Host to a LPGA tournament each and every year, won in 2005 by well-known Japanese superstar Ai Miyazato. This par 73 plays an incredible 7221 yards from the tips and has a combination of mature forested and open country holes. Designed by Komyo Otani in 1954 this impeccably groomed course has water coming into play on 6 holes and offers a combination of easy as well as challenging holes. Signature 17th features a green shaped like a lotus leaf and extensive bunkering.
Whether you are a seasoned golfer or a terminology challenged beginner, it matters not. You can face a lot of different challenges as well as opportunities in golf, at any skill level. Before you tee up, browse through this selection of handpicked tricks and tips for interesting insight into the game.
Make sure you are playing with others of your level to keep your confidence up. When you are first starting out, choose easy courses, and play with other beginners. You will only lose your motivation if you try playing with better golfers, or select a hard course.
When buying golf shoes, choose a size that is one size larger than your normal shoes. Hence, choose a pair of golf shoes large enough for this expansion. Don t be fooled by shoes that comfortably fit you at the store, because after a few walks around the course they might not be so comfortable.
Be able to differentiate between golf clubs if you want to become a successful golfer. You can shave a lot of points off your score by choosing the correct wood, iron or wedge for every shot. It could mean disaster if you use the wrong club during the wrong situation.
Be sure that you keep all your focus on the shot you’re going to take next. Don t let the outcome of the previous shot, or any upcoming challenges, influence the way you swing that club.
If you are heading out to the driving range, consider using a higher lofted club to start. Using these clubs will help you gain confidence before you move on to harder shots.
Try not to move your legs excessively when you are swinging a golf club. Legs that move too quickly, reduce the power produced by wrist action at impact. Your legs should shift your weight forward without a lot of movement.
If you play golf on wet grass, do not wear golf shoes that are similar to a sneaker in style. Although you can find sneaker-style shoes that have waterproofing, most do not have this feature, and they will be thoroughly wet by the end of your game of golf.
Keep your drives consistently good by setting the tee at the same height every time. Teeing in the wrong spot can make you pop up the ball and lose distance, or it may cause you to hit grounders. Take time to perfect your drive, and find the tee height that works best for you. The key is to experiment during practice rounds so you find the most appropriate tee height for your shots.
Your body can really help you out in the sport of golf. To really hit a golf ball far, you need to use your entire body instead of only your arms. Your full body should be involved in the club movement. This can help propel the ball further so that you don t have to swing the arms too hard.
Take a few moments to meet the people you are playing with and avoid starting an entire round with a group of strangers that haven t received introductions, it can become awkward or distracting. Remember that social interactions are important in golf, since you are going to spend at least four hours with the same group. So even if you have never met the people in your group before, introduce yourself and try to enjoy their company. Introduce yourself, engage in friendly conversation with your partners and you are sure to enjoy the game.
Now that you have taken the initiative to learn something new about the sport of golf, you can impress your golfing buddies (or that gorgeous pro shop attendant) with the information you’ve just picked up. There will be fellow golfers waiting to play on the hole that you are at, Look for new ways to apply these skills to your current game, to make the game even more challenging and engaging.