Golf is seen as a relaxing pastime where people can exercise and enjoy the peaceful outdoors while having family or professional conversations. Society views golf as a sport where men talk business and make or break deals. With the New Year come new resolutions, so golfers very well might want to improve their game.
Unlike other sports, gold is considered calm and relaxing as it is low-to-no contact. There do not seem to be as many stressors on the body as there are with other sports, like football or baseball. However, that does not change the fact that it requires a great deal of focus and training. Therefore, the most important thing to remember is not to lose patience. Missing a swing, again and again, can become physically and mentally exhausting. Becoming tired and quickly irritated while practicing can lead to a great loss of focus, which can lead to even more mistakes. If stress seems to be interrupting an ability to play the game well, then a moment to sit back and calm down needs to be considered. Stretch out, take a deep breath, and remember to be patient with the game and with the self. The two must work together to reach desired results.
Think about the Process
One way to make sure patience stays intact is to know what process to follow. As with other sports, there are specific steps to achieving a result. For an end product to be achieved, the process needs to be looked at in a step-by-step nature to analyze where problems might arise and why the desired result was not achieved. One small change in twisting the hips or not lining up with the ball at the beginning before a swing motion is made can mean setting up the self for failure.
Noticing a problem with the process often leads to noticing problems with basic form. A failing result can be an indicator of problems in form. Also, strains on the body can also trace themselves back to forms that are incorrect or straining. Therefore, listen to the body and make observations of which changes benefit the result in the most positive way.
Then Focus on Speed
Many golfers want to gain increased speed with their swings. Speed is something that has to be practiced to achieve in succession. Balance has a great deal to do with the amount of speed gained. Using a towel in place of the golf club to see where fallacies are being made can be a rather helpful visual aid because of the towel’s elasticity. It takes time for the towel to come back and snap into place, and if the image of a club is overlaid in mind for the towel, a clear image of where errors take place that affects speed can be seen.
There are many simple ways and observations to make when considering transforming the result of a golf swing. Some of these changes can be a minute, but others can change the process and form altogether, and more often than not, for the better. To improve a golf game means to communicate better with the body and to understand better what when wrong with the process and form to achieve the given result.