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Golf

Objective

  • Hit the ball into the hole using as few strokes as possible.
  • Consists of 18 holes (Some courses have 9)
  • Each hole starts from a designated teeing area.
  • Courses are varied, some include obstacles like sand bunkers and water hazards.

Gameplay


Swinging

  • Grip

    • Should be relaxed yet firm.
    • For a right-handed player, the left hand should be on top with the thumb pointing down the shaft (and vice verca).
  • Stance

    • Should be feet shoulder width apart, facing the ball.
    • Your body in parallel with the target.
  • Impact

    • Body should slightly tilt to the target.
    • Follow through with the rotation of the upper body.
    • Power comes from the hips.

Putting

  • Grip

  • Stance

    • Closer than feet shoulder width apart.
    • Eyes should be directly over the ball.
    • Swing in a pendulum motion.
  • Impact

    • Smooth tempo prioritizing accuracy.
    • Follow through in equal length was the backstroke

Chipping

  • Grip

    • Lower the grip closer to the shaft.
    • Break using wrists slightly when taking the club back after a chip.
  • Stance

    • Feet closer together than a full swing.
    • Weight predominantly on front foot.
  • Impact

    • Keep wrists firm while hitting the ball.
    • Finish with clubface pointing the target.

Mental Game

Your mental game in golf is equally as important as the physical game.

  • Stay present

    • Focus on the current shot instead of dwelling on past mistakes. Use breathing techniques to calm nerves and reduce stress.
  • Positivity

    • Maintain a positive attitude to avoid throwing the game. Self talk can be beneficial to encourage yourself through affirmations.
  • Visualisation

    • Before each shot, visualize the ball path and desired outcome. This also helps you develop concentration and focus.
  • Practice

    • I'm guilty of not following through with this, but being patient and practicing regularly could help you get better at golf through The Compound Effect

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