How To Play Indoor GolfDecember 22, 2023
Just like poker, golf takes a day to learn but a lifetime to master- it’s all about constantly practicing. If you’re new to golfing, you undoubtedly want to sharpen your skills a bit before pitching in money to play on a golf course…
The good news is practicing the most important of golf, the golf swing can be easily done at home with a bit of space and some essential accessories.
Ready to practice your golf skills and swing for the stars to wow your friends and colleagues the next time you go out for a game of gold?
Here’s everything you need to know on how to properly practice golf swings at home…
- Practicing golf swings at home is easy and fun.
- Buying the right equipment is important for successfully progressing to advanced stages.
- Indoor golf simulators can be a good alternative, but they can also be very expensive.
Basic Swinging Drills For Beginners
If you’re a total beginner at golf, you should first fix your forms using basic home equipment without hitting a golf ball.
You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to practice golf swings with nothing but your golf stick! Here are a couple of simple drills to practice golf swings at home.
To practice this drill, you’ll need an alignment stick and a golf club. Lay down the alignment stick on the ground while standing parallel to the stick.
Align the club head to the alignment stick then swing the club upwards while twisting your hips.
Now slowly bring down the club at a downward angle and try to ensure the club head meets with the end of the alignment stick on the ground.
Repeat the drill until you can accurately hit the alignment stick with the club head.
Hook and Slice Drill
The main purpose of practicing this drill is to ensure that you swing your hook and slice shots in a proper swing path.
To practice this simple drill place a sofa or chair slightly in front of you while standing on it from behind.
The idea is to convert your wide swings to a downward angle without hitting the furniture. Just like before, start out slow and gradually increase your speed as you progress.
To practice this drill, make sure you have some open space around you. The first step is to hold the golf club across the chest while crossing your arms to grab the shaft of the club.
Assuming you’re right-handed, now slide your right foot backward until you’re balanced on the toe of the foot. The toes should be aligned with your left foot that’s placed forward to create the perfect form.
Now rotate your body and release the swing the same way you would do with a backswing. This drill will improve your balance and reduce swaying when making power shots.
Required Practice Equipment
To practice golf swings indoors after mastering the basics, you need the right practicing equipment. Practicing swings isn’t the same as gently putting a golf ball into the hole on a narrow putting mat; you need bigger space and better equipment than toy golf sticks. Here are the bare minimum essentials for practicing golf swings at home:
Large Putting Mat:
When practicing swings your golf ball can travel long distances at high velocity before crashing down on the floor.
To prevent floor damage investing in a large putting mat is a good idea to emulate the feeling of standing on grass as well as protecting expensive tiles and floorboards.
A chipping net is similar to a soccer goalpost made with iron bars and a solid net encompassing the bars.
The chipping net is what will allow your golf swings at full speed without worrying about destroying your household objects while returning the ball to you at the same time.
Make sure to buy one with good quality as cheap chipping nets tend to tear easily.
Swinging with proper form is all well and good, but unless you know the actual numbers behind your swings you won’t know which part of your technique needs improvement.
A launch monitor allows you to get a reading on your swings by using sensors to analyze the moment of impact, distance, club speed, spins, and launch angle.
They can be a bit expensive, with the lowest ones starting at $500.
Most golf players like to think that they’re hitting the ball right with the middle of the club face.
But that’s not really the case, and to get a realistic picture of where your shots are hitting you should use impact stickers on the clubface of your golf stick.
The stickers will leave a mark at the moment of impact, allowing you to see where exactly you’re hitting the ball.
Practicing golf at home is not only fun but will also help you get the most mileage out of real golf games that you’ll participate in. So if you’re devoted to golf, make the best of what you can from the comfort of your own home to improve at the game on the course or at our Indoor Golf Club in Bratford and Kitchener!
Indoor Golf Clubs
If you’re looking for real-time analysis of your swing and how to better it, Indoor Golf Clubs has Full Swing Golf Simulators complete with TruGolf E6 simulator software. The E6 provides extensive swing analysis data including: club face, club path, back and side spin, launch angle and more! Combined with our 130″ projector screens, Indoor Golf Clubs give your the ultimate golf simulation experience!