BY WILLIAM P. ALLEN
Here is an incredible golf tip… but first, answer this question: What is the simplest shot in golf that all beginners can make with their eyes closed? It’s the shoe-in putt. In other words, it’s when the ball is almost falling into the hole. The tougher the shot, the further the distance from the hole. Pretty simple stuff. So what’s the incredible golf tip you ask? The incredible golf tip is this…
Starting with this great golf tip in mind, you will see that when sharpening your golf skills it makes sense to start with smaller swings, then eventually move towards a fuller swing. This is the reason why a beginner will learn and teach his/her body the correct motions. Eventually after a bit of time (and much practice) the body will start to adjust and develop an accurate and powerful swing.
So that’s why this golf tip stresses learning by starting with the short swing. When you’re just starting out and you try to start out with the full swing you won’t be as successful. This is because it’s much more difficult to learn the correct muscle coordination that the full swing requires.
Now, here’s another incredible golf tip…
Don’t learn to hit for distance before you learn to hit for accuracy. Always learn accuracy before distance. You want to have a strong, accurate, powerful swing and stroke. Not a terrible, blasting hack. You can see what I mean when you examine the shoe-in putt… when it’s easy to stroke the ball. These two golf tips tie into one another. You see, blasting the ball is not an option for the shoe-in putt, which makes it the easiest shot on the course.
So just as you perfect your swing (golf tip number one: start small) you should perfect accuracy by starting smaller. Perfect this starting shorter golf tip for short-distance shots and you will also find increasing accuracy and distance with your long shots.
William P. Allen is a golf enthusiast and lives in Wilmington, Ohio.