New Year’s resolutions for golfers

A new year gives golfers plenty of opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the year just gone, and begin planning resolutions or targets for the next 12 months. These resolutions could range anywhere from simply getting more practice or investing in some sustainable equipment! Read below to find some of our suggestions.

Clean your clubs!

A thorough cleaning not only improves the appearance of your clubs, but it also improves their performance. Grass and dirt can accumulate in your clubs' grooves, impacting spin and control. This can have a negative impact on the performance of your clubs, particularly irons and wedges. Make sure your clubs are dry before putting them away. Damp clubs can rust and cause harm if they are stored wet. Before going on to the next club, towel dry the previous one.

Practice putting

This one can easily be done on and off the golf course. Here are a few tips that pro golfers swear by to practice their putt.

Putt through tees

Pro golfers frequently practise by placing a few tees outside the heel and toe of their putter heads and/or attempting to putt their ball through a group of tees. It's easy to set up, and it's a quick way to ensure that your putter is travelling in the right direction and that your ball is starting on the correct line.

Club behind hole

A simple distance-control drill that is ideal for people who are having trouble with their lag putting. Find a hole, position a club or flagstick about two feet behind it, and hit putts from a distance of around 20 feet. Your objective is to have your ball finish in the hole or just past the hole without contacting the club behind it.

Upgrade your golf gear

Rather than trying to improve by buying the latest and greatest technology, you should buy new equipment depending on the needs you have in your current set. Golf clubs do wear out over time, and how long they last will be determined by how often you play and how well you maintain them.

There are many brands that now produce sustainable golf equipment if you’re looking for something a bit more eco-friendly, or of course you could buy second hand, which has become increasingly popular in recent years. 

Stock up on refurbished golf balls

Refurbished golf balls are comparable to refinished golf balls, although they have a slight difference. These golf balls are restored in a less invasive and speedier manner. These balls are upgraded visually based on need, rather than blasting the cover clean and then re-coating and re-painting. Basically, if there's an arrow that needs painting or a faded logo, the refurbishment process will restore them to their former glory.

Golf lessons!

A few pointers here and there could drastically improve your swing and game. There's always room for improvement, and golf lessons are realistically the best way to improve your game over the winter months.

Fix the fundamentals

It's a great idea to go over your fundamentals throughout the off-season. Make sure your grip is in order, your stance is wide, and your posture is good. To check, use a mirror at home. Take your setup, examine it in the mirror, then step back and start over. It only takes a few minutes per day, but your game will improve because of it.

Improve your fitness

Pain has an impact not only on your game, but also on other aspects of your health and wellbeing. If you’re struggling for fitness, golf will simply exacerbate the problem, which can subsequently have an impact on your golf performance.

Strengthening and mobilising the right regions of your body can help you avoid this and ensure that your game and performance lasts as you become older. If you're serious about golf and want to get more enjoyment out of it – or if you want to improve any of the main areas mentioned above – then make use of the winter to get your body in better shape.

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