photo credit: Evan Wilson Photography Golf is a game of feel. Playing golf is all about striking the ball cleanly on the sweet spot (center) of the clubface. Hit the ball off the sweet spot and you've got an errant shot.
TIPS: a) never force your swing, the idea is to swing as smoothly as possible generating speed as the swing progresses with maximum clubhead speed reached at the point of impact. b) hold the club with very light grip pressure which will give you maximum feel of the clubhead. c) don't try guide the club with your hands, the swing is accomplished through the use of the entire body not just your arms. d) make a full body turn to generate maximum power.
These tips are not at all hard to follow and they do not require any change in your style or golf swing.
photo credit: CostasZ Addressing the ball inappropriately on the putting green can be detrimental to your putting success. If your eyes are not directly over the ball it is nearly impossible to see the correct target line. It does no good to take a good read on any given putt if your eyes are not looking down the line when addressing the ball.
TIPS: a) Your eyes should be directly over the target line. b) The center of your nose should be pointed 2 in. behind the ball. c) Arms and shaft should be in a straight line (looking directly at the golfer or looking from behind) d) Both thumbs should be placed on very top of shaft pointing straight down. e) feet position should line up with the target line. f) wrists should not break down when contact is made with the ball.
Spend more time on the practice green before each round and watch your scores improve !
photo credit: Ray McFadyen Take a pencil, next, take a short string and attach a weight on the end and tie the string on the end of the pencil. When you twist the pencil, the string rotates. If you tilt the pencil one way or another, the axis of the string will change. Now pertain this example to your back and arms: your back is the pencil and your arms are the string/weight.
In order for your swing to be consistent, your back must remain straight during the swing. Any tilting or swaying of the back, will cause variations in your club-path.
Most amateurs don't realize the importance of maintaining good posture during the golf swing, or the importance of rotating your swing around a stable axis (your straight back).