Winter is a challenging time for golfers, and this year is no exception. We’re just coming off of The Masters and golf season in the Midwest has officially come to a halt. This time of year is where many golfers lose the progress they have made throughout the previous season, because they forget to practice and make adjustments during the off-time. In reality, winter is the perfect time to tweak your grip, improve your swing, and build your strength. In this post, we explore 3 ways to up your golf game this winter.
1. Up Your Conditioning:
Golf is a physically demanding game. A golf swing involves nearly every muscle in your body, and maintaining perfect form is easier said than done. Pro golfers like Dustin Johnson have crafted their conditioning routine to help them build strength and improve flexibility during the off-season. Check out his routine.
2. Tweak Your Grip:
Ben Hogan said it best, “Good golf begins with a good grip.” The winter months provide the perfect opportunity to slow down and re-evaluate your grip. The way you hold the club is extremely important. It determines your control over the club and influences the motion and orientation of the clubface. Grip changes can be some of the toughest adjustments to make. If you’re looking for help from a pro, schedule a lesson with us and we will help get your grip where it needs to be.
3. Practice Your Short Game:
Winter provides the perfect opportunity to work on short game. If you have flat carpet or hard flooring with a nice roll, set up a cup as your target and practice putting indoors. If you’re feeling fancy, invest in a putting mat or a chipping net, like we mentioned in our last blog post.
Winter doesn’t have to slow the progress of your golf game. Follow these 3 tips and you’ll keep your game on point and ready for the spring!