75. Stroke for all distances.
You should take note of how you place your feet in accordance to the kind of distance you want to achieve with your stroke. Keep in mind that the longer the stroke, the wider the distance should be between your feet. On the other hand, when putting, your feet should also be near each other. Practice this, but don’t forget to consider your balance, so that you can achieve what you want.
76. Triangulating your putts.
When you plan your putting strategy, you should look at the ball from three different points. Look at it from behind, from behind the hole, as well as midway in between the ball and the hole. By doing this, you would be able to plan out your swing more effectively. This technique is called triangulating, and it is often used by professionals.
77. Be positive on the green.
When you are already at the green, one of the things that can prevent you from hitting a par, birdie, or an eagle eye, is negative thinking. There are times when people think about not being able to make the shot perfectly, due to some reasons, and it could actually happen. Therefore, since negative thinking can actually influence the outcome of the game, then positive thinking should affect it as well. With that, it is best to be positive at all times.
78. Make sound decisions.
In playing golf, as well as other sports, one of the things that you need to do in order to improve your performance is to make sound decisions. The best thing about golf though is that, you have time to do it, which is also the case for your competition. Thus, it is best if you consider all factors in choosing the golf club, hitting the ball at the right angle, and so on, so that you can come out the winner.
79. Take some risks.
Being too cautious may not provide you with the outcome that you want. Thus, it is also good to take some risks from time to time. When you take some risks, you would be able to discover more things about your abilities. Aside from that, you can also explore certain shots, which you may not have thought to be possible.
80. The bunker.
Considering the texture of the sand can save you some strokes, if your ball ends up in a bunker. For example, if the sand is soft and fluffy, you want to make use of a wedge, which is equipped with a large flange and can provide a lot of bounce. By doing that, you can make the right calls whenever you are stuck at a bunker and you want to minimize your strokes.
81. On short-iron shots.
When it comes to short iron shots, it is best that you are able to shift your weight, in order to execute a weaker swing, which comes from your arms only. Some players actually leave only about 10 to 40 percent of their on their back leg, when the club makes impact with the ball. By doing this, you would be able to make your iron shots more effective.
82. Hitting the ball in the sand.
When you hit the ball in the bunker, you should keep in mid that there is a tendency for you to dig your feet into the sand. When this happens, you would actually be making your club longer. With that, when you make a swing, your club may have a tendency to hit the sand, which not a good idea. To play it safe, either you make sure that your feet do not dig into the sand, or choose a shorter club.
83. The golf swing.
The golf swing in general should be done in a smooth and natural motion. In other words, it should not be too quick, too slow, jumpy, or jerky. If you observe professionals do it, you would notice that they execute their swings in a fluid and almost effortless manner. To achieve this, you need to become more conscious of your stance. Aside from that, you should also practice proper breathing techniques.
84. Unnecessary body motion.
If you want to come up with a swing that is pretty effective, then you should eliminate unnecessary body motion, especially lower body motion. This is to ensure that precision is achieved when you are making your swing. When you are able to achieve that, then you can become more consistent on your swings, and be able to experience improvements in performance85. The grip. Learning about the different types of grips is essential to delivering better strokes. In general, there are actually three types of grips, and they are called 10 finger, interlock, and overlap. For beginners, it is best to do it with the interlock grip. This is because this type of grip can help you use your hands as one piece, instead of having them fighting against each other when you swing.
85. The grip.
Learning about the different types of grips is essential to delivering better strokes. In general, there are actually three types of grips, and they are called 10 finger, interlock, and overlap. For beginners, it is best to do it with the interlock grip. This is because this type of grip can help you use your hands as one piece, instead of having them fighting against each other when you swing.