Anyone could be a better golfer. No matter what your current level of skill is, there’s always room for improvement, right?
And who would willingly raise their hand on hearing the question “Who’s completely satisfied with their current skillset?”
With that said, here are a few things you can put into practice to help you become a better golfer, without the need to take lessons.
Get Fitted Before You Look for New Golf Clubs Shafts for Sale
Playing with golf equipment that doesn’t suit your natural skillset and abilities is counterproductive. This extends to club heads, golf bags, and of course, golf club shafts.
Actually, it is the golf shaft that must be most closely matched to your abilities. It’s the shaft that must load and unload with energy before the clubhead can take it from there.
So, before you start looking at a collection of golf club shafts for sale, work with a professional fitter that will interview you and observe your swing before making personal recommendations.
If you’re currently playing with shafts that don’t work well for you, one of the most impactful things you can do is get fitted.
Use a Tee
Playing with a tee may be easier, but what’s the harm in that? If you’re trying to get better, why make the game harder for yourself than it already is?
Playing with a tee eliminates inherent risks in golf and substantially reduces the chances of hitting a fat or thin shot. It also reduces the risk of a particularly bad fat shot damaging your golf shaft.
Especially since you just got fitted for it and paid good money for new shafts, right?
This is the most important tip of all. Hit the driving range. Swing more. Spend more time on the course.
A good drill to follow is the “worst ball drill.” Hit two balls, then play the worst one. This will help you prepare for less-than-ideal conditions on the course.
Practicing more also gives you a ripe opportunity to focus on your short game. Accurate drives are one thing but they are just the prelude to the short game. While practicing make sure to putt more, too.
Use a Swing Training Aid or Launch Monitor
Committing to practice more gives you the opportunity to use swing training aids and launch monitors that will help you improve form and reflect on what needs to be improved.
A great swing training aid is the GOLFFOREVER Swing Trainer. Available online at Dallas Golf Company, this swing training aid contains a weighted club for warming up and building speed, cord-driven training, and expert instruction. It also pairs with GOLFFOREVER’s app.
Launch Monitors like the Garmin Approach R10 are also great for training and track more than 10 metrics including but not limited to club head speed, ball speed, spin and launch angle.
These tools can be used to help you build strength and speed, identify key issues in your swing mechanics, and more.
Get in Shape with Golf-Friendly Exercises
Last but not least, you can also build strength, stamina, flexibility with appropriate exercises, including but not limited to:
● Lateral squats
● Knee hugs
● Barbell lunge
● Lunge with rotation
● Sword draws
● Shoulder flies
● Cable oblique twists
● Split squats
● Medicine ball slams
Exercises like these will help you build strength necessary to increase swing speeds, stability to enhance your form, and more. Plus, exercises increase your endurance levels, too.
Add some of them into your routine today and see how your game improves.