The weather has not been kind to us in the month of May but it seems to be taking a turn! As we look forward to sunnier days and warmer weather, the heart of the golf season awaits and it’s time to start focusing more on our golf game. Although there are dedicated golfers who work on their game year-round, most take the winter off and don’t pick up the clubs again until the spring. So get those golf clubs ready… I want to share some simple tips with you to help you get your summer golf game ready and playing good golf again.
A first to consider for any player is the importance of stretching. Although not a new concept, stretching is important as it can help a golfer immediately. Golf is an athletic sport and even though we do not need to be in the best physical shape to play, being limber and loose helps. I suggest getting into a routine of stretching every morning before heading off to work and 15 minutes before you plan to head to the first tee just to get your blood moving.
Practice At Home
If you ask me, the short game is the most important part of golf. Think about this for a moment, you hit a maximum of 14 drivers in a round and, if you two-putted each green, that alone is 36 strokes saved. I suggest working on putting and chipping indoors while the weather is still not cooperating. You can easily practice your putting stroke by using a few golf clubs as a track or you can also use lines in the carpet, tile or wood floors. Additionally, work on different lengths of the stroke. By working on your basics, such as putting and chipping, you can be set for when the weather breaks.
With the start of a new month comes the hope for sunny, clear days to get out on the course and improve our game!