For every novice golf player, mastering the right technique is crucial, especially if they covet to become a professional in no time. However, you also need the right equipment, patience, and practice to up your game. You might also need to apply certain science-backed tips and tricks to improve your swing. By gaining rudimentary knowledge of science and physics, you can improve your game and perfect your swing. Here are some effective, science-backed tips that will help you improve your golf game.
- Pay Attention to the Launch Angle
When preparing to hit the ball, determine the launch angle based on your clubhead speed. Let’s say your clubhead speed is 105 mph. In this case, position your club at a launch angle of 14 to 18 degrees to play a winning shot. Similarly, a clubhead speed below 100 mph will have a higher launcher angle. If you are supposed to hit the long shot, the ball must be swung on the upswing. Even though this trick asks you to do some calculations before you hit the ball, do not feel overwhelmed as you will be acquainted with it with time.
- Determine the Centrifugal Force
To deliver a successful shot at impact, you must determine the centrifugal force to play a winning shot. To practice this move, imagine holding a bucket of water and swinging it with your arm. Extend your arm and swing it with a consistent speed. At the same time, pay attention to your posture. If you hold the imaginary bucket with your shoulders, fingers, or elbows, you will spill water. When positioning yourself for the swing, your forward arm should be straight and the weight of your clubhead should be away from your elbow and shoulder. By practicing this move, you will notice your clubhead returning to the desired position before every shot.
- Pick the ‘Right’ Club
Most golfers have a favorite club that they prefer to use in every game. When it comes to playing golf at a professional level, choosing the right clubs is of utmost importance. If you don’t have the perfect club yet, consider certain aspects when picking one. Whether it’s a driver, an iron club, or a wood club, you can easily find one that is designed for beginners, intermediate players, and professionals. Consider the driver shaft length and your ability to handle a chronic slice when picking a driver club. Since driving irons and hybrids are becoming increasingly popular, you can look into these two options as well.
- Consider the Accelerating Motion
If you want your ball to undergo a positive spin and move through your intended line, determine the accelerating motion before playing your shot. This also leads to your clubhead accelerating with the line of your ball, which occurs at the fastest point of your clubhead or golf swing. Practice this move with consistency as it is desirable for every shot. If the swing is exposed to deceleration, you may notice your clubhead changing angles, resulting in a poor shot. In the latter case, your ball will experience unpredictable forces and lose the line of impact.
- Control Your Clubface
The best way to position your clubface before impact is by squaring it. Failing to do so will lead to losing force and power, which can otherwise result in a successful shot. Many beginners make the mistake of swinging the ball hard with the anticipation of throwing it far away. The secret is hitting the ball with a square clubface in which you place your clubface at a 90-degree angle to the ball and the target line, thereby delivering the right amount of force to your clubhead and the back of the ball.
- Determine Your Locus of Attention
During a game of golf, every player experiences bouts of emotions or a sudden rush of thoughts that can impact the game at a marginal scale. To keep yourself in control and focus on the game, pay attention to your locus of attention, which are categorized into five types - external process (focusing on the movement of the club or a part of the equipment), neutral (focus on humming or breathing), internal (position of your body parts), the external result (imagining the target in the air), and transcendental (high performance and quiet thoughts).
By applying these science-backed tips, you can become a professional golfer in no time. Since these tricks are based on precision, timing, and determining the right angles, they work for almost every beginner. These tips will not only boost your confidence but also improve your game in less than 6 months. Make sure that you practice consistently and seek help from a professional to improve your posture.