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Tips for a Fun Golf Course Date

If you’re trying to decide on a fun date idea, consider taking your date to a golf course for a friendly round. It can be a great way to connect and get to know each other, as well as unleash your competitive side. In this blog, we’re going to discuss a few tips that will make your golf course date fun and exciting for the both of you. If you want to look great on the course and impress your date, look no further than Carnoustie Sportswear. We have the latest styles that will make you look awesome both on and off the course, and you can rest assured that our moisture-wicking fabric will keep you fresh and dry. Shop our Spring 2017 styles now!

Treat Her with Manners

When you’re on the green, make sure you don’t leave your manners in your back pocket. Let your date take the first swing, allow her to play her own game, and don’t give unsolicited advice. Try your best to treat her like you would any other player, especially if she’s good at the game. She may not appreciate if you coddle her or try to help her too much. Your relationship may still be on the fence, so if you talk too much or try to fix her swing or stance, you might not get a second date.

Stay Neutral

In the same vein, try to keep your emotions level. You may really enjoy the company of your date, but she might be horrible at golf. Try to not make her feel badly if she misses a shot or drives the ball into a pond instead of on the green. If you’ve overly complimentary of everything she does, she may feel like your patronizing her. Unfortunately, women can find hidden meanings in almost anything that you say, so staying as neutral and level-headed as possible will help to keep her comfortable and confident.

Bring Snacks

Golf is tough game and can burn hundreds of calories quickly. Surprise your date with a mid-game picnic. This will convey that you’re reliable, organized, and thoughtful. If you already know her favorite foods, try to pack a few to show that you care about her and listen when she talks. Also, try to make sure that you don’t pack anything that she’s allergic to or might not eat. If she’s a vegetarian and you hand her a turkey sandwich, you may offend her.

Laugh

Laughter is a great way to keep things relaxed and enjoyable, so try to find something that you can both chuckle about. It may be the group in front of you that is all wearing matching golfing pants or the fact that you stepped in a mud puddle and now your shoes squish with every step. Having fun inside jokes will keep the awkward silences away and make your date feel comfortable around you. Just make sure that you’re not cruel towards others or making fun of her in any way.

Leave Your Phone in Your Pocket

You may have had the perfect swing that landed your ball exactly where you wanted it on the green and are itching to text your best friend about it, but wait until after you’ve driven your date home. Spending time on your cell phone will only make your date feel like you’re more interested in your friends than her, which will be extremely off-putting. Leave your phone in your car or golf bag so it’s out of your sight during the game, and only check it if she steps away for a moment. She will instantly feel special when she’s not competing with your social media posts and group text messages.

Don’t Lose Your Cool

You may have swung wrong and landed your ball in the rough, but think before you throw your club and start cursing. Not only is it ungentlemanly, it will make her feel uncomfortable, and she may even become scared of you. Even if you made a mistake that cost you the game, getting fired up about it make cost you a second date as well.

Enjoy the game of golf with someone special, and make sure that you look your best in Carnoustie Sportswear. Shop our trendy and stylish Spring 2017 line of men’s golf wear now! 

Summer Golfing Tips

As the temperatures rise and warmer months approach, you’re probably eager to get out on the golf course and enjoy a round of 18 holes. The summer weather brings new and exciting challenges to the novice and the serious golfer. In this post, we’ll discuss some important golfing tips for summer and how you can improve your golf game. If you’re searching for quality golf wear, look no further than Carnoustie Sportswear. Offering the latest styles and amazing quality, you’ll always look professional on the course. Shop our Spring 2017 Collection now!

Clothing

Try to wear light-colored clothing when you’re golfing during the hottest part of the day, which is between 10AM and 2PM. Depending on your comfort level, you can choose to wear golfing shorts or moisture-wicking pants and a polo or button-down made of the same material. The new trend of synthetic fabric that dries almost instantly will ensure that you won’t have to sacrifice your fashion game for your golf game. Whatever you choose, make sure that it’s designed for warmer temperatures so that you can keep your focus on the green, instead of your clothing.

Golf Gloves

Purchase extra gloves to keep your hands dry during the day. You may have to switch your gloves as they become damp or wet with perspiration. Purchasing rain gloves is an excellent idea if you live in a particularly humid climate so you’ll have an extra grip on your driver. Of course, keep a towel nearby as well to dry off your hands before switching gloves. Make sure to hang your gloves out to dry after your game is finished so everything will be ready when you schedule your next tee time.

Sunscreen

While it may be annoying to have to apply sunscreen before you get out on the course, dealing with a painful sunburn after a day on the green isn’t worth it. Try using a sport sunscreen designed for athletes so it won’t drip or run down your face. Keep in mind that certain sunscreens can stain clothing, so it’s best to stay away from mists or sprays. Your best sunscreen choice is a stick, so you can quickly swipe it across your face and then go on with your game. Remember that the number on the sunscreen bottle denotes the time that you’re protected from harmful UVA/UVB rays. For example, if you’re using SPF 45, you’re protected for 45 minutes before you need to reapply. If you have problems remembering, make a note on your scorecard or set up a reminder on your cell phone.

Golf Hat or Visor

Another excellent way to keep the sun off of your face is to wear a golf hat or visor. The bill will keep the sun out of your eyes, and the added sun protection will cut down on the exposure to your face. With the many golf hat and visor options out there, you’ll be sure to find the perfect choice for your personal style and to keep your eyes and face protected from the sun.

Hydrate

If you know you’re going to be spending the better part of the day on the course, pack plenty of water. On a hot day, water is one of the most essential items that you can put in your golf cart and dehydration can quickly sneak up on you and cause you to feel ill. Make sure that you’re regularly drinking water, and if you do have a few beers on the course, drink twice the amount of H20 that you normally would.

Play 9 Holes

While it can be difficult to cut your golf game down, spending too much time on the course can be detrimental to your health. It’s important to take it easy during especially hot days, and if you’re able, golf during the cooler times of the day. While it may be difficult to elect to play a shorter game during the hotter months, you’ll save yourself from heat exhaustion and play a better game.

Summer golf is one of the best times to enjoy the game, but it’s important to make sure you’re playing safe so you can enjoy playing for the entire season. Don’t forget to check out Carnoustie Sportswear for all of your golf wear needs! Shop now! 

Nutrition is Important for Golfers

If you’re serious about your golf game, it’s crucial to your performance to get proper nutrition both before and after your game. While you may think that you might not need to be super vigilant about your nutrition, it is the fuel that keeps you going on an intense game of 18 holes or a quick Par-3. In this blog, we’re going to discuss some essential nutrition tips for golfers and how you can eat well to boost your performance. Don’t forget to shop Carnoustie Sportswear if you’re searching stylish and attractive golf wear. You’ll look handsome on and off the course, and you can be sure that Carnoustie has the latest styles and trends in golf wear. Shop our website today!

Carbohydrates

The average round of golf can last between four to five hours, so if you’re not eating plenty of both simple and complex carbohydrates, your energy level will wane and struggle during the last few holes. Before you get out on the course, eat a meal that has plenty of simple and complex carbohydrates to ensure that your stamina is level during your entire game. A few examples of both complex and simple carbohydrates include:

  • Fruits, such as bananas, apples, strawberries, blueberries, and melon
  • Sweet potato
  • Whole grains
  • Legumes
  • Milk

Protein

Protein helps your muscles to recover and grow after an intense game of golf. It’s essential to eat a meal that has plenty of protein in it after a day spent on the course. You may not feel hungry after you finish your last hole, but protein is the building block for strong and lean muscles. Some great lean protein sources include:

  • Turkey
  • Chicken
  • Lean ground beef
  • Legumes
  • Nuts

If you’re a vegetarian but still need some excellent protein sources, you can consume these foods:

  • Tofu
  • Soy protein
  • Legumes
  • Nut butters
  • Quiona
  • Low-fat/nonfat cottage cheese
  • Low-fat/nonfat yogurt

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

One of the most essential parts of playing any type of sport, adequate water consumption can truly make or break your game. Dehydration can lead to muscle cramps or pain, reduced concentration, brain fogginess, fatigue, and higher heart rate. When you’re exercising or perspiring heavily, your body is expelling energy and losing weight. If you’re not consuming plenty of water to replace this weight, your heart rate will steadily increase, which can hinder performance. While this is a great byproduct of exercise for someone who wants to lose weight, it can negatively affect athletes. If you know you’re going to be spending several hours on the course, pack your cart with plenty of water. You should be trying to consume 8-10 ounces of water every hour, and if it’s especially hot or humid outside, drinking more around 12-16.

Recover

If you’ve spent an entire day on the course and you’re completely spent, it’s important to recover correctly. Even though it’s popular to leave the course and go enjoy a few drinks with your friends, you should be consuming plenty of water and a meal full of whole and clean foods to help your body recover correctly. You’ve just expended a vast amount of energy and your muscles are exhausted. It’s crucial to consume plenty of healthy foods immediately following an intense game, or you’ll miss the window that your body has to repair and recover. Don’t miss this vital window, or you may experience extended muscle fatigue and weakness.

Stretch Properly

Take excellent care of your body by stretching your muscles following a game. Not only will you increase your flexibility over time, but you’ll help your muscles to relax and recover better. Take some time to stretch your hamstrings, back, shoulders, legs, arms, and neck. You can complete your stretching routine in less than half an hour, and you’ll discover that your swing is more fluid and controlled after taking care of those hard-working muscles.

Taking care of your body through proper nutrition is crucial to your overall golfing performance. You can’t drink sodas and eat chocolate regularly and expect to play your best game. Eating well is essential to playing well. It’s also essential to have quality and well-made golf wear, so if you’re searching for awesome golf shirts and pants, look no further than Carnoustie Sportswear! Shop our Spring 2017 line today! 

More Cold Weather Training Tips

As we’ve mentioned before, just because the weather outside is cold and unforgiving does not mean that your golf game has to suffer from it. Carnoustie Sportswear not only believes that golf wear is made to be worn year round, but playing golf is meant for all 12 months of the year as well. Rather than posting up on the couch when the thermostat dips, utilizing that time to improve your golf knowledge and expertise will only pay dividends when the snow melts and the courses are green. We’ll take a look at some other steps you can take to make your offseason more beneficial.

Nets are Your Friend

A piece of golf equipment often overlooked is a standing net. Much like what kickers in the NFL use to warm up on the sidelines, investing in a similar net can pay massive dividends for your golf swing. Wearing your golf pants and other golf attire will also make hitting balls into a net much more beneficial, as it will simulate conditions as well as you can indoors. A net will allow you some flexibility in terms of angles and clubs, while also allowing you to swing in an enclosed space without fear of breaking any valuables.

Stretch

Golf is not just a game of inches, but a game of continual twisting and turning. Whether you have a powerful and quick-turning swing or have to stand at an awkward angle in a bunker, your body may be unforgiving of the odd positions you make it assume. With this in mind, taking up a stretching regimen will help make sure your body is used to the torsion and explosiveness a golf swing requires when the spring rolls around. You may not be used to yoga, but it can be a big help in creating flexibility as well as giving you another physical activity with which to occupy your time if your local golf course is covered in snow. Golf pants are great, but they aren’t meant to be worn out in below-freezing temperatures, so opt for some stretches instead. Better yet, do some trunk or shoulder stretches with your clubs in hand will help your body stay used to handling a golf club.

Read Golf Technique

Reading books is a great way to spend the time when you’re snowed in. There are countless books on topics from the best golf ball, what golf apparel is best for the course, golf etiquette, golf history, and especially golf technique. Maybe you’ve developed a slice you can’t shake or you’re looking for a way to get more loft on your chip shots. Reading a book that covers the subject can help you begin formulating more ideas for your game and give you ways to visualize your game you never encountered before. It may also enlighten you on a topic or a method you had never heard about, giving you ample time to practice before hitting the links.

Get Used to Your Golf Apparel

Golf gear, as comfortable as it is off the rack, can always use some getting used to. Golf shorts and trousers can certainly take some getting used to, especially if you are investing in a new brand like Carnoustie Sportswear. Taking some of our advice and practicing with a net or stretching with your golf clubs are great steps, but go even further and wear what you would wear on the course. Breaking in your new golf polos and pants will make them that much more comfortable when the season begins.

Carnoustie Sportswear wants you to be ready for the next golf season, and taking the winter off is the last thing you should do. Instead, use the colder months to improve your game, buy some new golf apparel, and for mental preparation. When you are ready for that new gear, shop our wide variety of golf clothing and apparel and look and feel your best on the links!

Shorts on the Golf Course

Here at Carnoustie Sportswear, we want men and women to look and feel their best out on the golf course, regardless of temperature or other playing conditions. If you are a fan of the sport, you may have caught a tournament or two on television and noticed something; golfers on the professional tour do not wear shorts, nor are they allowed to do so. You may be wondering if something is wrong and questioning your recent purchase of several pairs of golf shorts and contemplating exchanging them for some more appropriate golf trousers. While there is no wrong answer here, today we want to take a look at why shorts are an okay option for your next golf outing and why you don’t need to worry if you don’t look like a golfer on tour.

Weather Dictates Your Outfit

When dressing for a round of eighteen with your normal group, you should plan your outfit according to the weather that day. If you’re playing out in Scottsdale in the dead of summer, wearing a half-zip golf jacket and pants probably doesn’t make sense. Rather, you want to be comfortable in what you’re wearing and know that you can easily make it through several hours of play. Your golf shorts can be broken out when the weather calls for it, and the same goes for your jackets and windbreakers.

Most Courses Have Loosened Their Dress Code

For a while, golf was associated with higher social classes and played by people who could afford it. With that in mind, private and public golf courses alike often held dress codes when it came to golf attire. From ladies golf clothes to men’s golf polos and trousers, there were continual minute details each course would demand players adhere to. Nowadays, as golf courses and the game itself aims to be accessible to a wider audience, the dress code has also loosened up. Now, golf shorts are allowed, hats and cell phones are no longer seen as a nuisance, and a player’s golf fashion does not have to fall within certain limitations. With that in mind, Carnoustie Sportswear has plenty of golf clothes and apparel for women and men who are looking for more options in their links wardrobe.

You’re Not a Professional

You might be a professional golfer, but in most cases the casual golfer plays not for competition but for a hobby. In such cases, players will not be subject to the rules of any sort of governing body of golf or their rules. This means there is, for the most part, no one who can tell you what to wear on what course, other than the course itself. You are not subject to a monetary fine if you don’t wear golf pants on the course, so you have the freedom to wear your favorite pair of shorts during any golf excursion.

Carnoustie Sportswear wants to ensure that our customers are comfortable and fashionable on the golf course. Men’s and women’s golf apparel and attire is our specialty, and we will make sure you look great no matter when or where you play next. Shop our fall collection today and get ready to be the best dressed on the green!

2016 Gift Guide for Male Golfers

The holiday shopping season is here! If you have golfers on your list, we have the high-end golf apparel and best golf shirts that they really want. Check out our 2017 gift guide for the male golfers in your life and get all of your shopping done for them today. 

Place an Order for High-End Golf Apparel Today

For the Golfer Who is New to the Game

Cotton Diamond Jacquard Polo

$105

This is one of the most popular items in our online store because it's one of the best golf shirts in the world. The shirt has a classic fit with a three pearl-button placket and comfortable collar. It can be washed in the machine, too, so it's easy to keep clean after a long day on the green. Available in four different gorgeous colors. Pick one (or four!) up for your favorite golfer and they'll be wearing them on and off the green.

For the Golfer Who Doesn't Want to Stop for the Weather

Line Button Mock Pullover

$183

This mock pullover is perfect for cooler days on the green. It's even lined so you can stay warm on the coolest days without giving up your tee time. The brushed cotton feels good against your skin, too. Hand-wash this pullover to help it retain it's shape and color. It's available in gray, black, or brown so you can coordinate it with virtually anything. Perfect for the avid golfer who doesn't want to leave the green when cold weather arrives!

For the Golfer Who Has a Meeting Afterwards

Modern Plaid Woven Button-Down Shirt

$145

This is a gorgeous modern plaid button-down shirt that looks as good on the golf course as it does at a meeting or dinner afterwards. This shirt has a classic fit with a pocket over the left breast, perfect for golfing pencils and business cards. You can wash this shirt by hand or machine wash it in cold water on the gentle cycle to keep it looking its best. Perfect for the busy golfer who needs to go from golf course to business meeting without missing a beat.

For the Golfer Who Already Loves High-End Apparel

Merino Wool Vest

$155

A merino wool vest is an ideal thing to pull on over your regular golfing shirts to give yourself a little extra warmth on a chillier day. It has a nice quarter-length zipper on the front so you can adjust for ventilation. It's available in five fantastic colors chosen to coordinate with all of our polo and button-down golfing shirts. Perfect for the golfer who is already a fan of Carnoustie Sportswear!

For the Golfer Who Needs to Up Their Game

Plaid Cotton Shorts

$95

Golfing shorts can be good looking, and these plaid cotton shorts are proof. They are cut from 100% cotton and sewn with a flat front so they look modern while still looking clean and crisp. You'll love the Orchid blue color with gray check that coordinates with so much of your favorite high-end golf apparel. Perfect for the golfer who needs to up their apparel game out on the golf course!

We have even more on our website that's perfect for the golfing fans in your life. Place an order for all the high-end golf apparel that you need so complete your shopping list today! 

Great New Year's Resolutions for Golfers

The New Year is coming! For avid golfers, this is a chance to make a New Year's resolution about improving your game. What should be on your New Year's Resolution list? If you are having trouble thinking of some ideas, we're here to help. Here are some ideas from our team to help you make the perfect resolution for 2017!

What Resolution Will You Make for 2017?

Have a regular tee time. 

If golfers have one complaint, it's that they aren't getting enough time out on the green. Make a resolution for 2017 to get in a little more golf time. One of the best ways to do this is to set a regular tee time and clear your calendar to keep it. Of course, emergencies are going to come up, but by and large if you set a regular time and make it known that you'll be golfing at that time you'll be free to keep it.

Lower your handicap. 

It's every amateur golfers dream to break into a single digit handicap. If you've been struggling in the double digits for a while, make it a goal this year to break that single digit barrier. Of course, the best way to do this is to spend more time out on the golf courses. A regular tee time (see above!) could be the answer.

Find a serious golfing buddy.

While you might know a variety of people who are happy to go out on the golf course, but they might not be the kind of golfing partner you really need to help you reach your full golfing potential. Make a goal of finding a buddy who can help you keep that regular tee time and get better at your favorite game. You can do this by talking to some of your fellow golfing buddies about your goals and ask them if they are interested in partnering up with you.

Perfect your swing. 

Practice, practice, practice. That's the best way to achieve this 2017 resolution! You'll need to spend a lot of time at the golfing range hitting balls, but it's the best way to get better at your swing. If you are really serious about making this resolution a reality, you might consider hiring a golfing coach to help you.

Improve your gear.

Sometimes the improvement doesn't need to happen with yourself, but with the gear that you are using. If you've been "making do" with your golf gear for a while now, maybe this should be the year that you step up your game and invest in nicer golfing gear. This could include your golf apparel, too, 

In fact, your golf apparel plays an important role in your game! Make sure you have the high-end golf apparel that can help you achieve your goals. Comfortable golf apparel helps you concentrate on the game instead of on your clothing. If you are serious about your golfing resolution, make sure you have the high-end golf apparel to help you achieve your goals. Place an order with us today and get all the high-end golf apparel you need!

Improve Your Game in Cold Weather

Golfing in winter may be a pleasurable experience for those who live in Arizona, but for much of the country, winter means putting an end to your golf season. Whether you prefer to avoid the freezing temperatures, or don’t have access to a year-round golf course, there are ways you can continue to improve your game.

Go to an Indoor Range

While you may not enjoy hitting the driving range during the warmer months, heading to the indoor range during the winter can be the best way to improve your game in the off season. At an indoor range, you’ll be able to exercise your swing at full-force. Best of all, many of these facilities have coaches on hand who can analyze your swing and help you improve for the upcoming season.

Putt Anywhere You Can

If you think you need a bunch of fancy equipment to set up an in-home putting green, think again. You can, and should, putt anywhere you have room. Simply place a coffee mug or sturdy ceramic cup on its side and putt away. It won’t give you the exact sensation of putting on the green, but it will let you improve your swing and your aim on a daily basis. Since it requires minimal equipment, you might even be able to set up an impromptu putting area in your office. Keep a spare putter with you so you can practice during those never-ending sales calls.

Forget the Ball

Golf is a game that involves incredible muscle memory. Luckily, all you need to do to keep your muscles in adequate shape is practice your swing. Find a clear space in your living room, garage, basement, or bedroom. Make sure all fragile items are out of your way and warn your family that you’ll be practicing your golf swing. Grab your club, and start swinging. Since you don’t have to focus on where your ball is headed, you’ll be able to shift your attention to your swing. You’d be surprised how much your swing and your muscle awareness can improve when you’re not focusing on that tiny white orb.

Head to the Gym

Going to the gym is a fantastic way to stay in shape during the colder months. We’re not suggesting that you need to start running several miles a day, but you should exercise! Walk on the treadmill to simulate walking between holes and lift weights to keep your muscles strong and active. For best results, work with a personal trainer. They’ll be able to design a fitness regimen that will strengthen the muscles you use most in your game.

Watch the Pros

Don’t be afraid to spend some time on the couch, watching professional golfers do what they do best. Simply observing their technique and seeing the way they handle the trickiest shots can help you better analyze your own performance.

Get New Gear

Keep your equipment and your wardrobe fresh over the winter. Clear out your old and worn shirts and order the best golf shirts from Carnoustie Sportswear. Having a new wardrobe will help you feel ready for the upcoming season, even if you’re not able to hit the course during the colder months.

Check out our selection of the best golf shirts for fall. Our new outerwear selection is the perfect addition to every golfer’s cold-weather wardrobe. Order today and get free shipping on all orders over 150 dollars!

Play Your Best, Even in Cold Weather

November is here, and that means cold weather is just around the corner. Rather than staying indoors, watching reruns of golf tournaments, you should be out on the course, playing round after round with your friends and colleagues. At Carnoustie Sportswear, we believe that golf is a year-round sport as long as you use the right high-end golf apparel to stay warm! However, if you’re one of those dedicated summer golfers who believes that cold weather will ruin your game, we’re here to help. Here are a few tips to help you play your best, even during the coldest weather.

Ditch the Cart

Everyone knows that physical activity can increase your body temperature. While this is a downside during hot summer days, it’s a wonderful side effect of exercise in the winter. Instead of using your favorite golf cart to travel between holes, walk the course! Not only will you get more exercise every round, you’ll also stay warmer during your game! Best of all, walking keeps your muscles loose throughout your game, helping improve your swing and boost your game!

Remember to Wear Layers

When the temperatures drop, be sure to dress for the weather. The mornings are chilly in late autumn, but the afternoons do still get warm. Start with a light base layer, like one of our short sleeve polo shirts, and layer up from there. A high-quality merino wool sweater is the perfect way to stay warm in milder temperatures and the breathable material will keep you from overheating should you need a heavy winter jacket to combat a frosty morning.

Keep Your Ball in Your Pocket

Cold weather does more than get your nose running; it alters the flight pattern of your golf ball. When exposed to cold temperatures, golf balls simply won’t travel as far as they usually do. Even when your swing is perfect, a cold golf ball will result in diminished performance. Keep your ball in your pocket in between holes. This will keep the core warmer and help each shot fly farther.

Always Remember Your Gloves

In the summer, a glove is necessary to help you keep sweat from interfering with your game, but in winter, you’ll need them to keep your hands warm. Even a small layer of protection against the elements can help you maintain control over your club throughout your game. Since golf gloves are so thin, wear an additional glove as you play, or use your golf glove as a liner for a thicker, insulated glove. Consider using hand warmers in your pockets to keep your hands warm as you walk the course.

Don’t Forget Your Socks

Like your hands, your feet will bear the brunt of the cold weather. Most golf shoes simply aren’t insulated against cold temperatures! Instead of suffering through a game with cold toes, wear an extra pair of socks, or opt for your favorite pair of athletic wool socks. Not only will the wool help reduce sweat, it will also keep your feet warmer if your shoes get wet.

This winter, be prepared for all that the weather can throw at you. Browse our fall collection today and order the best high-end golf apparel from Carnoustie Sportswear so you can enjoy your favorite sport year-round. 

Improve Your Game with These Tips

You’ve mastered your drives, figured out how to properly chip out of a bunker, and have looked like a pro when you hit the course wearing the best golf shirts from Carnoustie Sportswear. However, there’s a good chance you struggle on the green. Once you remove the flag and stare at your angle of approach, something happens to make you miss your shot. We’ve all been there, and today, we’ll share a few tips that helped us improve our performance on the green.

BE GENTLE

Unlike the rest of the game, when you line up to hit your ball, be gentle. Remember, on the green, your goal should be to help your ball roll into the cup. You don’t want to hit the ball. Instead, tap it! One of the most common causes for missed shots is due to hitting your ball too hard. Putting takes skill, patience, and a gentle hand.

FOCUS ON YOUR TARGET

We’ve all made the mistake of staring at our ball too long when lining up a shot. If you focus exclusively on the position of your putter and ball, you’ll find that you’ll miss the shot. Instead, shift your focus to a few inches in front of the ball and keep your eye on the target. Your focus should be on the arc of the putt rather than on your ball’s position. Trust your hands. They’ll know where to go.

KEEP YOUR WRISTS LOCKED

Rather than relying on wrist movement to provide a gentle tap on the ball, keep your wrists locked. Once you flex your wrists as you take your shot, you may end up sending the ball in a direction you didn’t want it to go. That’s because the more movement you have in your wrists, the more the angle of the putter changes. Keep your putter in line with your target, swing gently, and sink the shot.

We hope these tips help you the next time you line up at the green. Let Carnoustie Sportswear help you take your game to the next level with the best golf shirts available. Shop our collection today!