Correct Your Stance To Find The Fairway
Learning how to drive the ball down the centre of the fairway can be a hard thing to do. It is one of the hardest things to in the game. The driver causes so many problems for people. Golf is a game which requires skill and the patience to learn new things and learn from your errors.
When someone decides to take up golf they usually head straight for the golf course. The object of the game sounds simple and it looks simple but that’s were all ends. The professionals make it look easy on TV. Any person taking it up think it is just a case of going to their local course and playing like the Professionals. In fact the golf course can be the hardest place for a beginner to learn!
The best place a raw beginner to go is in fact the practice range. When someone goes golfing for the first time it usually does not take long to realise that they do not know how to drive a ball correctly. Practicing at the range will mean less pressure on the beginner you can relax here more as a beginner.
To learn how to drive the ball straight you first have to learn the basics. Even if you are not a beginner learning the basics can be beneficial. It may harm your ego but it will improve your game learning the basics and it is something which you can share with someone of less experience. If you have been struggling with the driver for a long time it may be down to bad habits. A bad habit is a hard thing to eliminate from your game when you have had it in your game for a long period of time. Learning the basics once again would be the best option here if you are to improve your driving. The first thing to check first should always be the stance. If you are not setting up correctly you are giving yourself a hard task right away. To have the ability to drive the ball down the centre of the fairway you have to set up correctly. Find a comfortable stance which gives you the space to swing the club.
If you know you are not setting up correctly, then now is the time to sort this problem out. It is a basic thing you should be doing and if you aren’t then it is most likely the source of your problems. You may be an experienced golfer who doesn’t want to listen this but when you think about it what is ten minutes of your time. Ten minutes of checking your stance could solve all your driving problems. I for one know this; I had to swallow my pride a number of years ago when I was told my stance was all wrong. It seemed my stance was interfering with my swing and my arms weren’t swinging freely which meant I was coming up steeply and attacking the ball steeply which resulted in a huge slice from left to right.
Having someone watch you would be of benefit. A professional’s view would great but it is not something which you have to if you are more experienced. If you are a beginner I would say lessons could be a big benefit but for more experienced players I would suggest you get someone just to watch you swing. If you are serious about driving the ball straight get to the range first and practice your stance. The stance is a big problem for beginners and it will affect your driving big time.
You may have been expecting me to throw loads of tips at you but I am not going too. I will and have already done that elsewhere on my blog. I do not want to fill your head full of too much too soon. This is aimed at beginners remember and I want to ease them into the game slowly and learn them the fundamentals. Setting up correctly with the right stance will give you a better chance of hitting fairways.