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What You Should Know about Intermediate Golfers

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Who Is an Intermediate Golfer?

Intermediate golfers break 100 easily, and at times they may break 90. They have made significant progress past the beginners. They are in the art of perfecting hits by lacking consistency. This category of golfers is in the position of understanding the clubhead path and what swing plane is all about. Intermediate golfers may not know how to work the ball in either direction. Every intermediate golfer should emphasize on;

Pre-Shot Routine

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The pre-shot routine differentiates an intermediate golfer from a pro golfer. A pro golfer portrays consistency before every shot. They make sure every shot feel the same. Thus even if they face a tough shot, they’ll tackle it confidently due to the routine. The body and the mind will learn to calm at every shot amid challenges.

 

The pre-shot routine is the movements that precede a swing. They determine the quality of the shot. This begins the moment the golfer stands behind the ball, visualizing the shot, moving to the ball and making a perfect hit. This routine develops after a series of training sessions until it becomes an unconscious act. Intermediate golfers must work on their pre-shot routine if they want to become pro golfers.

Hitting the Ball Straighter

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If you’re having challenges hitting the ball straight, you can use some tricks to perfect this skill. Begin by standing behind the ball and looking at the fairway. Then select the spot you’d like the ball to land. This could be 10-15 yards away. They visualize a straight line connecting your ball to the spot. Lay your head low and fire your shot confidently.

 

Timing

Timing affects the shots a golfer makes. Is your timing perfect or you needed to make some improvements? If you’re not getting the shot you desire, then you need to improve your timing. The first thing should be to consider your swing. Are you swinging too hard or too fast? A perfect swing should involve the body muscles and legs and not your hands to arms. With a perfect swing, you now need to hit the ball with about 805 of your strength and not 100%. Practice the skill severally.

An intermediate golfer should not spend much time on the range; it’s time to play real golf on the course. After gaining sufficient experience playing in the course, you can then embark on perfecting the range and other skills necessary for an excellent golf swing.