I don’t like watching golf on TV. I can’t stand whispering. ~David Brenner
If you love the game of golf you are probably always looking for ways to improve your swing as well as your overall game. If you don’t have the time to take professional golf lessons, then why not just watch some golf events on TV. If you pay careful attention, you can easily pick up a few pointers by doing so.
Some players are great at a particular swing or putt, while others may illustrate the perfect execution of a particular technique. Whatever it is that you want to improve, you can learn very well from watching a pro on TV, often just as well as if you were taking private golf lessons.
Let’s take a look at some examples of how you can improve your game by watching golf on TV.
One skill that many golfers seem to have a hard time to master is the elbow and wrist alignment at the top of their swing. By improving your elbow and wrist alignment you will refrain from going too far back in your back swing and it will keep you steady and in sync with your upper body. This in turn will improve the consistency and increase your swing speed.
If you are having trouble with elbow alignment just watch a golf event on TV and take special note of the elbow and wrist alignments of golf pros like Davis Love. Watch his moves, swings and, in particular, his elbow alignment.
What do you do with your head when taking a swing? Does it flow naturally with your swing or do you lock your head in a set position while you take the swing? If this is something that you need to improve, then once again watch carefully at what the pros do with their heads when they are taking a swing.
If you are one to have your head locked in a set position when you swing then you are doing it wrong. Take a look at the pros and watch as their heads turn naturally, which enables their hips to get out of the way of the swing, and gives their hit maximum power. Moving your head naturally during your swing will also avoid back and neck problems and will avoid stiffness after the game.
These are just a couple of tips that you can get by watching golf events on TV and I’m sure there are many more. Whatever it is that you lack in your game and need to improve, just pay particular attention to those details as you watch the pros.