How To Choose the Right Golf Pro

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Choosing the right golf pro is important for experienced golfers as well as beginners, especially if you live in an area like Ormond Beach on the east coast of Florida where golf is a way of life. Your pro should give you personal attention, communicate well and make individualized equipment recommendations. Some pros will even give you written notes summarizing the main points after your golf lesson.

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Here are some things to look for in golf pro who will improve your game so you can relax and enjoy your time on the golf course.

  • Focus on the Basics: A good pro knows that the fundamentals are important when you want to improve your golf game. Choose a pro who can analyze and correct your grip, check the position of the ball relative to your front foot and see the angle of the clubface at impact. Your pro should be able to explain how to make a shoulder turn around your spine for the backswing with an accompanying weight shift. Many pros will ask you to stop before the downswing to make sure that your wrists are cocked at 90 degrees when your arms and the club are parallel to the ground.
  • Correct a Hook or Slice:

Golfers want accuracy and distance, especially off the tee. A clubface alignment error of just 1.5 degrees can mean a ball that lands a whopping 70 yards from the target. When an intentional draw or fade becomes an unintended hook or slice, it’s time to visit a pro. Your pro should be able to tell you if your hook is caused by a clubface closed on impact or an “inside out” swing. If you have a slice, your pro should be able to see if your clubface is open on impact.

  • Create Rhythm and Tempo: Choose a pro who can work with you to create an elegant swing with the proper rhythm and tempo. A good golf pro will encourage you to practice and create a “muscle memory” of a good golf swing. This will allow you to stop focusing on all the individual elements of the swing and relax as you hit the ball. Practicing good form, from a consistent preshot routine to a smooth downswing and follow-through, can go a long way in creating rhythm and tempo in your golf swing so you can make the most of your time on the golf course.

If you are a golfer looking for a home in championship golf communities in the Ormond Beach and Daytona Beach areas, contact the experienced pro Elizabeth Kargar at Beach Bum Realty to show you homes in golf communities and elsewhere. Many golf communities offer a range of housing types from carefree condos to extravagant estate-style mansions. Please call 386.585.2904 and let her help you with all of your real estate needs.

You can visit Elizabeth’s website at http://plantationbaynews.com

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