When people start out playing golf, as well as after they’ve been playing for a while, it’s their basic swing that needs the most attention. Golf tips and tricks are what you need to get it right, golf tips and tricks from the experts to stay on course – not just so that you hit the ball properly but also to avoid hurting yourself. It almost goes without saying that the back-swing and follow-through aren’t entirely natural movements, and that if you aren’t given golf tips and tricks to help make things work for you it’s quite possible that you could do yourself an injury. Straining a muscle in your back, or worse, damaging one of the vertebrae of your spine and man, it’s enough to make your feelings for the sport turn from love to hatred.
One of the best golf tips and tricks to help you get that swing right isn’t really about trickery so much the powers of observation and implementation. Watch the pro’s, the guys swinging a club all day, every day. The better they are at the game, the more their grip, stance and swing look like the most natural things in the world – whereas the finer points of their game have actually taken many years to perfect. The point is: don’t try to re-invent the wheel, do what they do, endeavour to imitate the masters before you think about coming up with something that none of the millions of golfers before you were able to think of… The challenge is: watching the experts and knowing what you should be doing and then actually doing it are two quite different things entirely!
Among of the golf tips and tricks that will definitely help is to get tuition from one of the good club pro’s, people who are teaching and training, coaching and tweaking other people’s golf swings for a living. Then you need to get somebody to film you when you’re practising, and then you need to get your friendly pro’ to talk you through the recording, pointing out in the footage just where it is that you’re going wrong, teaching you those golf tips and tricks. That said, as many a golfer knows full well, sometimes it’s not that you’re hurting or that you can’t get sufficient power into the shot, but that either the power isn’t translating properly into distance covered or the that ball just won’t go where you want it to. By repeatedly studying video recordings taken of yourself swinging away under the guidance of good coach, those golf tips and tricks will definitely improve your game – by how much, well, that’s written somewhere in your DNA. Thereafter it’s a matter of practice, practice, practice.
And where best to get those golf tips and tricks to improve your swing? At the best golf courses of course, places like the Southbroom Golf Club in KZN and the Plettenberg Bay Country Club on the Garden Route, resorts such as The Ranch outside Polokwane and Sun City in the Pilanesberg, guesthouses including Apple & Spice in George and Forest Hall in Port Elizabeth – or perhaps you’re planning on a bushveld breakaway, in which case the Busisa Safari Lodge outside Phalaborwa could be just what you need.