Tips on Driving Golf Balls

Once you have practiced enough to know how to correctly hit the golf ball by tuning your swing, you should then learn how to launch the ball for different purposes. For this one, we will go through the basics of driving the ball and hitting it straight every time. This is because the sidespin of balls may cause a curvature in your shots. Correct this to straighten your shots and increase accuracy to the target line.

Some would say that hitting golf balls are easy, but hitting them straight would be a more difficult task. It is frustrating for a player to lose their shot because the ball hooked or sliced. By tuning your sing further, you can hit straight shots. This would require you to sacrifice a bit of your accuracy if you focus too much on straightening your shot, so enhance your accuracy until it is second nature to make up for this.

golfThe first step is to identify what club type and number will work best for your distance and personal strength. This would determine the flex of the club that will match your swing. Below average shot distances by men are going to play better using clubs meant for seniors and women. Players who have shot distances above average should use stiffer golf clubs. Strengthen your grip by moving it in the direction of your dominant hand. Do this, but don’t increase the pressure too much, do not let your grip be too tight; your wrists and forearm muscles should be relaxed but ready for action.

Get in a good address position. An athletic, correct posture is a good position to swing from. Your legs should be about shoulder-width apart, with your weight centered on the balls of your feet. Your knees are to be slightly bent and lean a little forward from the hips. Your feet hips and shoulders should be in a plane parallel to your target line. Your shoulders may not be leveled in this position, but always follow that parallel-plane rule.

Next, position yourself to the ball. It should be opposite the instep of your back foot. Distance yourself from the ball so that your club’s head is grounded and will make solid contact when swung. Practice in the field often to enhance your swing speed and increase your shot distance. However, never change speeds mid-swing. You need a steady speed for during both the backswing and the downswing. Your wrists will naturally move during your backswing so don’t cock them at the top. This won’t help at all and you will change the angle of your swing. Many try this to add power to their shot on the golf balls, but it results in errant drives.

In driving the ball, here are a few points you need to remember :
• Have proper equipment.

Most players have eight to fifteen clubs for their play. Make sure you have a club specifically matched to your skills for a drive. A lofted driver averaging around eleven degrees will get you more consistency in your shots. Touring professionals choose to do this with 9-10 degree drivers.

• Start with your front foot during swing to give your shot more loft when starting up.

As you move for your backswing, steadily transfer your weight to your back foot. This will provide more power to your shots.

• Even if gripping harder and adding more pressure to your grip provides results.

This is largely incorrect and won’t be able to give consistent distances. The best gripping advice around says you should grip the club as if holding a bird securely but not killing it. The tighter you hold the club, the less your power will transfer to the golf balls. But holding it too loose will make your club fly! So find the best grip for your swing.

• Keep you downswing calm and unhurried.

Basically, don’t change speeds mid-swing. By letting the downswing come naturally, the club will still be accelerating on contact and transfer this to the ball upon impact.

Other than this, there are more basic tips like look at your target line carefully before and after swing. But lifting your head mid-swing will end up with a hooked ball. Also, your target is not to swing “at” the ball; you should be swinging “along” a target line you have established before moving, the ball being in the line. And lastly, trying to hit the ball with the power coming from the arms lose power and thus shorten the shot distance. Hit the ball by swinging “through” it by the target line with your whole body. That’s basically it. Other golf shots are learned through practice, including enhancing the height and distance of shots.

Employee Engagement 101

keyvalueHow are you going to create employee engagement within your organization? What are the main characteristics of engaged employees? What will you get if you allow your employees to be engaged? The answers to these questions can be found below. 

Definition

It is the functional and em  optional  commitment of an employee to the institution where he or she is working. Organizations that encourage employee engagement beat other companies (in several aspects ) who do not have such by 202 percent. Though the benefits of employee engagement are clear, many companies still struggle to achieve this as around 71 percent of employees report that they are not completely engaged in their company.

 

The Key Ingredients 

It is believed that employees do not leave their organizations but the people they work with. Many people claim that they are not engaged because of the people running the company. Here are the key ingredients of employee engagement. 

  1. The relationships of employees with their immediate superiors. About 80 percent of employees reported that they were dissatisfied with their direct superiors because they were not allowed to be engaged. For instance, a new policy was made without considering the opinions, insights, and experience of the employees. As a result, employees will feel they were not part of the policy-making process, which makes them feel disengaged. 

  1. The trust and belief of employees toward top management. About 70 percent of employees who do not have trust and confidence in the management are not engaged with their company. 

  1. The pride of every employee working in the organization. An estimated 54 percent of employees who are proud about working with their company are fully engaged. 

Characteristics of Engaged Employees 

If you want to spot engaged employees in your organizations, be on the lookout for these attributes. 

  • They are enthusiastic in doing their job every day. 

  • They are motivated and inspired by their leaders. 

  • They are permitted to work and accomplish their tasks the way they want to or are given enough freedom and independence, provided the expected output is delivered. 

  • They are confident that they can meet the expected outcome and reach excellence. 

Ways to Enhance the Engagement of Employees 

  • Senior leaders or top management must clearly convey the vision, mission, and core values of the company to the employees. Without these three, the employees will not know the company’s directions and the reasons they have to work hard. 

  • Senior leaders or top management must show and let the employees feel that they are key players in the organization no matter what their role is. 

  • Direct superiors must empower their employees by letting them know that they are valuable contributors to the success of the company. 

  • Employees must be encouraged to influence and openly communicate the vision, mission, and core values through their inputs. 

  • Immediate superiors must create healthy and harmonious relationships with their employees. 

  • Team leaders or managers must encourage team volunteerism as a means of giving back to the community. The companies must support the charitable institutions that their employees care about through giving volunteer grants and the like. 

Benefits of Corporate-Giving Packages 

One of the ways to enhance employee engagement is providing employee corporate-giving packages. This gesture shows that the organization cares about the community that the employees care about. Here is a list of benefits for the corporation, employees, and the charitable institution: 

  • The employees and the management will have rewarding and enjoyable team-building events. 

  • Both parties will have a chance to share the blessings to the community. 

  • The reputation of the corporation will be uplifted through positive press release. 

  • The non-profit organizations or charitable institutions will receive unending volunteer support and additional funds.