Monday, November 21, 2011

Beat Your Buddies At Golf By Using These Tips

By Ed D Backpacker

Even the President of the United States needs his downtime. When he's not relaxing in the Hamptons or pulling a bus tour across the nation, his destination of choice is the golf course. In fact, it's been the preferred game of almost every President. Now, you might not be President yet, but you can still use these tips to improve your game.

A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to make sure that you always keep an eye on your golf clubs while at the course. This is important because due to the value of many golf clubs, somebody else probably already has their eye on them and might take them at their first chance.

Just as there are rules of etiquette on the tees, greens, and fairways, there are some important tips to follow while driving a golf cart. Avoid driving near someone swinging, and never put the cart in reverse without first checking to see if someone is addressing the ball. These unnecessary noises can lead to bad shots, and subsequent evil glances from those around you.

Take the time to read up on golf course etiquette before hitting the course. Simple gaffes like moving while someone is putting or hitting out of turn can lead to mistakes by your playing partners or others out on the course. Learn the basics of etiquette and avoid causing frustration during your next round.

If you have one persistent problem with your golf game, don't wast time obsessing about it. Instead of struggling to try to overcome the problem, just figure out a way to work around it. It may even end up being an advantage and adding to the uniqueness of your playing style.

A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to not always play with a full set of clubs. Most often this is unnecessary and will only result in a heavier bag for you or your caddie to lug around. Use the clubs that you perform strongest with and leave out the ones that might be overkill for a particular course.

To help keep the heads of your clubs from getting scratched, you should use head covers. The heads of your golf clubs are very important when striking the ball and a scratch can affect your shot. Head covers will help keep the surface smooth.

If there is a chance that your tee shot can roll to the group in front of you, then refrain from taking the shot. Shots too close to other players can result in injury or anger, making a relaxing game turn quickly into a day of stress. Instead of hitting into the group in front of you, take a couple extra minutes or allow someone who hits the ball shorter to go ahead of you.

You really don't have to be President or rich or in any position of privilege to be a golfer. The wealthy and powerful enjoy the game simply because it's an enjoyable game that anyone can play. Make sure that you're using what you learned here to improve your game. Take a few strokes off and work on your swing!

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