None of us want to get into a situation where we’re making constant blunders, especially in a sport we love. But golf just happens to be one of those sports where we keep making mistakes. Perhaps it’s because the sport itself is so complicated. Or maybe our attitude towards it is too relaxed. Who knows? Whatever it is, golfers make mistakes on a regular basis, and it’s ruining their experience on the course. Here’s where you’re going wrong and what to do about it.
You’re Using A 3-Wood
Have you ever wondered why all your friends can hit the ball 250 yards, but you’re stuck on 100? Well, it could have something to do with the type of club you’ve chosen. One of the biggest mistakes we see on the golf course is the number of players using a 3-wood. The angle on the 3-wood is a shallow, 15 degrees. And that means that the ball will fly low. Low-flying balls, however, are not optimal if you want the ball to go a long way. So switch out your 3-wood for a 4-wood and start hitting the ball far.
You Aren’t Watching The Ball
Often we make shots in golf that are so long that it’s hard to see where the ball went. And when it’s hard to see where the ball went, it’s hard to connect the shot with the ball. We have no idea whether what we did worked or not. If you don’t have a caddie with an eagle eye, then the next best solution is to use a range finder. Companies, like Leupold, say that rangefinders can be used to pinpoint where a shot landed, relative to the flag. And so this helps you make the connection between your swing and where the ball landed.
You Rage At The Gods Of Golf
As much as it may surprise some golfers, there isn’t a golfing god who is responsible for your bad shots. You’ve only got yourself to blame. But raging at non-existent entities will do nothing to improve your situation. In fact, it’ll probably only make it worse. The solution? Stop raging and just get on with improving your technique.
You’re Not Taking Aim
Golf swings are famously complicated movements. And if you spend any time investigating the subject, you’ll find a myriad of detailed advice. But the problem with all of this advice isn’t that you’re not following it. It’s that you’re concentrating on it too much. So much, in fact, that you neglect to consider the angle of the club head. Not aligning the club head with where you want the ball to go is a recipe for disaster. So aim first, concentrate on the technicalities of the swing second.
You’re Wearing The Wrong Clothes
Your Clubs Don’t Fit
As with most sports, it’s important to have clubs that fit. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is choosing generic clubs not designed for your body’s geometry. Get a club fitting and find the right clubs for you.