Every golfer dreams about hitting every shot accurately and perfectly, but only pros get to do that. You must have observed the pattern that often, even an amateur ends up hitting a shot like a pro.
But to turn that occurrence into a routine from a mere possibility, one needs not just experience and practice but skills. You ought to know the tactics that golfers have learned over the years and passed on; this is golf wisdom, ladies, and gentlemen (Golf is gender-neutral) so golfers out there ought to listen intently.
I’ll give you nine tips which can increase your golf accuracy to a great degree. I’m sure you’re willing to learn. So, let’s begin:
Accuracy Tips and Drill
Focus on Acceleration While Pitching
I’m pretty certain that like every golfer out there, you focus on the backswing on pitches, and that is one way of doing it right. But golf experts suggest that you focus on the acceleration of pitch more than all those varying backswing lengths. Why? It yields a result, that’s why. The math is simple if you want to hit a shot at 60-yards length, swing the ball at 60mph. I won't say the speeds are accurate, but the key lies in having a mental concept of your target, and these tactics help a lot!
The Flex in The Wrist
This is a foolproof method of increasing the shot accuracy according to Sean Foley, is by maintaining the flexion in the wrist. It means that one bends their wrist in such a manner that it gets closer to the forearm. This is a magic move, and it makes the clubface compress the ball and helps control the ball’s trajectory. To incorporate this strategy into your swing, you should start practicing it on a fifty-yard wedge until it becomes a reflex. Once you’re done prepping it up, you’re good to go and play it on the course.
Fairways Need An Early Hinge
Another very helpful tip is to hinge your wrist earlier than you normally do while hitting a fairway. You’ve got to do it as soon as you take the club back. Early hinges such as these would give you this feeling that your club shaft is pointing exactly where it should be, so in a way, you have one less thing to worry about as you’re hitting a fairway. This tactic has helped many players increase their fairway shots accuracy to a great degree.
The Drill Sessions
I’m sure you must be wondering what your drill sessions should focus on well here’s a piece of advice. Start by practicing low trajectory shots. This improves your control, and accuracy both. You just have to aim at swinging under the wing and at lower trajectories. You need a sand wedge or a lob wedge, for this shot, and you need to hold it in your left hand. While positioning the ball in the middle of your stance, and lean at your left side so that weight shifts there. Swing the ball back at 9 o’clock and then swing it down to the ball.
Here’s the deal, you need to visualize everything accurately. Most of the time, golfers end up losing a shot only because of their poor visualization, to cure this you might use a simple method. Just imagine a ring of fire about ten to twenty yards away from the landing spot, now all you have to do is hit your tee shot. This is all you need to do to land the ball wherever you want.
The Weight Shift
You know what’s most frustrating? The fact that one cannot hit the ball accurately because of poor assessment of weight shift greatly affects the results and scoring. Begin by completing the backswing, and then start down with a slide-turn of the hips, your weight will move to your left foot. You might feel that your right side is taking over and throwing the club at the ball. That’s alright, as long as you manage to shift your weight towards the target and your left side is leading. Your right knee should end up pointing towards the ball. It would prove that you have made a good shift.
Short Irons? Move the grip down
Do you want to perfectly hit the pitch shots on the green wherever you want? Just grip down on the irons. If you’re aiming for close hits constantly with your shot irons, just slide your grip lower. If you aren’t gripping it correctly, it will probably fly too high. It would only make it difficult for you to carry the shots to the distance you desire, especially in the windy weather. This tactic will help you control the trajectory of the ball.
Short Approach Shots Need Full Swing
You're an amateur, and you're about to hit a short approach shot, let me guess what mistake you’re about to make. You probably won’t take a full swing. This is one of the most common mistakes that amateur golfers make. Make sure that your body takes a full turn while you hit the shot, not as aggressively as you would for a full-wedge shot but still, what counts is a real turn because only then. What regulates the distance is the length of the swing, and the speed of rotation and a full-swing allows you to assess and control that.
Speed Is The Key
It plays a decisive role in the final trajectory and landing position of the ball. If you slow down the shot will fly lower, the same can be achieved by choking down on the club and also by shortening the swing. If you swing faster, it will create more height and spin in the shot. These are the basic techniques that help you get better at landing the perfect shots.
I hope this helps you understand golf tips and tricks that enhance your performance and accuracy. With practice and skills, you will become a pro.