A Couple Of Wise Recommendations On Golf Long Game Consistency
Without a doubt, driving is one of the most important parts of your golf game. Think about it, almost every hole starts off with you taking your driver out of the bag and aiming to put the ball down the middle of the fairway as far as you can launch it.
That said, many people struggle with their driving – not just golfing beginners either. So what can you do to try and make your long game far more consistent? In this article, we are going to look at a few tips that should no doubt help.
Does your driver fit?
Something new to the golfing scene is club fitting. What is it? Well, it is making sure that your driver in your bag is perfectly setup for your individual swing. Much of it centers on ensuring that the shaft of the driver is the correct length. Studies have shown that many golfers use drivers with shafts that are actually far too long for them.
By setting up the correct fit, you will notice that you strike with the center of the face of the club easier while controlling the angle (thus making sure it is correct on striking the ball) is also far easier. This leads to more consistent and certainly longer drives.
Are you making sure you square your clubface?
Some golfers have a unique flaw when it comes to their game. They slice their drives but no other club in their bag! If you suffer from this, your driving is certainly going to be inconsistent. One of the reasons for this might be that on impact, your clubface is far too open. You need to find a way to ensure that it remains closed. Although this is often best done with the help of an instructor, you can try to keep your left wrist bowed when reaching the top of your backswing while making sure you rotate your right forearm over the left as you begin your downswing.
Check your aim
Of course if your aim in out while driving, you are going to be inconsistent, especially in hitting fairways. Never align your body at the target, this means that your ball will fly to the right of it (for right-handers) as it is setup outside your body. Always stand behind your ball and visualize from the ball itself where you want to aim. Then set up your position and swing away!
With these simple tips, you are sure to bring far more consistency to your long game and that only means one thing, lower scores!