Rickie Fowler has been playing golf since age 3 and has acquired vast experience ever since to provide golf tips for fans, amateurs, and other golf pros.
He had intentions of dirtbike riding after his father became a champion in that sport, but a foot injury while riding just before high school changed his trajectory.
He went on to win major PGA tour victories, including The Players and Deutsche Bank championships in 2015, as well as the Wells Fargo Championship in 2012, according to PGA Tour. The 28-year-old linksman has also taken international victories in the 2016 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and the 2011 Kolon Korea Open.
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Here are six golf tips from Rickie Fowler to help improve your game:
1. Choosing a spot — Fowler avoids getting off track by setting the clubhead behind the ball, using only his right hand and aiming the clubface at the target, he told Golf Digest. He picks a spot about three or four feet ahead of the ball before the swing, then focuses on the spot as he settles into his stance for a correct aim.
2. Mental approach — Use your mind to commit to a shot to avoid mental mistakes, he points out. Good golfers learn to trust their swing without letting doubts cloud their mind and ruin their game.
3. Balanced finish — Fowler keeps most of his weight on his left foot while his right heel moves off the ground when striking the ball with his driver, Golf Tips Magazine explains. He keeps his shoulders square and hips open as he extends his arms during the swing for a balanced finish.
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4. Downswing — He moves his lower body at the start of the downswing, keeping his back facing the target, GolfMagic notes. The way he stretches gives the shot power as the club shaft points to the target line.
5. Simplified swing — Fowler swings his hips freely, avoiding unnecessary movements to set the club on the right path on the takeaway, according to Golficity. Simplifying his swing has brought more power to the shot.
6. Confidence — Using what you have learned to improve your golf game brings an automatic confidence as you play. Fowler is confident in his abilities without being arrogant to help him believe in himself and his game, Golficity reports.
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