So why is it so hard to hit the golf ball straight? The answer boils down to there factors, where the club face contacts the ball, the angle of the club face at contact, and the swing itself. That is the part of the club that must strike the ball to achieve maximum distance and to keep the ball straight.
- A golf ball is difficult to hit well because you’re attempting to hit a small object, with a small club face at speed in a specific direction to a point a set distance away. But when you’re playing well, it’s easy.
Do you have to swing hard to hit a golf ball far?
Playing consistently good golf requires building a swing that delivers both power and accuracy. Not being able to hit the ball very far makes every course longer and puts more pressure on your short game. If you can’t reach par 4’s in two, your wedge shots have to make up for this lack of distance.
Why is golf so hard for some people?
The major reason golf can be difficult to learn is because it is rarely taught properly. It is generally taught from the point of view that people naturally want to be able to be very good golfers so they are taught the perfect golf grip, stance, and alignment and shown how to swing the club “properly.”
Why am I not hitting my irons as far?
One reason you might not be hitting the ball very far is that you have too high of a spin rate with your driver and irons. An easy way to spot this is watching how high your shots go in the air. Golf shots that get hit with high back spin rates tend to climb higher into the air.
Why is golf so addicting?
Simply the process of going to the golf club, assembling equipment, teeing off at a set time and completing 18 holes is repetitive and can be comforting. As we seek ways to assuage anxiety, the repetitive nature of golf makes it addictive. “Anything repetitive tends to calm us down,” says Morris.
Can you learn golf at 40?
Not at all. Many of the members of my local club took up the game in their forties and have become very proficient players. Golf is a sport that can be enjoyed by players of any age and the handicapping system means that you can play competitively, if that is your wish, even as a relative beginner.
What part of golf is the hardest?
The 10 hardest shots in golf
- The 40-yard bunker shot.
- The flop shot from a bare lie.
- The long iron shot into the wind.
- The pitch from thick rough to a downward sloping green.
- The four-foot putt to make the buffer zone.
- The next iron shot after a shank.
- The carry over trouble.
- Second go at chipping/pitching over a water hazard.
Why do golf shots go left?
Ball Position: The ball might be too far forward (toward the front foot) in your stance. This causes you to catch the ball when the club is swinging back to the left. Backswing: The club is likely being pushed outside the target line on the way back. The club should track a gentle arc on the way back.
How do you hit a golf ball further as you get older?
10 tricks to boost your driving distance as you get older
- Use your hands and wrists.
- Close your stance.
- Turn early.
- Turn your hips, too.
- Make the club lighter on your backswing.
- Lighter clubs.
- Use more loft.
- Proper ball position.
Why is my club face open at impact?
The open club face is caused by too much lead wrist extension (cupping). Wrist extending (cupping/bending) and flexing (bowing/arching) are the motions that open and close the clubface. If you have a lot of wrist extension, it is impossible to consistently remove it right before impact.