PC Golf Games

Everything that You Should Understand About PC Golf Games

Annually countless innovative PC golf games are usually launched.

Because they are a well liked segment in the PC gaming community, an abundance of consumer evaluations are available on the web, enabling the serious PC golf gamer to help make, knowledgeable judgements any time they’re seeking to purchase a brand-new PC golf game.

The vast majority of PC Golf Games that are accessible to purchase are actually recommended through a number of the world’s most significant game enthusiasts that are payed huge amounts of money to get their brands and faces imprinted within the video game.

These kind of endorsements are definitely more than merely an advertising and marketing technique. Most of the sponsored players happen to be active in the development associated with a video game and even supplied an abundance of hands-on information – it’s just like having private mentoring with a real golfing professional!

Fresh consumers are frequently astounded by the degree of expertise delivered by the voice overs and lessons within PC Golf Games. Therefore in addition to being exceptionally exciting to play, many find they learn lots simultaneously.

When you initially start on a brand new PC Golf Game, chances are you’ll firstly become perplexed and annoyed by the control buttons.

They undoubtedly demand a particular amount of co-ordination so that you can control the authentic science relating to the golf club and golf ball. After getting used to the software , you are able to settle back inside the video game and start have fun with the innovative aspects manufactured by the game developers; sound clips which includes birdsong and also the dismal plop when your golf ball lands in the frustrating water hazard.

What distinguishes one particular PC Golfing Game more superior in comparison with one other?

It is a difficult dilemma to resolve and usually comes down to individual choice. One particular fundamental make or break aspect is the ease to understand not to mention use the controls. Although it normally takes time for you to grasp well developed controls, improperly tailored types will probably leave a good game player becoming continually unfulfilled.

Consequently people need to allocate several sittings using the video game as a way to evaluate if the controls happen to be best for your needs. If perhaps, following a lot of time of struggling you feel yourself still overwhelmed, maybe the PC Golf Game will be disapointing you , an ideal time for you to find fault with your equipment, bad clubs, not necessarily a bad golf player!

Aside from controls, being a game player you should determine what exactly is it you need from your game: high end images, authentic landscapes and physics. Without any doubt, using a little researching (as well as surfing around reviews on the web), you can find an ideal match – a PC Golf Game that rocks.

It’s likewise beneficial to take a look at monitor images, video clip presentations, and quite often for you to download and install the actual free trial version of the game prior to choosing to order. Most of all, this stuff will allow you to help make an educated choice ahead of buying one particular golf game above some other.

Increase Your Driving Distance With This Simple Key

“The simplest and most direct solution requiring the fewest number of steps in usually the correct solution for any problem” – William of Ockham (14th Century Philosopher)

A pro golf swing in full flight is a truly marvelous and athletic spectacle to observe. When Tiger Woods or Phil Michelson are playing their best it seems so simple and uncomplicated.

The ball rockets off the face of the club with the force of a mini explosion. The golf ball travels into the air climbing on a steady trajectory like a 747 taking off, and when it seems like it should fall out of the sky it just keeps going.

When Phil and Tiger hit their drivers the golf ball doesn’t hit the ground for at least two hundred and eighty yards.

Many of the Australian and international golfers who attend mygolfing schools on the Gold Coast ask the same question.“How can I increase my distance from the tee?”

It’s a good question…
“Ockhams razor” is a philosophy that suggests that simplest solution with the fewest steps is more than likely the answer to the problem. So let’s take a look at a simple strategy that can add metres to your tee-shots and greatly improve your golf confidence.

Basically three things have to improve in your golf swing to hit longer tee shots.

? The first is that the clubhead speed of your driver needs to increase.

? The second is that you need to hit the golf ball more often in the sweet spot to improve distance.

? The third is that the angle of approach of the clubhead as its striking the ball is traveling down to level.

In my last article I discussed the importance of maintaining your bodies radius to the ball for improving the contact of your shots.
In this article I’m going to show you how to set up to the ball so you can launch the golf ball with increased speed in the clubhead, by employing a simple strategy at address.

ADDRESS SPINE ANGLE TILTED AWAY FROM TARGET

At address angle your upper body slightly away from the target (green dotted line) as USPGA tour player Fred Funk is doing in the photo above. This ensures that the golf clubhead will travel on a shallow (downwards to level) path through the golf ball, which will improve the consistency of your trajectory.

Notice the vertical yellow line extending upwards from the golf ball? This line travels through the inside of the left knee and up through the left shoulder. It is an important point of reference for developing your powerful backswing position.

TURN YOUR SHOULDERS BEHIND YOUR LEFT KNEE

At the top of the backswing the key is to maintain the spine angle you established in the address position, and you can do this by turning your left shoulder behind your left knee, which will maintain this spine angle relationship and also develop backswing resistance, sometimes referred to as ‘coil.’

Notice that Fred Funk’s shoulder turn is only 5 or 6 inches long, whereas the left knee has moved less than half as much? Look at the thick white horizontal line that extends to the top of the green dotted line, you can see that it’s more than twice as long as the left knee line?

LEFT KNEE RETURNS TO ADDRESS POSITION

When the downswing begins, the left knee leaves the shoulders behind returning to almost the same position it started in. The spine angle remains intact as the ankles-knees and hips unwind the shoulders-arms-hands-clubshaft and finally the clubhead.

This lower to upper body unwinding sequence releases the stored energy of the backswing, which will increase your clubhead speed if practiced regularly.

Every consistent driver of the golf ball has their upper body angled away from the target in the address position. When you turn your shoulders behind your left knee you will feel your upper body more on top of your right leg. With the left knee initiating the downswing sequence, the energy of your swing will make the golf club behave just like a whip cracking.

When the clubhead catches up to the handle, whilst the upper body tilt is maintained, the golf club will strike the ball on the correct angle of attack and the ball will travel further than it would any other way.

Practice your set up in front of a mirror and make sure you angle your upper body slight away from the target. Practice your six inch backswing turn and let your knee move back to its starting point in the downswing.

I guarantee that you will increase the speed of you clubhead leading to longer and straighter tee-shots.

Increase Golf Confidence – Eliminate the Dreaded Shank

Golf is a hard game to figure. One day you will go out and slice it and shank it, hit into all the traps and miss every green. The next day you go out and, for no reason at all, you really stink.
~ Bob Hope – Entertainer

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had em and still got em. Every now and then I shank a shot and the golfing gods right there and then remind me of the fact that I’m just a man and golf is just a game, albeit a humbling one. The most humbling golf shot known to man and women alike is the dreaded shank. You line up your shot with all the care and attention you can muster and…well, you know the rest.

Like a bullet ricocheting of a rock the ball departs from the edge of your clubface with the vengeance of a swarm of angry hornets. Your goal is to hit your shot in a northerly direction but the golf ball seems to be programmed to go due east, again and again and again!

Your next shot if you can find seems to be getting further from your objective. If you hit enough of them it’s conceivable that you could circumnavigate the hole you’re playing.

So the problem with the golf shank believe it or not is not always with your swing technique, because if you’ve hit enough shanks the problem has gone well beyond a technical flaw in your backswing or downswing. Granted an improvement in your technique will help you, however the challenge is more with your thinking. Shanks can scare the you know what out of you.

It’s hard to not fear the shank when you’ve had two or three in a row. The more you fear them, the more you feed them. Recently I was out playing a round with a friend and had two in the first three holes. A little disturbing mind you but nothing I couldn’t manage.

I’ve had them before (many times) and I realised that I needed to get my attention on where I wanted to hit my wedge shot rather than worrying about another one shanking off to the right.

Two simple keys to managing your shank is;

1. Direct your point of focus to a highly specific target on the green or the target you’re hitting towards. This can be a discolouration on the green surface, a leaf, tree branch or something else that you can narrow your focus on.

2. Control your emotional response at all costs. The more you ‘emotionalise’ the result the more you reinforce the behaviour which can lead to a strong association being created between the shank and your response.

The golf shank doesn’t have to destroy your golf confidence. When you consider that the difference between a shot out of the sweet spot and a shot out of the hosel is less than one and a half inches, you can be confident that a very slight mental and technical adjustment can make all the difference to your shot making.

Now if you were looking for a drill to cure your persistent shank then here’s a tip. Study the photo above and notice the two lines.

The red line travelling up the shaft of the golf club is described as the shaft plane, and the blue line that travels through the sweet spot and runs parallel to the shaft plane is called the sweet spot plane.

The most common shank occurs when the shaft plane replaces the sweet spot plane which means that the golf club has moved away from the radius you established at address. In other words, at address imagine a line that extends from the sweet spot to your stance line (see photo). If the golf club moves even half an inch further away than it was at address, then you will very likely hit the golf ball in the hosel of the golf club.

So if you are someone who is or has been plagued by the dreaded shank, then remember that you can control your outcome by focusing on exactly what you want rather than what you don’t want.

It doesn’t have to be any more complicated than that, reduce the emotion and focus on what you want and you’ll be surprised at how easily you can get your shots travelling where you want them to go.

Improve Your Golf Swing’s Power and Accuracy

“Many shots are spoiled at the last instant by efforts to add a few more yards.” ~ Bobby Jones (Champion Golfer)

We all know that trying the hit the golf ball too hard has its consequences. The most obvious one is that you finish out of balance at the end of your golf stroke. For many golfers the reason they get out of balance at the end of their stroke is because they weren’t in balance to begin with.

BODY IN BALANCE

In the address position you get your body ready to swing the golf club backwards and forwards with controlled force. In the following photo of PGA tour golfer David Tom’s I have outlined his upper and lower body with a box to show you how his stance is slightly wider than his upper torso in the address position. He is using a five iron in the shot so his backswing will be full, which means he needs to ensure that his lower body can support a full rotation of his upper body.

Also notice that I have drawn in a green triangle that extends from the insides of his golf shoes to the center of his shoulders. This will show you how he is able to maintain the center of his shoulders over the insides of his shoes for fully seventy percent of his swing.

WOUND UP ON TOP

In this photo David has wound his upper torso behind the point of the triangle whilst maintaining his right leg against the side of the triangle. Notice how his hips are still relatively centered to the lower box and his upper torso is now more in the left side of the box? (as you look at it)

BALANCED IMPACT

Compare this photo to the address photo and notice how the upper torso is centered in the top box over the top of the triangle and the lower torso has advanced to the right side of the box? (as you see it) This suggests that David Tom’s has managed to maintain his upper torso relationship to the golf ball which makes sense if you think about it?

Moving your upper body too much to the right or left must make it more difficult to strike a golf ball more consistently? Some golfers move their lower bodies more than others and a simple rule of thumb is if doesn’t affect your balance it’s ok.

BALANCED FINISH

At the end of the stroke the upper torso has rotated completely through so that the weight of the upper body is pushing downwards through the left leg and into the ground. The right shoulder has rotated around the left shoe and the upper body would be facing left of the intended target.

Your first consideration is building and improving your golf swing on top of a stable platform. By making sure that your upper body never moves far from the top of the triangle-at least until after the golf ball is well on its way will guarantee that you increase the potential in your golf swing to produce more power and accuracy.