Golf is hugely popular across the world, and particularly in the States: here at The Cays at Ocotillo, our residents are lucky enough to have the amazing Ocotillo Golf Resort nearby. This is a gorgeous course with waterfalls, colorful flowers, and stunning greenery all combining for one of the most pleasant settings you can enjoy your favorite game in.
This golf course is home to 27 holes, and accommodates players on a daily-fee policy: no expensive memberships are required to enjoy a leisurely game-day. We want to help you enjoy your life here at The Cays as much as we can, so to add a little more to your golfing sessions, we’ve put together a few tips!
Let’s look at the habits you need to change on the green.
Avoid Poor Alignment
If you find yourself hitting one bad shot after another, one reason for it could be your poor alignment: if your body is aiming one way but you’re swinging at your target in another direction, swinging the club effectively becomes harder.
Stand behind the ball with both feet together, and put your clubface down so it faces an intermediate target. As you look to your real target, make a small step with your left foot, and then a slightly bigger step with your right foot – this keeps the ball in its proper place in your stance’s left half.
Controlling your Clubface
Keeping your clubface properly controlled is vital – no matter how good a player might consider themselves, if their clubface control is weak, their game may well be off. How can you gain better control?
Take a standard grip of your club, and try to twist your bottom hand until it faces away from you in the backswing – keep it aimed that way during the entire swing. While some of the rotation needed for an effective swing comes from turning the body, the majority comes from the arms and hands. Practice this, and you should start to see a positive improvement in your performance.
Rotating your Torso
On the subject of rotating your torso, let’s continue to explore this: some players try to create power and speed by swinging their arms & wrists rather than rotating the torso.
So, how can you fix this?
First, take your proper spinal-posture/stance, and then rotate your core by turning the torso from your target: try to put your left shoulder more over your right leg than the left – maintain the same posture as you take your backswing. As you enter the downswing, do the reverse of your actions on the backswing – rotate your torso toward your target, until your right shoulder becomes closer to being over your left leg than the right. Keep this same spinal-posture during the forward swing for maximum effect.
To practice this, you can put a club over your shoulders and keep it in place with both hands. Then rotate your core from your target until the club is aimed at your ball on the ground; rotate your core toward the target, until the club’s other end aims at the same area on the ground. By doing this, you can feel the core’s proper rotation while keeping your spine at the same angle.
We hope these tips will help you get more out of your time on the green, and help you avoid any poor techniques you might not have realized you were using. If golf is your game, then you’ll have plenty to keep you entertained at the Cays location. The Ocotillo Golf Resort is sure to be a major part of your life. Want to know more about the revitalizing lifestyle we can bring you? Get in touch!
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