Guest Blogger – Tim Khayat
Tim provides answers to two common mistakes golfers make.
What are common mistakes golfers make on the course?
What are your suggestions on how to improve a person’s game?
Aside from poor contact, which can only be corrected by hours of practice, there are some common errors most amateurs make. The first is club selection. Most golfer watch the pros hit majestic shots with seemingly little effort. The assumption is that they too should be able to hit the ball the same distance using the same club. Often this results in coming up well short of the intended target (usually the green) or a wayward shot that is caused by overswinging. Take enough club to get the job done and swing smoothly. No one really cares if you hit the green with a 6 iron or a 9 iron as long as it gets there.
A second common error is alignment. Most golfers do not align their bodies to the target. They address the ball and crane their neck towards the target but this often means their aim is off by several degrees. On a shot of 150 yards, this can mean missing wide of the target by 30 yards. The best way to ensure proper alignment is to lay the club across the thighs. Make sure the club is pointing at your target from that position and you will likely hit it.