3 Pro Tips to Improve Your Golf Game in Westchester

Golfers of every age can strive to improve their skills. This brief guide will give you tips to upgrade your game.

“Players of every age and skill level can improve their scores with attention to three basics of the golf swing,” says Monique Thoresz, teaching pro at Quaker Ridge GC. The veteran instructor has been recognized as a US Kids Master Coach and as one of the best teachers in New York by Golf Digest.

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Get a Grip

Grip matters, but it’s not the same for every player. To test yours, try this: Using your normal lead hand grip (left for right-handed players), place your trail hand on the club using a flat palm in a neutral position and make half swings. Then, try with the trail hand more under the shaft. Finally, make some half swings with the trail hand more on top. Choose the one where the clubhead feels most stable in the half swings.

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Golf Stance

Stance is different for different golfers, too. Rather than focusing on textbook setups like strictly square foot placement or perfect alignment, find a good athletic stance that enables you to move freely and make a relaxed but powerful swing.

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Work on Balance

Balanced finish is the hallmark of all great golfers. If your intention is to finish with your energy moving up and out toward the target (rather than down at the golf ball), your swing will create the most efficient path possible. Here’s a bonus tip: Stop keeping your head frozen in the golf swing — it’s allowed to move!

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