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Golf Tip: Tips to Have the Proper Pre-Swing Routine

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Learning how to properly set up the proper pre-swing routine will allow you to become a much more consistent golfer. Having a proper routine before hitting the ball will result in being in better position and creating a more consistent swing and setup. This is a very important thing to master in golf because it forces you to have repetition in your game and will make you become a consistent golfer. Use these tips below if you want to work on your pre-swing routine. If you enjoy reading tips like these, check out our Nike Junior Golf Camps!

Tip #1 – Tee it up and take a step back:

A big component of having a proper pre-swing routine in golf is the ability to visualize your shot before hitting the ball. It is very important to take your time and look around the hole to see where the best spots are to be in after hitting the ball. Golf requires a lot of patience and being able to step back after teeing the ball up and looking at the surroundings of the hole will allow you to be in a better position because it forces you to focus more on the approach to the ball.

Tip #2 – Focus on your angles:

Once you have an idea of where the best landing spots are on the hole that will lead to better success, you want to focus on your angles. Focusing on your angles will allow you to be more precise and specific with the plan of attack for your shots. Being able to focus on your angles will limit the bad shots because you are much more specific about your plan of attack on the hole and will help lower your score.

Tip #3 – Visualize the shot:

Next you want to visualize each shot in depth because it will lead to creating a plan and being able to follow that plan in order to score low on the hole. There are many ways to visualize your shot and plan of attack, one really successful way to visualize is to picture a goal post from a football field because it gives you a good idea of the width of the fairway. Then you want to imagine yourself hitting this shot on the driving range because it will allow you to be more comfortable with each shot. Doing both of these things will create a more comfortable environment for you to hit each shot and lead to more success.

Tip #4 - Breathe in and out:

A very important part of your routine is the ability to level your breath and take deep breaths in and out as you set yourself up. Golf is a very mental game and if you are able to level your breath and calm yourself down before hitting each shot can lead to a lot more success on the course. This will help you relax your mind and muscles before hitting your shot. Working on your breathing skills is a very important part of the game of golf that is very overlooked.

Tip #5 - Find your aim line, waggle, swing:

This is the last thing you need to do before hitting your shot. This portion of the pre-swing routine is where you put all of the previous tips together. When approaching the ball, find your aim line, which is typically a very specific target line. A lot of golfers have a waggle which helps them visualize the ball strike, a lot of people have two “waggles” before hitting the shot to help visualize the club path. Once you feel comfortable and confident this is where you swing the club and strike the ball after you have done all of your pre-swing routine requirements.

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.

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