Golf Tips for Beginners

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Golf Tips
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An experienced auditor with a master of accounting science from Northern Illinois University, Tim Salvesen serves as the controller and vice president of accounting for GridLiance GP, LLC, in Chicago. Beyond dispatching his professional obligations, Tim Salvesen enjoys a multitude of hobbies, including golf. The following tips could prove helpful for beginning golfers.

Before getting into stance, it is important to align the clubface properly by situating it directly behind the ball and in line with the target hole.

Select the right type of club, depending mostly on the type of approach. Natural shot tendencies, wind, and obstacles in the landing area also affect club selection.

Modify your stance to accommodate the selected club.

Grip the club’s handle tightly.

When there is wind, hit the ball in the direction of the wind, not against it.

Try to hit the ball to the upper or pro side of the hole, as that increases the likelihood of hitting the target area.

When in a bunker, hit downward, striking behind the ball to let the sand lift it up and out onto the green.

Do not undermine chipping.

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A Quick Short Game Tip

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Golf Short Game
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With nearly 15 years of financial experience, Tim Salvesen currently serves as a vice president and corporate controller with GridLiance, where he is responsible for overseeing the company’s accounting records. Outside his professional life, Tim Salvesen is an avid golfer.

The short game can be one of the most challenging aspects of golf. Difficult lies and atypical situations often call for deviation from a standard shot. However, there is one fundamental concept that golfers must keep in mind when trying to improve this aspect of their game. The most important concept is that the shoulders should always be parallel to the target line.

This is a universal rule for any shot in golf. While situations in the short game vary greatly from those of a drive or a fairway shot, the principle of keeping the shoulders parallel still applies. Instead of pointing your shoulders at the target, you should always keep them parallel to the target.