The joy of any game is to learn new techniques and to perfect on the skills that you have acquired. Golfing is no exception. It is a game for everyone but needs vigorous mental and physical preparation here are some of the tips that will make you a professional golfer even if you are an amateur.
Mental and situational approach: your mental alertness and approach to different situations that you encounter during the game is very important. Golfing is considered similar to the game of chase in many ways. You should keep your focus even when under immense pressure and avoid any form of negativity such as fear, stress or overconfidence. Mental alertness can be enhanced through meditation, self-hypnosis, proper breathing techniques and eating the right mental foods. Situational approach is more of understanding golf-course management. This is mainly to do with altitude, terrain, and wind direction. Unless you understand how to maneuver in the different situations, you are as good as your weakest link.
Equipment and apparel: you must know about the right equipment and attire for you to play professional golf. This may vary depending on your skill level and the course that you are playing in. there are also different apparels for kids and adults. Weather conditions can also force you to change your attire. There are different attires for winter and summer. One also needs to have gadgets and training aids so as to maximize their skills.
Physical fitness: professional golfing requires that one is in good shape. There are different exercises that you may be required to undertake for different parts of your body so as to be able to attain perfect balance when taking a swing. A golfer’s posture and balance is very critical and may require regular practice for one to attain perfection.
Rules and etiquette: just like any other sport, golfing is governed by rules and regulations that one needs to strictly follow. Understanding all the set rules and regulations will help you know the options that you have at every stage of the game. It will also prevent you from penalty strokes which are as a result of violation of the set rules. One can start by understanding the common rules before digging deeper for the complex ones.
Swings and shots: a proper swing whether full or short depends on the stance, grip and the impact position. The techniques may vary depending on whether you are pitching, putting or chipping. Swing techniques may also vary depending on the type of club that you are using. Some of the common swing faults include slicing, topping, reverse pivoting and hooking. Shots can be classified into high, low, medium, straight, over spin and under spin. Sometimes one may be required to be very tactical when taking a shot depending on where the ball is sitting especially on an uphill and downhill terrain. The best approach for beginners is to focus on the shots needed on the course that they often play on before advancing to the more complex shots like the stinger.