Here are a few tips that will help you have a good game.
One of things that you should remember is so easy and simple to do but ironically, most golfers forget it. It is to relax. Although of course, for many people, relaxing is easier said than done, especially on the first round, since it brings intense pressure. This additional pressure can increase your heart rate and diminish your chances of having a great tee shot.
Focus on your breathing before you go straight hitting the ball off. A few deep, long breaths will do the trick. The key point here is you should have your main focus be on your shot.
Don’t Use Your Wrists
When you are to hit your drive, it is of paramount importance to remember that your wrists and hands are not what is giving you the power you need to drive the ball. The power you need should come from your shoulders in your back swing, when you are winding the body up while you prepare for your down swing.
Any wrist movement could lead to inconsistent ball striking, leading to an inconsistent trajectory of the ball. Keep the wrists straight, and you will see how your drive has become more and more consistent and accurate.
Before you hit the shot, stand some few feet, maybe about two to three feet, behind the golf ball and try to visualize how the ball will take the flight path you want. Visualize how the ball is going to take off, “watch” it in air and it’s landing place. This will dramatically increase the chances you have in putting the golf ball in the exact place want it.
Before you go aiming for your target, make sure that you have spent some hours practicing to get a sense of how to swing. Do not strike your first drive without you warming up. If you have no time for hitting some practice balls, spend at least five minutes warming up. Before you step up to the tee, make sure you have spent some time on the practice range, to get into the feeling of the swing. Never, ever, hit your first drive without warming up. Do some exercises. This will give you a more relaxed and flexible feeling.