You line up your shot, target in sight, take a deep breath and take your swing. Your ball flies through the air with ease and lands softly on the green exactly where you wanted it to be.This type of perfect shot is what golfers will strive for, but if you are new to the game, pulling off this shot consistently can be difficult. Should the perfect shot be something you strive for, read on as we discuss methods that can make this mythical kind of shot possible.
The Perfect Shot
How to Address the Ball
Prior to taking your swing, you are going to want to know how to approach the golf ball to make the perfect shot. This starts by you stepping up to your ball in a "Square-like" formation, with the ball at the top and your shoulders upper torso forming the backside of the square.
Inside this square, you will want to stand with your feet planted flat, coming down at an angle from the ball. This will give you the most ground during your swing, allowing for a better shot.
Stay Focused, Stay Confident
This may seem like a bit of a cop-out in terms of actual techniques, but being able to remain confident in your golfing abilities has been known to actually help your golf game. This is especially true when it comes to making the perfect shot, as it becomes harder to hit perfectly if you don't believe that you can do it.Keep focused as you prepare to take your swing. Keep in mind the target you are aiming for and where you want your ball to land, as this actually helps you to get the ball to its intended destination.
Holding the Club
When trying to find the best position for your club for the perfect shot, line up your clubhead up with the ball in a way that it will cleanly strike the center of the club face. This is what is known as the "sweet spot", which allows you to make clean contact with the ball for the perfect shot.
Maintain a firm yet flexible grip on the club while holding the club at full length. Don't choke up on the club or hold it too loose or tight, as this can greatly affect your accuracy.
Take Your Shot
Now to the meat of the issue: your shot itself. As you prepare to swing, carry your club upwards in an arc from your club, maintaining alignment with the ball as you come up. Make sure to keep your eye on the ball as you do this so that you know exactly where you are trying to strike.
As you follow-through with your swing, try to make contact with the "sweet spot" as mentioned above, while also accelerating the club head towards the ball. At the same time, shift your weight from one leg to the other, helping you to carry your momentum forward.
Doing these two techniques you will make sure you get the most power and accuracy under your shot. Maintain this form when following through, making sure not to cut the swing short which will risk a loss of power.
Unless you have confidence otherwise, be sure to ALWAYS hit the ball in the center of the club face. Hitting to low or too high can result in extra spin on your ball, which can lead to a loss of accuracy.
These tips and techniques above are not a guarantee that you will be able to make the perfect shot every time. It requires a lot of practice to get this shot right, and even then outside factors, such as , can affect your shots.Even so, following the above is a step in the right direction for your golf game. If you practice these tips, then you may find the dream of the perfect golf shot quickly becoming a reality.