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How to Strike a Golf Ball Consistently

Things to Make You Strike a Golf Ball Consistently

As we begin getting into nice weather and begin getting that yearning to get back to our golf game, where must our focus be?  Perhaps a question that should be asked prior to that is: what is actually the most important aspect to strike a golf ball consistently?   If you ever want to play good golf, you have to practice and it is best to get some qualified advice.

But for me the most important part of striking a ball is “ball contact”.  The crispness of the way you hit a ball will not only determine your distance, but your accuracy.  Anytime you hit the ball with a glancing blow will take distance from your golf ball flight, and if it is hit with side spin, the ball is going to form either left or right.  That’s not automatically bad, as long it is controlled and you can understand what you’re doing.

Regardless of the Shot, Ball Contact Is Key

Being able to constantly make great contact on the golf ball will optimize the outcomes of your shot greater than anything.  So what could you do to best work on to consistently strike a shot?  I accomplish that using the pitching wedge.  The reasons:

1.    Being an iron, they have a similarity with other irons in your bag, so as you move down in loft ball-strike is essentially the same.

2.    It’s a adaptable club when you learn the different ways to use it.  You can work popping a shot high or take the spin of the ball and let it run, all depending on how you strike your ball.

3.    You can train in a comparatively small area, and it doesn’t even cost you the purchase price of a bucket of range balls.  With eight or ten balls and a little space on the practice green it is possible to hit a lot of golf balls in a short period of time.

What goes into the golf swing is important, but that instant that you come into contact with a golf ball is the payoff for all which goes into the swing.  You may have the most perfect back swing or a picture-perfect follow through, but when you hit an inch behind the ball it isn’t going especially far.  So my bit of advice, particularly when you are just getting back in the swing of things and getting callouses on your hands again is: simply hit short golf shots with an abbreviated golf swing.  As soon as it starts to feel natural again, start building yourself for a full swing.

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