How to Hit a Golf Ball?

Does everyone else hits a golf ball farther than you? Forget about it. You're not alone. It's one of the most common struggles for new golfers. Today, we will teach you how to hit a golf ball. We know how frustrating it can be when your buddies or family members can effortlessly get their golf ball into the green at every opportunity. If you're ready, read on and learn all you need to know about hitting a golf ball.

Hitting a golf ball from the tee (not from the green or fairway) is an essential skill to practice the golf swing and to understand the basic concepts of golf: distance, angle, and trajectory. You'll learn how to improve your golf by getting good at hitting golf balls.

What is an Easy Way to Hit a Golf Ball?

The first thing you need to do is to decide where you plan on hitting the golf ball. You may be wondering why you have to do this at all. The truth is that choosing a location to hit your golf ball from is going to affect every aspect of your swing.

You are not just going to affect the distance of the shot, but you're also the direction and angle of the shot. Right style and force as well as direction will make you a good player over a period.

You do not want to accidentally hit your friends or family members while they're walking in the fairway. So, make sure you choose a location from which to hit your golf ball far enough that you won't be hitting them.

How to Hit a Golf Ball in the Air?

Depending on the type of golf course you're playing on, you may be able to hit the golf ball over the green by making a smooth shot into the air on a high note. If you are playing on a course with trees and hazards in the way of the green, there may be other options.

With that in mind, the next best way to hit a golf ball in the air is to use a pitching wedge, a gap wedge, or a lob wedge to loft the ball up and get it over the course in the air.

If you're looking to hit a golf ball in the air, you may be better off choosing another way to hit the golf ball as you may not hit a golf ball out of the air or over the green with these.

How to Hit a Golf Ball on the Ground?

Most golfers are better off hitting the ball on the ground. It's simple to get the ball rolling and then hit it on the ground.

We recommend choosing a grass-related putting green, as these greens are often shorter and can help you get the ball rolling faster, reducing the amount of roll you need to impart on the putt.

You have a few options to hit a golf ball on the ground. You can try to bounce the ball, or you can try lining the ball up and letting it roll the way.

If you're trying to hit a golf ball on the ground, look around for a way to get your golf ball rolling.

Approach Shots

Approach shots are taken from 30 feet and below that fly at an approximate angle of 10-15 degrees off the horizontal. Approach shots are generally easier to hit because of their shorter length, but they still need muscle control to avoid being too high or too low. Therefore, approach shots require an understanding of trajectory and how the ball will travel on a course.

The Big 3 – Distance, Spin, and Control

The golf ball is just a spherical ball. So, the distance a golf ball can travel, which is controlled by spin, is all within the ball. Three components make up the distance, control, and spin of a golf ball −

  • Trajectory − The extent to which the golf ball will curve and change direction.

  • Distance − The length of the golf line from the tee to the destination.

  • Spin − The direction, or spin, that the golf ball makes as it flies through the air.

Advanced Tips for Hitting Golf Balls

  • Try to hit the ball at a 45-degree angle. It will give you a longer distance and a straighter shot.

  • Try to hit the ball between two trees in the middle of the green. It is a hidden shot that your opponents may not notice.

  • When hitting a golf ball, ensure you are aiming for the center of the fairway, as this is where most shots will end up.

  • Try to hit the golf ball on the rise. It is when the golf ball rises in the air.

  • Try to hit the golf ball on the backswing. It is a great way to get a little extra distance on your shot or get the ball rolling off the tee a little farther.

  • Try to hit the golf ball on the downswing. It is an excellent way to get the ball off the tee a little straighter.

  • Try to hit the golf ball on the follow-through.


As you can see, hitting a golf ball can be problematic initially if you are new to this game. We hope we have given you some great advice on hitting a golf ball and how to do it better. We recommend checking out courses near you if you want to learn more. You might surprise yourself and finally get that hole-in-one you've been dreaming about.

Updated on: 27-Jan-2023


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