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3 Simple Tips to Step Up Your Golf Game

There’s one thing Bradenton residents seem to have in common with each other: their love for one of the most enjoyable games in the world – golf. It’s no surprise, then, that Florida, known for its beautiful landscape and (almost) year-round sunny weather, sports more golf clubs than any other state in the U.S.

With Tara’s seven sets of tees, ranging from 4,033 to 6,765 yards, our Sarasota country club is the ideal environment for players of all ages to compete with friends, work on their swing, or simply escape the stress of everyday life.

If you’re new to the game of golf or simply looking to improve your skills, there are multiple tricks you can apply to step up your game. Get ready for your next visit to the course by checking out these five simple tips.

1. Use your body as your main power source.

To perfect your golf swing, make sure your focus is on your body. Instead of putting all of your energy into the swing of your arms, use the momentum that your body brings to get the most power out of your swing.

2. Don’t focus on distance when it comes to sand traps.

Playing out of a sand trap can be a golfer’s worst nightmare. The secret is to aim for the sand in front of the ball, to open the clubface, and to go through with the entire shot. It’s common for golfers to stop their swing as soon as the club hits the sand. But instead of focusing on distance, your main goal is to pop the ball into the air and let it land on the green in a soft, controlled manner.

3. Become a pro at short shots.

Almost half of your strokes will come within 50 yards of the green, meaning you should spend about half of your practice time getting comfortable with your wedges and putter. While this might sound boring, it’s something you can do in the comfort of your own back yard — or even in your living room!

Apart from practicing your skills and learning the ins and outs of the game, the best advice we can offer is to relax and have fun! Our Bradenton and Sarasota country club offers a luxury course, outstanding facilities, and a fully-stock golf shop with the most up-to-date equipment available. When you visit our golf club, we make sure that you don’t have to worry about a thing.

For those wanting a little extra help with their golf swing, Tara’s PGA Professional staff can help. Lessons and clinics are available throughout the year. Flightscope, V1 & BodiTrak are all on-site to get your golf game in shape. For the best of Bradenton and Sarasota country clubs, choose Tara. Schedule your golf lessons today!