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Get ready for the start of the season

As the weather warms up and the days get longer, it's time to start getting your golf game ready for the start of the season. Whether you're a low handicapper or a beginner, there are a few things you can do to ensure that you're playing your best when the first tee time arrives.

1. Get your equipment in order

The first thing you need to do is make sure your equipment is ready to go. Take your clubs out of the garage and give them a good clean. Check your grips to see if they

need replacing, a slippy grip will mean you are gripping the club too tightly therefore restricting your clubhead speed.

It's also a good idea to get some new golf balls and make sure you use the same compression and style of ball throughout the year, this will improve your touch around and on the greens.

2. Visit the driving range

Hitting balls at the driving range is a great way to shake off the rust and get back into the swing of things. Start with some wedge shots to warm up, and then work your way up to the driver. Get your technique checked by a PGA Professional as you don't want to start the season off with bad habits.

3. Work on your short game

The short game is where you can really save shots, so it's important to develop your feel, this can be done with some chipping landing zone games or just working on your strike. Try different shots from different distances and angles to help build confidence.

4. Get in shape

Golf may not seem like a physically demanding sport, but it requires a certain level of fitness to play well. Start incorporating some cardio and strength training into your routine to help build endurance and improve your swing. Even just going for a walk or doing some stretching can help improve your game.

5. Play a few practice rounds

Playing a few practice rounds, or even just a few holes at a time, before the start of the season is a great way to get back into the swing of things and familiar with plotting yourself around the course. Don't be too bothered about your score just focus on re-familiarising yourself with your game and tendencies.

By following these tips, you'll be well on your way to getting your golf game ready for the start of the season.

If you would like your technique checked or some extra tips for getting your game ready for the season please check out my lesson plans here.



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