Here is a short list that can help you today:
1. Check your golf club grips for wear and tear. Worn grips will promote tighter grip pressure, therefore tension.
2. Check your golf glove for wear and tear. Why? See number 1.
3. Grip a 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch down. Why? Better control for centered-club-face-contact (sweet spot).
4. Putting woes? Extend your putter further away from your body. Note: You may need to bend your putter flatter. Just because all the books and magazines say the eyes must be directly over the ball, doesn’t mean you have to. See Champions Tour Player, Fuzzy Zoeller.
5. Play your next round with only 6 clubs: 3 wood, 5 iron, 7 iron, 9 iron, sand wedge, and putter.
6. Let go of all the golf instruction jargon from the golf books and golf magazines…
7. Swing where you want the ball to go. Yeah, I know that is obvious, but how many times do really do that?
Some of the best golf lessons I have given were the ones where all I did was making the student aware of his/her equipment. For example: Worn grips may cause a golfer to grip tighter, even though the golfer may not be aware of gripping tighter. For some golfers this may explain current ball-flight, lack of distance, inconsistent ball-flight, top-shots, thin-shots, and fat shots.
This article was published by Arizona Golf Instructor Rob Camacho. Mr. Rob Camacho has been providing Arizona golf lessons since 2000. If you or you know a golfer that would like help with their golf game, call Arizona Golf Lessons today at (602) 828-GOLF. You can book a golf lesson on any topic seven days a week. The golf instruction is located in Tempe, Arizona at Rio Salado Golf Course just south of Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona. Please note that all golfers (adults and kids) from Chandler, Phoenix, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, and all parts of Arizona are always welcome