Here are a few tips which may help to improve your
golf but I make no promises:-
To help get your balance right practice by standing
on two bricks (one under each foot).
To improve the speed of your stroke
practice with a
bamboo cane instead of a golf club - the cane allows you to hear the speed of your swing.
If you place your golf bag close to your side this
will help to correct exaggerated hip movement.
To help you keep your head down when striking the
ball use mixed coloured tees and, as you strike the ball call out the colour of the tee.
This apparently helps concentration - but it could get you strange looks from other
To help keep you arm straight when practising your
swing, cut the ends of a large fizzy drink bottle (leaving a tube) and slip this over your
elbow. You will be unable to bend your elbow.
To hold your wrist in the correct position when
putting, slip a comb or pen under your watch strap (as long as you wear this on the
correct wrist), so it extends past your wrist. This will act as a sort of splint and
prevent any unnecessary movement of the wrist.
To practice putting aim at a tee instead of the hole.
As a tee is a much smaller object to hit the hole will be a doddle - so they tell
If you land in a bunker
imagine the ball is the yolk
of a fried egg. When hitting the ball imagine you are trying to lift the egg without
breaking the yolk. Well it's worth a try!
To keep golf gloves supple when not in use, place two
golf balls inside the glove before putting in your bag. The movement of the balls
will keep the glove supple.
If a small child shows interest in golf have one of
your old clubs cut down to size and let them use this.
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