How can I improve my golf game?
December 29, 2003 7:37 AM   Subscribe

Golf. Just got some clubs and looking for advice on how to start work on my game. My normal drive starts off as a hook but ends up slicing waaaay to the left (as you can see, I'm left handed) but grrrreat distance. Advice on drive? Putting and short iron shots I have gotten a real feel for but the long shots elude me. Short on taking lessons (I abhor authority when it is physically present) how to improive my game?
posted by Dagobert to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Ben Hogan's Five Lessons.

I read it every Spring. It took me from mid-nineties to low-eighties. Absolutely Priceless.
posted by trharlan at 8:16 AM on December 29, 2003


Suck it up and take some lessons. A golf swing tends to get worse and worse if you try and fix it on your own and you're not an above-average golfer. If you want to do it yourself, immerse yourself in books (see Hogan above and Tiger Woods' big coffee-table golf book) and videos, but you may not catch whatever it is in your motion that's causing the slice.
posted by werty at 10:12 AM on December 29, 2003


Another classic that deserves its status is How to Play Your Best Golf All the Time by Tommy Armour. It's straight-forward, easily digestible and, above all, useful.
posted by MUD at 10:21 AM on December 29, 2003


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