Top 7 Most Effective Golf Driving Tips For Senior Players
It is inevitable as people get older their mobility falls below the level they had when they were young. Golfers who have played the game all their lives will still retain a swing that will be fairly close to what they had at their best. Those that take up the game late may find it difficult to develop a really good swing. They must find something that works for them; they may still be able to score fairly well if they work at their game.
There are a few things that will help:
- It is important to be able to relax so that there is no tension in the body, particularly the hands and arms. You need to be able to hold the club firmly but not too tightly.
- The grip takes a little getting used to. The fingers are the most important part of the hands. There are actually molded grips that you can buy to get used to the position that you need to have your two hands. Molds cannot be used on actually clubs but you can get used to the feel of the club even when sitting at home.
- There is no substitute for practice. The basics of the swing are the same for every club with the driver being the club that initiates most of the holes. The ball can be teed up and it should be just inside the front foot so you can sweep the ball away, hitting it on its bottom half.
- When you walk on to the tee your head must be clear. The only thoughts in your head should be the fairway ahead and where you want to hit the ball. There are many fairways that are dog-legged, left or right and your target area should be planned accordingly.
- That planning is part of your overall need to develop good course management. It is important to keep the ball in play. The means avoiding rough but also any hazard, sand bunker or water, on the hole.
- There is a good argument for exercise to improve your overall condition. Certainly golf is good exercise for seniors but they can also look at general strength exercises, as well as some specific to golf, which will help their bodies’ flexibility and ability to rotate through the ball as a result.
- There are plenty of drivers on the market. Some have virtually no loft at all; perhaps only 7 degrees. It is not worth selecting one as ‘fierce’ as that. Getting a driver you are comfortable with is important. Perhaps it should be 10 degrees with a good ‘sweet spot’ to make it easier to hit the ball straight.
Master the driver and your game will benefit.