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It's not new, yet it's something you should always remember and act upon: In the game of golf, it's like any learned movement: over time, mistakes creep in. This is also or especially the case with ambitious training. It is important to counteract this.
The previous article in this series was about laser rangefinders, which can help the golfer on the round to choose the right club for the next shot.
Those who have been paying homage to the sport of golf for a long time, whose muscles have learned their very own golf swing in a reproducible way, in short: those who are already driving the ball more or less evenly, for whom distances on the golf course are becoming increasingly important.
The series of articles about the usual cutlery in the golf bag is coming to an end. But certainly not without introducing the most valuable invention especially for golfers with higher handicap: the hybrid clubs.
Anyone who has paid close attention to the previous texts on golf equipment, has become somewhat familiar with the types of clubs and their peculiarities, or of course plays golf themselves, will quickly realize: not all types of clubs can have been discussed here yet.
When it comes to irons, opinions differ. Almost more than with the driver, players have a special feeling for their irons, but not for every iron equally.
The tee shot is successful, the fairway almost overcome with good feeling, the green is within reach. Now it gets exciting again.
A second text on the subject of putters? Yes, that is urgently necessary, because while the first text mainly dealt with the feeling in handling this club, it is now primarily about technique. But don't worry, it won't be too dry.
The tee shot is successful, the course has been successfully completed, and so far the result is impressive. But now the ball is on the green and must be sunk. The putter has to be used and with the following strokes the good result can turn into the opposite. Nothing is more annoying than when the "2-putt", i.e. the hole finish with a standard two shots on the green, suddenly becomes a 3- or 4-putt. But there are things you can do to prevent it from happening.
If you want to achieve the greatest distance in golf, you usually go for the driver. For example, on the tee, when a par 4 or par 5 hole needs to be mastered, the longest of the clubs in the bag is the best choice. The driver has the largest head and the longest shaft of all clubs. Unfortunately, this also makes it the most difficult club to play. That's why beginners in particular avoid this type of wood at the beginning of their golfing career. Often at the beginning there is the statement: First you have to master the irons, then you can play the wood. For many, this leads to a fear of the driver. In the back of their minds, they believe: "I won't hit it right with that anyway." And not infrequently, this results in what is called a "selffulfilling prophecy." It doesn't work. Because - and this quickly becomes clear even to the absolute greenhorn on the course: a good game of golf requires a fair amount of self-awareness.