Golf is an incredibly frustration game to play well. I know this from first hand experience. But how do you go about improving your game quickly? Quite simply the best way to lower your golf handicap is to invest in high quality golf tuition. Preferably from a PGA accredited professional.
When I first started playing I purchased a cheap set of golf clubs from Ebay (big mistake) I had a few hack and hope attempts on the local public course and read everything I could on the internet and from books. I soon became very frustrated. On top of this I was picking up niggly injuries like golfers elbow and more than the odd numb finger from a miss hit.
One Christmas I was given lessons at my local former PGA European tour course at Whittlebury hall. I turned up for my first lesson and meet with the Richard Cartwright. He took one look at my bag of mixed pro clubs and shook his head. He kindly informed me that to play well with them would take some years and advised I invested in a good quality set of cavity back mid range clubs fitted for my height.
Thankfully I did have a good five iron which would be the only club I would use in my lessons. Richard quickly pointed out that bio-mechanics and body alignment would do more for my game than any set of clubs ever would. After a few practice swings my body alignment was analyzed by video camera and slight adjustments made to my positioning.
The same theme continued throughout my lessons and before I knew it I was consistently hitting the ball straight and long, with great contact on the ball. In the months that followed my game improved and I stopped zig zagging down the course half as much.
How to get the best out of golf lessons
- Try and stay relaxed
- Maintain a relaxed grip
- Brush the turf with the club
- A glove is not essential for a beginner
How expensive are lessons?
This can vary. I was lucky to have mine gifted, prices can range depending on reputation and experience of the instructor. Either way lessons will give you some great pointers on improving your game. The basics of form and technique are fundamental regardless of the instructor so inexpensive lessons can be found.
In summary I can honestly say that lessons have been the biggest contributing factor in lowering my handicap. I know I’m never going to be great at the game but I now enjoy it a lot more and the more I practice the better I’m getting.
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