8 Beginner Golf Tips For Women
First, let me congratulate you for deciding to take up on the game of golf. IT is empowering to see women take great interest in a male-dominated sport.
Not only does golf teaches you life skills, but also being outdoors with the fresh air and getting some exercise is a good way to spend your day.
A fair warning though:
Gold tends to test your determination, fortitude, and patience.
So, here are 8 golf tips for women in order to eliminate frustrating problems, improve faster and enjoy every game more!
1. Correct Grip
Good golf swings are built around the correct grip. Because it is the only contact that you have with the club, if your grip is improper, then your swing will start incorrectly and proceed to get worse as it develops.
The correct grip begins with standing with your arms and hands hanging naturally and loosely.
Without changing the position or angle of your hands, place the golf club in your left, making sure that the clubface is square to the target line. The club should run diagonally across your fingers and its butt should end up at the bottom part of your heel pad.
The most common error is holding the club in the palm of your hand.
A golf club should lie in the fingers.
Looking down, you will see that the knuckles of your left index and middle fingers. And if you see a single knuckle, then your hand is turned too far to the left, and if you see 4 knuckles, it is turned too far on the right.
So, take your right hand, wrapping it around the club and placing the pad over the left thumb. You will notice 2 Vs in between your thumb and index finger on each hand and they should slightly point inside your right shoulder.
2. Bend At The Hips
Sometimes, amateur women golfers usually bend at their knees instead of tilting body at their hips. Bending your knees ruins your proper posture and reduce the swing of power.
On the other hand, bending at the hips allows you to create an athletic stance which pushes your shoulder blades and rear back, creating more room for your swing and enhance balance.
3. Swing Through The Ball
When playing goal, your ultimate goal should be hitting the ball powerfully and cleanly. However, it should not be how you think about the swing.
Swings need to remain fluid and relaxed and focusing excessively on hitting the golf ball can create a hurried and awkward effort that results in a herky-jerky.
Try to think about this:
“Hitting the ball with practice swings.”
This may take some practice, however, once you hit through the ball using the same relaxed approach that you use in practice swings, then the ball should jump off the club with accuracy and velocity.
4. Increase Resistance
The power in every golf swing comes from the tension created between your lower and upper body and unwinding such force smoothly and gradually.
By increasing your hip resistance, you can gain yardage.
The higher angle degree between your hips and shoulder, the more store-up power you make.
5. Room For Power
Strategy and accuracy are both crucial when attempting to improve handicaps and shoot low scores.
For instance, in order to hit the ball far, you will need to make room for your body to properly torque and unwind the ball with authority. In order to do this with your driver, you will need to make a wide stance with the ball slightly positioned forward. Put 60 – 65% of your weight on the rear foot, with your upper torso and head slightly tilted back.
In a relaxed stance, hold your driver and allow the space of one open hand between the butt of the club and your body.
6. Shift Weight To forwarding Foot
Every golf swing is a balance between making a solid foundation and letting a natural, fluid movement which flows from the backswing to forward swing fully and naturally.
The most common error here is to lock your heels to the ground where your body can’t turn through the ball to a nice follow through— usually called as “hanging back.”
Your thighs should finish very close to each other at the end of the swing.
A quick check, there shouldn’t be a significant gap between you’re your knees at the end of your swing and your weight needs to have shifted to your front foot which allows your back foot to rise on your toe.
7. Let It Flow
One reason why it is recommended to have a relaxed swing is that this allows the club to powerfully unwind through the ball which creates the distinctive sound of the club head making contact with the golf ball.
You should take relaxed practice rings and concentrate on making a “whoosh” sound at the end of your swings.
Be relaxed and allow the club to snap through with authority as it makes the whooshing sound. This is among the simplest golf tips out there, however, it should be able to free up your every swing and make a more dynamic motion through the golf ball.
After a golf game, you will realize just how demanding this sport really is. You will feel so tired and sore all over. So, in order to avoid such things, you need to make some simple preparations beforehand.
You need to work on two areas of exercise before going on any golf course.
Firstly, you will need to improve your flexibility by stretching those muscles, performing exercises such as leg extension and trunk rotation.
Next, you will need to do some strength exercises that focus on your core, legs, hips, and shoulder. Think pushups, squats, and planks.
Improving your flexibility and strength should provide you with better results and allow you to play for longer as well as reducing the risk of any injuries.