PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 29, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Golf is a game that people of all ages can play, and one that Troy Reddell
has engaged in for years. He has spent time practicing, playing, and improving his game. It takes time to become a skilled player and master the proper techniques. A recent article
in Leaderboard Golf highlights tips for beginners to improve their golf drive.
There are many different shots that take place during a typical game of golf. However the drive is what sets the tone for the hole. A good drive can set the player up for a shorter distance to the hole and a potentially lower stroke count. But it is something that takes practice to master. Spending time at the driving range is a great place to practice. The focus is solely on driving the ball, so there is no pressure to get the ball in the hole. Players can try different techniques and clubs to figure out which works best for them. They can make adjustments to their swing to get the most benefit. And they can continue to practice until it becomes a habit.
For people just starting out playing golf, they do not have to invest in the latest, most expensive clubs right away. These are often tailored to the more experienced player anyway. Getting a basic set of clubs will suffice for learning. Drivers are each built differently, so try several out before choosing one to purchase. Starting with clubs made of hybrid material and with larger heads can prove beneficial. Look for a driver that has a loft of at least ten degrees to make it easier to hit the ball into the air. Choose a shaft flexibility that feels comfortable. Each player swings differently, so while a regular-flex shaft is preferred by some, others might do better with a stiff-flex shaft. This is another reason why it is important to try out several clubs.
Once the person has chosen their clubs and grip, they can work on perfecting their swing. Their feet should remain firmly on the ground. Place the ball on the highest tee and draw the club back so that the left shoulder is now behind the ball. For left-handers, the right shoulder is behind the ball. Face the back toward the target and turn the upper body a full 90 degrees when swinging.
Keep following through once the ball is hit. Maintaining a steady balance, weight distribution, and speed will help the player to have better control over their swing. Everyone swings slightly differently, but those are the basic steps.
"Practicing at the driving range is a great way to gain more experience and refine driving technique," says Troy Reddell. "Consider investing in lessons or pairing up with a more experienced player to learn valuable tips and improve your game. They can help you to improve your stance, swing, and game. The more you practice, the better you will become." Troy Reddell has practiced and refined his game through the years getting down to a six handicap.
is an avid golfer who not only plays recreationally, but also to support charity. For a number of years he has participated in his company's annual golf outing which has raised funds for a variety of charities. He enjoys traveling and has gotten the opportunity to play on golf courses in the UK, Australia, the US and across Asia Pacific.