Here are a few very simple tips on how you can quickly improve your swing:
- Observe others. When you’re on the golf course or at the driving range take the time to look around and see how other golfers swing their golf clubs. Watch for body position, stance, how high they lift the club and the motions used when they swing the club. Take note of the golfers on the greens who are making good shots. Are there things that they are doing which you can incorporate the next time into your swing? Golfers are normally a friendly bunch. Why not approach a golfer whose performance you admire. Ask for tips and advice on how you can improve on your own swing. More often than not, a golfer you approach will feel flattered to hear compliments on their swing and will be glad to share his own experiences on how he was able to develop his swing.
- Observe the pros. When watching a golf match on television or at a live tournament, observe the swings of the professionals. Many professionals have come out with their own books or sometimes share their tips in magazines and online articles. Take the time to research and read up on their tips. Their advice can prove to be quite valuable.
- Mimic. Once you are able to gather information and advice from fellow golfers, written resources, and from the pros – mimic them. Remember no two golfers are alike. What may work for one may not work for others. See which tips and instructions work for you. And which do not.
- Observe yourself. While it’s easy to watch how others play the game, I bet you haven’t really observed how you play and swing. Stand in front of a mirror and take practice swings. Try to take note of the things that you are doing wrong. Even better is if you can video yourself during one of your regular golf games either at the golfing range or golf course. You will be able to observe yourself in a natural golfing environment and pinpoint the things you are doing right and wrong.