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Want To Improve Your Golf Game? Check Out These Top 3 Tips

New golfers getting into the swing of the game soon realise there’s a lot to learn. But if you’ve been playing golf for a few years now, you’ll have a good idea of your own progress and the ways in which your play needs to improve. Practice makes perfect, and getting out on the course is always going to be the key to taking your golf skills to the next level, whatever your experience or talent. But if you’re wondering how to give yourself an edge, here are some suggestions you should try.

Fitness is a key. Because it’s ‘only golf’ some people might think you don’t have to be in shape. But for consistency of technique, power and endurance, physical core strength is essential. With a strong core, you can swing your club from your centre, and that way you'll retain the balance needed to carry through the complete stroke. If you need to tune up your core fitness, how about trying yoga or pilates, which have all kinds of benefits even beyond the golf.

The putting green is one of the obvious aspects where a game of golf can be won or lost. You might have played a perfect game until then, with the ball landing perfectly in the first few strokes, but if it doesn’t happen on the putting green, the hole will still be elusive. So give yourself the chance to practice those key putting shots away from the green with no one watching. Even on a rainy day, there’s no excuse not to use a few indoor putting mats and go through the motions at home or in the office. There are a few electronic devices available that can also help you work on your putting technique.

The final tip to share is about mental stamina. If you lose your nerve, it’s all too easy to find yourself well behind after a couple of mistakes, and then give up rather than press on. Another problem is when you might be in the middle of a winning streak, but you start imagining your endgame too soon. You need to stay present in the moment to play a really good game of golf, so do some work on your mindset and sports psychology.

Those are just a few basic hints that should help you stay on course with your game, and maybe get a stroke or two ahead of your opponent this season.

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