7 of Our Best Golf Tips To Develop More Consistency

What’s the best way to break 80? Some weekend golfers would say you should hit it farther off the tee. Others would say that you have to hit pinpoint pitch shots. Then there are those that would tell you to practice your precision putting to sink more putts. All three of these ideas are surefire ways to cut strokes off your scores and your golf handicap. They’re also good areas to focus on when planning your practice sessions.

Best Golf Tips To Develop More Consistency
Best Golf Tips To Develop More Consistency

But the best way to go low is to boost your consistency, both from shot-to-shot and hole-to-hole. Boosting consistency builds confidence, which is a key to not only going low but also becoming a force within your foursome. Consistency can help you bust through scoring plateaus, and take your game to an entirely new level.

 

But boosting consistency and confidence is easier said than done. That’s why I make these two key objectives of my teaching philosophy, and we here at the newsletter aim to promote them as often as possible.

 

Below are seven of our best golf tips that will not only boost consistency and hitting irons pure, but also help chop strokes off your golf handicap.

 

1) Hit pure irons with consistency: Weekend golfers often try to control their irons with their hands and arms. The key to hitting your irons pure again and again is to control the club with your body, not your hand and arms. To control your irons with your body, you need to focus on getting your front hip, knee, and ankle working properly. That means getting all three workings toward the target simultaneously.

 

2) Swing slow to fast for perfect tempo: To develop consistency, you must make a smooth transition from backswing to downswing. A smooth transition also helps you create additional power. To do this, take the club back at a moderate pace, and then make a smooth transition. You want to hit maximum speed right at impact. So don’t crank up your swing to a full speed until you’re about halfway down through your downswing.

 

3) Square your clubface on short putts: To make short putts with consistency, try using a sleeve of balls as a guide to squaring your putter face by laying the sleeve length-wise on the ground. Set up with the ball in front of the short end of the sleeve. Then make your stroke. Use the long end of the sleeve to check that you’re not opening or closing the clubface.

 

4) Control your pitch shots by varying spin: Mastering spin gives you ultimate control of your pitch shots. To master spin, you need to alter how you rotate or don’t rotate the clubhead as you swing to your finish. There are three ways to do this. Finish with the club’s toe facing straight up. Finish with the toe pointing left of vertical. Or, finish with the club’s toe facing right of vertical. Each finish adds a different kind of spin to the ball.

 

5) Boost power with this simple move: Weekend golfers often lack power because they don’t create the proper conditions for maximum distance. To achieve maximum distance off the tee, you need to set up with your spine angle correctly angled away from the target. To do this, don’t look at the ball as you settle into your address. Look up at the sky instead. This change automatically dips your back shoulder below the level of your front shoulder, which is what you want. Once you’ve achieved this angle, then look down at the ball, and make your usual swing.

 

6) Save strokes by aiming away from trouble: Too often weekend golfers aim for pins when the pin is set up behind the bunker. Shooting at dangerous pins like this can cost you. To save strokes, be smarter about hitting into greens. Aim for the center of the green, not the pin. It’s a sound strategy that works more often than not and keeps you out of trouble. Try it for a round and see how it works for you.

 

7) Swing on a flatter plane to eliminate your slice: To eliminate your slice, try swinging on a flatter plane. This change forces you to swing around your body and to release the club properly. Hit three-quarter shots at first. Swing slowly to get the feel of making contact. And don’t get discouraged if you dig the heel of the club into the ground at first. Practice it and you’ll eventually eliminate your slice.

 

These tips will help you not only develop consistency, but also boost power and accuracy. Swing slowly at first until you get the feel for the change. Then you can go back to swinging at your normal speed. Boosting consistency, accuracy, and power will elevate your game and chop strokes off your handicap.

How To Drive More Traffic To An Open House

An open house is a real estate tradition that is used to drive more traffic to your listing and increase the chances of getting a sale.  How exactly do you get the most out of your open house though?  You can utilize open house signs and other methods to drive more traffic to your open house.  Want to find out how?  Keep reading.

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Proper Open House Sign Usage

Your open house sign plays an integral role in your open house traffic.  Best practice for open house signs is that you place them in a five to seven block round area.  This allows for optimum traffic direction and helps to prevent people from getting lost.  It also helps to place signs at major intersections in the area to give people a place to start from.

You need to make sure that the open house signs are out early.  People will be looking for them at the start of the open house.  Some even plan to be there early so that they can be the first through the door.  Without the signs there, people might have trouble finding the location.  They also might assume that they have the day wrong if there aren’t signs out there.

Advertise In Advance

Why not take an open house sign with the date and time of the open house and place it on your for sale sign a week in advance also with Irvine printing & graphics Irvine ca?  This allows people who are passing by to see when they can come by again to see the house.  This can attract people who weren’t even thinking about coming, they are caught by advertisement.  This is part of the reason we have for sale signs anyways.  Put them to use for your open house too.

Encourage The Neighbors

Rarely you will find your listings have neighbors that you don’t want anywhere near your open house.  But as we said, this is rarely.  In most cases you want the neighbors to come to the open house.  You even want to encourage them.  Why is that?  Neighbors can be one of your biggest advertisers.  Most people want their friends to become their neighbors so they will start spreading the word amongst their friends.  You can go door to door or leave flyers letting the neighbors know when the open house will be.

Utilize Online Services

There are many online services like Zillow for placing listings online.  You can also post your open houses on sources like this.  This allows people to find it when they search for open houses.  It also helps people to plan when they want to see the house without needing to contact you.  It gives much larger population access to when your open house will be.

Don’t forget that there are more options out there for open house posting online than just real estate websites.  You can also bring social media and classified websites (i.e. Craigslist) into it.  Social media is one of the biggest sources of sharing of online content.  If you can get your open house shared locally, you can see a major influx of traffic.

Offer Something Free

People love free stuff, no matter what it is.  Put on your open house advertisements that you will be offering free treats, such as cookies.  Coffee is also a popular freebie.  Some real estate agents will go as far as to offer free Starbucks gift cards to the first however many visitors.  For some, this may be overboard, but it is very likely to attract more visitors.

Be Creative

Originally it took someone being creative to think of open house signs or to post open houses on social media.  You need to take the initiative to be creative with your own open houses.  Find where you can possibly put in a new advertisement or drive traffic from a new tunnel.  You could be the one making this list next time if you do.

Use these tips to start driving your open house traffic up.  Each tip can help you make more of your open house sign.  Do you have a really good tip for upping traffic?  Let us know in the comments section down below