world play this game. There are about 30 million active members who play golf in the United States alone. There are about 70 million people that put a ball in the hole once a year (that’s how many rounds of golf that were played last year).
That means there are 20 million players who play at least twice a week. If you want to be one of those 20 million people, then you should aim to practice as often as humanly possible. Without practicing the game frequently you simply won’t get better. It’s as simple as that. The old adage “How bad do you want it” applies to getting better at golf.
Let’s take a look at a few key points that made me a better golfer as fast as possible.
Get your eyes checked:
You wouldn’t believe the difference it can make to have clear 20/20 vision while out on the course. If it’s been awhile since you’ve had your vision checked we highly recommend it! This can be the difference between a mediocre game and a game that is completely on point! So go get those glasses or contacts if needed to improve your game almost immediately! You won’t be sorry you did this!
Get fit for your putter:
The putting game can either be a blessing or a curse. Often people find that getting fit for their putter makes a world of difference when it comes to consistency. If you feel that your putting game needs some work, one quick fix is simply getting fit for a putter that works well with your height, your stance, and your type of golf play. Get in there and get a putter that you are confident using out on the course!
Hold your pose after every shot:
This is a great routine to get into. Often golfers don’t feel comfortable doing this but holding your pose is a great way to take notice of your overall swing. Are your hips and feet lined up as you’d hoped? How did your backswing end up? All of these questions can be analyzed immediately after your swing to help you analyze your form. Make use of holding your pose for getting better faster than ever before!
Practice with your worst ball:
It is very important to not practice with your best ball. If you play out with a bad ball and hit the worst shot in the world, how are you going to be able to distinguish how bad that shot actually was? We want to take the most pain free route for identifying how bad we’ve been playing, but also how good we can become.
Playing with your worst ball will allow you to see exactly where your game is suffering. There is no buffer when using your worst ball, so during practice always use difficult balls to play with to improve your game faster than ever before!
Walk More Often:
Most golfers don’t take into account the amount of walking that is required to play a full round of golf. If your cardiovascular health isn’t up to par, start walking more every single day on and off the course. This will help build up the stamina that is needed to make it a full 18 rounds. It’s never fun to feel exhausted like you can’t take another step or swing while out on the course and this will directly affect how well of a game you play. So if you feel that you need some extra cardio in your life, get after it! This is a surefire way to increase your overall golfing game, and allows you to become healthier at the same time, a double win!
Stretch Your Hamstrings:
Stretch your hamstrings often. I would recommend stretching at least 3 times a week for at least 15 minutes. Hamstring strains are very common injuries in golf and are nearly unavoidable if you don’t stretch multiple times a week. It takes time, but eventually by stretching every day or every other day you will feel how loose and flexible your hamstrings are becoming! This is a great way to prevent injury and possible time away from the course. If you are serious about becoming a better player fast, get in the habit of stretching right away, and make it a consistent action!
Good golfers practice their swing almost daily. Even if they can’t make it out to the course they have a way to practice their swing at home and preferably in front of a mirror! So if you’re looking to up your game faster than ever, get swinging day and night! For basketball players it’s shooting free throws, for golfers it’s focusing on their swing, day and night, day and night. This is what is required to master the swing on and off the golf course that will allow you to be confident enough when the time comes to hit the perfect shot over and over again!
When it comes to improving your golf game there are many different avenues you can take to achieve this. Some are easier than others and some will require less work than others. Just don’t forget the fundamentals to the game are everything and make all the difference in the world! Now that you have all of these tips and suggestions it’s time to get after it! Happy Golfing!!