Driving Tips For New Golfers: How To Aim Correctly

Aiming the golf ball correctly includes having proper body alignment and good swing motion. When these aspects of your game are flawed they result in poor shots. For example, if your swing is flawed the ball may go in the same direction as your lead hand (right for right-handed players and vice versa for left-handed players). If the ball doesn’t go in a straight line toward the target then your body alignment is off. Fortunately there are a few things you can do to improve your aim which include practicing your swing to correct it and improving your alignment to increase your accuracy. Consider the following tips.

Know How to Address Ball

Understanding how to address the ball can give another perspective on how to achieve good aim. The clubface should be in right direction toward the target. When you setup for the shot shoulders and feet should be in line with target. Use golf club to help your feet line up behind ball. New golfers may want to consider practicing this element to ensure they are comfortable when they are ready to swing and take their shot.

Visualize Your Shot before Taking It

This tip is pretty straight forward. Just stand behind the ball and envision the shot while picking a spot you intend for ball to stop. Be realistic when you do this and try to avoid spending too much time visualizing your shot. Doing this gives a good idea of what you need to do in order to get the result to happen. Think about what elements are in place when visualizing the shot. How can you do the same thing to get the result?

Correct Swing Motion

Make sure weight shift occurs prior to going into downswing for better control of club head to prevent hooking. This may take some adjusting and practice. You can take a few practice swings before the shot to really feel the difference. Practicing at home is another option that can help overtime gain results.

Improve Swing to Reduce Slicing

Slicing can occur when your swing is off track. Bring club back further when going into downswing and as you swing through keep your head behind the ball. This can help reduce risk of slicing and give more control of the club as it comes in to make contact with the ball.