At no point in your golf career, whether as an amateur or hobby player, or someone who likes to compete in local or county leagues, should you consider yourself beyond a little golf swing practice.
Practice and training are what make you a better and more defined player, both in terms of the ways that you utilise the tools available to you and how you exercise different movements and techniques to succeed on different terrains, courses, and holes.
In this blog, we’re sharing 5 top tips that could help you improve your golf swing – and we’re starting with the unrivalled facilities on offer here at our indoor golf simulator in London.
Tip 1: Practice off course as well as on course
Indoor simulators aren’t just good for adverse weather conditions and winter training – they also offer the benefit of focusing on targeted areas of your swing and game play, letting you watch your swing play out on screen via the simulator to see how you could improve or work on various elements of it.
By translating your swing into a realistic 3D motion, the simulator lets you watch the ball’s progress and assess your own technique.
Tip 2: Consider your grip
Grip is one of the most important parts of the golf swing, with the best players keeping their hands low to maximise the control they have over the ball and its direction – not to mention allowing them to throw more power into the shot.
Tip 3: Engage your core and swing through your whole body
Golf is not just a game which focuses on the arms – it doesn’t even merely focus on the shoulders and upper body. The best swing is one which transfers through the entire body, leveraging the power of your body and using your core and strength to control the ball’s direction.
Tip 4: Follow through with your swing
Instead of hitting the ball and immediately letting your arms drop and gazing out to see where the ball lands, following through with the full motion and swinging the club over your shoulder is key to ensuring it travels in the direction that you want it to, at the speed and height that you desire.
There’s no such thing as an oversized swing – in fact, the more you swing the better your shot will be.
Tip 5: Keep your head down
This one links to the former point, though this time is all about your head rather than your hands. While many players snap their heads up immediately after the hit to see where the ball goes, this change in position of your upper body can impact the way you hit the ball at the last minute – changing the course entirely.
All of these tips and more can be ironed out and practised at our indoor golf simulator in North London – on your own, with a playing friend, or with the support of one of our team members. Visit the website or get in touch for more information.