Follow these expert tips to improve your game and start swinging true
Whether you’re a seasoned golfer wanting to improve your techniques or a complete beginner wondering how on earth to start, these tips from professional experts in the region are bound to help you boost your skills and set you on the path to becoming a worthy competitor on the green in no time.
Practise your swing in Bahrain The Royal Golf Club offers personal one-on-one and group training to beginners, intermediates and more advanced players across their two golf courses. Check the ‘Monthly Clinics’ section on their website to find out about the latest sessions you can join. For more information contact the Royal Golf Club, Riffa Views, www.theroyalgolfclub.com (1775 0777).
Standing strong – Chris Nicholls A good stance provides stability and direction to your shots. The correct width of stance and body alignment will maximise your chances of hitting your target.
Stance and aim: 1 Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart from each other.
Stance and aim: 2 Align your knees, hips and shoulders parallel and slightly left of the intended direction of the golf ball.
Ready to go – Steven Troup An athletic golf swing requires an athletic posture. Like any sport positioning, your body posture ready for the shot or strike is very important.
Posture: 1 With your feet shoulder-width apart, tilt forward at the hips.
Posture: 2 Bend your knees slightly to get the majority of your body weight situated over the balls of your feet.
In control – Sam Filipczak The correct grip is a sure way to develop control and consistency in your game. The grip/hold will influence the club face and ultimately the flight of the ball.
Grip: 1 Standing in good posture (as shown), let your arms hang freely from your shoulders.
Grip: 2 Now gently push your hands together, with your left hand above your right.
Grip: 3 Now recreate this position holding a golf club; hold the club more in your fingers than your palms.