The place where a golfer’s ability to overcome challenges is tested is on the green. Having good skills in this area will not only improve your scores, but will also build your confidence and take the pressure off your long game. To do this, you need to develop touch, feel, and technique. These aspects will allow you to visualise the different possible shots, select the most suitable one for our particular situation and, most importantly, execute it successfully. Here, at Club de Golf Son Servera, we will give you some tips to improve.
Tips to improve your game on the green
Correctly grip the club
In many cases, we tend to grip the club a little shorter than usual. However, shortening the grip is not simply a matter of lowering your hands and that’s it. If we were to do so, we would end up leaning too far into the stance, negatively affecting our stroke.
The correct way to shorten the grip is to bring the club head a little closer to our feet, creating a more vertical shaft angle. This way, we can grip the club shorter without losing structure and the correct angles of our body.
Improve the stroke feel
One of the most common mistakes in the short game is to mimic the procedures of the long game in the greenside area. To get a good feel for the shot, you can’t just take occasional practice swings. Instead, the best thing to do is to take several practice swings in a row while keeping your eyes on the hole.
This way, you will begin to get a feel for the correct swing for each specific shot, which allows you to execute it with greater confidence and assurance. This practice greatly develops hand-eye coordination and also allows our brain to react instinctively to what we are seeing.
Try to hole your chips
Instead of focusing solely on trying to get the ball close to the hole, start thinking about holing all your chips. This change in mindset will improve your concentration and reduce the margin of error on your shots. When you focus on holing, your mind will concentrate on the end goal, which will help you execute a more solid and determined shot.
Thinking only about getting the ball close can lead to indecisive execution. So, the next time you’re in front of a chip, visualise the ball dropping into the hole and don’t be surprised if you start to get better results.
Use the lowest loft club possible
This strategy for chipping was devised by legendary golfer Lee Trevino. Using a low loft club gives more ball roll, considerably reducing the length of the swing and, consequently, the chances of missing the shot. The key is to learn how to use the different clubs in the short game and understand how to take advantage of their characteristics to improve yout performance on the green.
Always bounce on the green
Aunque los collares o antegreens pueden complicar la previsión de cómo reaccionará la bola al botar, siempre podemos tener mayor control sobre su comportamiento cuando aterriza en green. Botar un metro dentro del green y dejar que ruede nos permite reducir la incertidumbre en nuestros golpes. Asimismo, posibilita el cálculo preciso la trayectoria de la bola una vez que toque el suelo. De esta manera, podremos anticipar mejor el comportamiento de la bola y ajustar nuestra estrategia de acuerdo a la situación del green.
Although collars or greens can make it difficult to predict how the ball will react when it bounces, we can always have more control over how it behaves when it lands on the green. Bouncing a metre into the green and letting it roll allows us to reduce the uncertainty of our shots. It also helps us to accurately calculate the trajectory of the ball once it hits the ground. By doing so, we can better anticipate the behaviour of the ball and adjust our strategy according to the situation on the green.
Keep the ball low
Although high shots and lobs can be spectacular at times, when looking to minimise mis-hits and improve results, the safest option will always be a low shot. These are less influenceSeptember arrives and with it the academic year returns, marking the end of the summer holidays. But the fun doesn’t stop at Club de Golf Son Servera. We invite you to join our school where golf becomes an exciting learning and sporting journey.
A space for professional learning
At Club de Golf Son Servera we offer a Golf Academy that is a reference in the area. Our school focuses not only on teaching golf techniques, but also on creating an environment where students can flourish and learn the fundamental values that this sport embodies.
Fluid, precise and elegant, our teaching approach is based on a thorough understanding of golf technique. From the drive to the final putt, we will ensure that every movement is fluid, every stroke is accurate and every movement reflects the elegance that characterises golf.
Our Head Coach is Chiqui Palacios. With years of experience in the world of golf and an undeniable passion for teaching, Chiqui has earned a special place in the hearts of our students and will be delighted to meet new students.
Teaching sport to young people
Are you looking for exciting extracurricular activities for your children? With a focus on the next generation of golfers, our classes for children aged 5 and over are a place where fun meets education.
Through interactive games, playful activities and technical instruction, we instil a lasting love of golf in young hearts. Weekly lessons for children aged 5 and over not only introduce them to the techniques of golf, but also instil a passion for the sport and its traditions.
Guests are welcome
Whether you are an experienced player or picking up a golf club for the first time, we welcome you to join us for a lesson. We offer both individual and group tuition for members, guests and visitors. Whether you’re looking to improve your skills or take your first steps into the world of golf, our team of instructors are here to guide you.
Equipment and technologies
At Club de Golf Son Servera we understand that teaching golf is an art backed by science. That’s why we make sure we’re at the forefront of golf technology to give you the best possible learning experience.
Analysis tools: Our instructors use state of the art tools, such as Flightscope, to analyse your swing and provide you with accurate ball trajectory data.
Biomechanics and more: We understand that golf is a sport that relies on precise biomechanics. That’s why we use pressure platforms to understand how your weight is distributed during the swing and the 3D Biomechanical System to analyse your movements from all angles.
Master the putt: We leave nothing to chance. We use Capto Golf technology to analyse your club movements. We know that mastering the putt is essential to success in golf and our technology is designed to help you improve this crucial part of your game.
At Club de Golf Son Servera, we believe that golf should be within everyone’s reach. That is why we have designed flexible and competitive rates so that everyone has the opportunity to learn and improve.
For our members: For as little as 40€ per hour, our members can enjoy first class golf lessons and work on perfecting their game.
General public: Anyone can join our classes for 55€ per hour. If you would like to share the experience with friends or family, we offer group prices: 70€ for 2 people, 85€ for 3 people and 100€ for 4 people.
Learn to play golf with the best
Club de Golf Son Servera’s Golf Academy is much more than a place to learn to play golf. It is a place where passion for the sport meets the latest technology, where the values of precision and elegance are transmitted with every swing, and where young and old alike can find a home for their love of golf.
So don’t wait any longer. Come and join us at Son Servera’s Golf Academy, where every swing will bring you closer to the greatness of this sport and a passionate community of golfers. We will be waiting for you on the green!