Mark your calendars ladies and gents! The Robins Regional Chamber’s Annual Golf Classic is set to take place on Monday, October 23, 2017. Every year, local business leaders take to the green at the gorgeous Houston Lake Country Club. The Annual Chamber Golf Classic is a great opportunity to network with executives in the Robins Region as well as a unique marketing opportunity for businesses to advertise. Request more information about sponsorship opportunities and register to play below. In the meantime, dust off those clubs and practice your stroke with these five tips to improve your golf score.
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1. THE ONE-LEGGED CHIP
When it comes to good chipping technique, you don’t want to move your weight around during the shot. By keeping your weight forward on your lead leg, you’ll make more crisp and consistent contact with the ball. To ensure you get comfortable chipping with your weight remaining still, try the one-legged chip shot to improve your short game. Start by taking a narrow stance and put most of your weight on your front foot. Then, lift your rear foot off the ground only letting your toe rest on the ground. Practice performing your chip shot like so to improve your chipping technique.
2. MONITOR YOUR RHYTHM
Rhythm describes how you split the total time between the backswing and forward swing. If you treat the golf swing like a pendulum and divide it into equal beats, the backswing would take two beats and the combined downswing and forward swing would take two beats. Like tempo, golf swing rhythm should be the same for every club and every type of swing. The key to developing consistent tempo and rhythm is to understand that the forward swing should be a gradual acceleration from the top. If you employ proper tempo and rhythm, maximum clubhead speed will naturally occur at the point of contact without putting in any extra effort.
3. PAR 18 PUTTING GAME
This short game drill will challenge your putting skills and help you learn to handle pressure. Start with nine golf balls. Pick three easy putts, medium putts, and difficult putts. Then give yourself two putts per location and see if you can score 18 or lower. Add some pressure by trying to beat your score each time.
4. HIT TO THE FAT PART OF THE GREEN
Far too many golfers aim for the pin without considering its location on the green. Better golfers understand the importance of playing to their ability and, therefore, think twice before firing at a pin that’s tucked near the edge of the green. This may not leave them with a better chance for birdie, but certainly, lessens the chance for bogey or worse.
5. KEEP IT POSITIVE
To develop a more positive attitude, try this preshot routine. Start by evaluating the lie, the distance of the shot, the wind strength, and direction, and take note of any obstacles or hazards. Visualize a successful outcome of the shot and take a single practice swing to restore the feeling of the swing you would like to make. Once you’re over the ball, commit to the shot, focus on your target and let it go. Practice this technique consistently and you’ll soon find the quality of your shots improving.
Sources: GolfTipsMag.com and GolfPracticeGuides.com