GOLF TIP: KEY TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR GAME
When players look to improve their game, they typically think that correcting their swing is the answer. Whether that is swing pattern, clubhead speed, body rotation, or other swing dynamics; correcting your swing may not always result in a low score. Although it’s a step in the right direction, there are so many other aspects that can be changed to improve your game. Come improve your game by using the tips below at our Nike Junior Golf Camps!
Tip #1: Mental game
Playing the smartest game during course play will lead to lower scores. When players begin to contemplate their previous shots or how they are playing, their mental game becomes compromised. Understand your previous mistakes, build upon them, and watch your score drop every round. Just remember, golf is about trying new things so relax and have fun!
Tip #2: Shot Selection
While on the course, it’s important to understand when you should play aggressively and when you should play safely. If you make a mistake and have a bad lie, “Hero” ball” or trying to take the best shot possible, is not always a consistent game plan. Therefore, taking a safer approach will allow you to play your next ball from a better spot. Set yourself up for success.
Tip #3: Confidence in your ability
Be confident. Low scores often result from understanding how to use your strengths for the best result. For example, if you have been to the driving range, then you’ve practiced your yardages many times. It should be no surprise that you know how far you can hit each club. Take some time to calculate your average yardages, as well as how far your ball carries, for each club. Understanding the carry of your ball will help while trying to hit over water and/or other hazards.
Additional Tip: Do not calculate yardages based on how well you hit the ball. Calculate your average yardage and use this for a more accurate expectation.
About Nike Junior Golf Camps
Nike Junior Golf Camps is a division of US Sports Camps, Inc (USSC). Headquartered in San Rafael, California, USSC is America’s largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. The company has offered summer camps in the U.S. since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high-quality sports education and skill enhancement. Nike Junior Golf Camps offers junior overnight and day camps, as well as advanced player camps at over 130 locations nationwide. Since 1994, more than 200,000 junior golfers have participated in the camps.