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Swing into spring with these simple golf tips

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Are you ready for your best golf season yet? Scott Millman, a USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional, offers the following simple tips to ensure golfers play their best round ever:

1. Check Your Grips
One of the very first things you should do is check your grips. Are they hard, slick or worn? If they haven't been changed in a while it may be time to invest in new grips. If they are fairly new, there's a trick to tack them back up. Put a little Ajax powder on your grip, add a little warm water and use a nylon brush to scrub them up. Rinse and dry.

2. Footwear Check Up - Shoes and Cleats

There is nothing worse then losing strokes because you slipped on a shot or worse yet lost your footing and got hurt so be sure to check the bottoms of your shoes to make sure you are not missing a cleat and that they are not significantly worn. Depending on how much I play I usually change my cleats at least once or twice during the season.

3. Strech and Warm Up

If you haven't swung a club or hit a ball since last fall, you are bound to be a little rusty. I can't stress this enough: warm up and stretch before every round - even if it's only for a few minutes to help loosen up. Focus on your hips, shoulders, back (upper and lower) and the hamstrings. Many excellent routines for stretching and strengthening can be found online.

4. Get weighty - Loosen up before a round by swinging a weighted club. It will wake up creaky joints and build some strength in those golf-specific muscles. You can purchase a heavy club at any golf store. If you're looking for a less expensive option, a weighted doughnut or a weight that clips to your club shaft will do the trick. Don't have either? Take two irons out of your bags and start small gradually building to full swings

5. Avoid the Carts - Walk
Walking is a great way to stay in shape and stay loose during a round of golf. Most importantly I believe it will give you a newfound appreciation for the game.

Stay safe, have fun, and hit them long and straight.

Get additional tips at thesimpleworldofgolf.com.

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