Golf has been enjoyed by millions since it’s earliest days in the 15th century. The sport has evolved in many ways over the years, but remains both a relaxing and involved game. This article is just what you need to take full advantage of your time on the course.

It is a good idea to skip the golf cart and walk the course when you are golfing. This turns your golf outing into an exercise outing, as well, which will do wonders for your health if you golf every week. While you’re walking, you’ll also be keeping your muscles warmed up and limber.

Your body is important to golf. Not only your arms, but also your torso will serve as your powerhouse. Let your body be one with the club. The added power will propel the golf ball further and lessen the strain on your arms.

One of the first things you need to learn about golf is proper club grip. Typically, people think that they will be able to hit the ball further by commanding a hard grip on the club. A firm, yet soft, grip works better. Hold the club like you would hurt a hamster, strong enough to hold it, light enough that you won’t crush it.

Use your body, and channel energy to get a good swing. Beginning golfers rely too much on their arms for swinging power, which causes them not to hit all that far. A much better way to get that coveted swing distance is to move your whole body as the club moves.

Don’t take golf too seriously. Mistakes do happen out on the course and you won’t hit a perfect shot every time, the key is to always keep smiling, which will help you relax.

Each golf club is made with a “sweet spot,” which is the exact location on the club that provides you the most accuracy and distance if you strike the ball at that point. Work with each of your clubs to find this “sweet spot.” Once you do, contact the ball with the club’s sweet spot right at the end of your downswing.

Stand so that your left hand is in front of the ball when preparing to putt. Putt the ball, keeping your hands steadily in this position as you follow through. This will stop the ball from leaping off your club when you hit it and keep your club in proper position.

Your feet must be lined up in the correct way. This is one of the best things you can do to improve your golf swing. You should line your feet up perpendicular to the bearing that you need the golf ball to travel. You can achieve this by placing the club directly against your toes, then aligning the club’s end so that it points in the direction of your drive.

Don’t starve on the course, bring a small snack or high protein bar with you. When played properly, golf can be both mentally and physically challenging. Eating a protein-rich snack can help you maintain mental focus, as well as helping you avoid problems with muscle fatigue.

Golf is popular for many reasons. Now, you must apply this knowledge to your game.