Top Tips for a Better Golf Game - Gleddoch Hotel, Spa & Golf

February 8, 2018

If you’re a big golf fan then you might have considered looking at golf breaks. Glasgow is the ideal location as Scottish golf courses are famous the world over and you also get the opportunity to visit a new place.

If you have decided to book a golfing break, it might be beneficial to work on your game before you go. After all, there’s always room for improvement and you will no doubt want to play your best. So, to help you improve, we have created this list of top tips to help your game reach ever greater heights.

Learn Your Weaknesses

You can’t make any improvements without first establishing which areas need some work. Take notes on your putting and fairway shots – if you do this, then it’s easier to determine any potential weaknesses. Once you learn your weaknesses, you can then spend some time working on them before your upcoming trip.

Rotate Your Body

If your body remains stiff and straight when you play, you need to learn to rotate your torso when swinging. Don’t rely on your wrists or arms to do all of the work; using your torso will provide more control and will also put more power behind the ball.

Learn to Align the Club Face

Alignment is the key to a good game. While many golfers think that they should stand to the side or straight on, the correct way is to always look at the mark from behind the ball then line the club up in the perfect position.

Develop a Routine

Creating a routine will enable you to become more consistent and will also help you improve any weaknesses. Plan your routine as you go and then follow it each time you play. It may take time to develop so take note of what works well and what doesn’t.

Take a Swing at Half the Speed

When you take practice shots, hit the ball with a full swing but use only half the speed. This will allow you to feel your swing, feel the club and help to synchronise your swing.

Practice Putting

To improve your speed and power, practice your putting. Practising will allow you to take fewer swings and will give your overall game a better result. Even if your putting is already great, perfect it with more practice.

Work with the Wind

When you’re out on an open golf course, the wind might be an issue. However, unruly weather doesn’t have to ruin your game. Hit the ball with the wind rather than going against it to ensure that you stay in control of the ball.

By following these tips to improve your game you will soon be more than ready to face any competition on the course. Don’t forget that even if you’re a strong player, you can always improve on something. Regular practice will benefit your game and give you more confidence out on the course.

If you haven’t already, why not plan a golf trip now? Here at Gleddoch, our golf course caters for all abilities. If you would like more information on golf breaks in Glasgow, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01475 540 711.

Gleddoch is an independently owned hotel resort, beautifully located overlooking the Clyde Estuary. Gleddoch boasts 75 bedrooms, an 18 hole championship golf course an elegant banqueting room and a luxury Imperia Spa.

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