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The Basics of Club And Ball Analysis

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Learning to choose the right golf club for a shot and the right ball brand for you takes some practice and a little guidance. At Basking Ridge Country Club, our golf instruction team is dedicated to helping you improve your swing and overall game.

Fitting For A Ball

Ask your Basking Ridge instructor to help you test a variety of short-game shots with different balls. Decide which shot matters the most and pick the ball that performs the best on that shot.

Perfecting Your Golf Swing

The golf swing is perhaps the most critiqued motion in sports. Basking Ridge golf gurus help you break down the swing into components you can analyze and improve.

Improving Your Swing

A swing analysis can be done using the naked eye, a mirror or videotapes of your swing, usually from different angles. In order to make a proper change to your golf swing, you need an expert analysis. Our pro instructors help you evaluate your swing so you can concentrate on improving the positive aspects and breaking any bad habits standing in your way.

Choosing The Right Golf Club

There are two primary inputs for picking the right golf club for a shot: your distance to the target and how far you typically hit with each club.

Learning the distance performance of each club takes time and practice on the driving range. Ask your instructor the best way to estimate your range based on the distance markers, which are set at specific distances, such as 50-yard intervals. As a general rule, our instructors typically find 10-15 yards of difference depending on the clubs students use. For example, if your 8-iron sends the ball 140 yards on average, your 7-iron may land the ball 150-155 yards away.

Having the help of a pro lets you stay confident and gauge the distances more accurately so you can learn to pick the right club.

Contact Us

Basking Ridge Country Club has a Golf Academy that caters to all levels of play, so feel free to check it out online or to schedule time in one of our golf clinics or personal golf instruction opportunities.

New Jersey Golf Course Navigation

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Learning how to plan your shot based on the features and layout of the golf course is key, especially when you’re learning or competing on a new green. Basking Ridge Country Club offers private lessons and group clinics that can help new members learn our course inside and out. Our pro instructors can also provide in-depth tips on how to get the lay of the land on any course.

What Is Golf Course Navigation?

Golf course navigation involves positioning yourself to make your shots easier and keep your scores low. You can learn to read a hole so that you know what angles to use and identify the best hitting areas and target spots.

Basic Course Navigation Tips

Here are some basic tips if you find yourself on a new course.

  • Walk around the green before your first tee time to get an overview of the first few holes.
  • Note how trees, water, mounds, bunkers, slopes and swales impact your shot.
  • Approach each shot strategically and keep a journal so you’re better prepared for future golf games.

Golf Etiquette

Besides learning how to strategize on the different elevations and levels of play, it’s important to know the rules for encountering other golfers on the fairways. Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Play through at a reasonable pace or let other parties play ahead.
  • Replace divots and rake bunkers.
  • Pay attention to the rules of the course
  • Let the player the farthest away from the pin go first.

It takes a while to pick up on all the nuances, but as long as you act with courtesy first, other golfers are typically happy to help you learn the basics.

Finding Your Way Around the Basking Ridge Golf Course

Visit our website to take an aerial or virtual tour of the Basking Ridge Golf Course. It’s always a good idea to gather as much information as you can from current members or those familiar with the golf course. The Basking Ridge staff is always happy to answer your questions and help you find your way around.

Contact Us

Basking Ridge Country Club has a Golf Academy that caters to all levels of play, so feel free to check it out online or to schedule time in one of our golf clinics or personal golf instruction opportunities.

How To Coordinate With Your Golf Coach

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Golf lessons are one of the most efficient ways to improve your golf game. If you’re going to invest time and money into golf lessons, it’s crucial to coordinate with your coach to ensure you get the most out of the experience. While every golf instructor has their own format for lessons, coordinating with your coach ensures you know what to expect and lets your coach know what you’re hoping to accomplish with your lessons. Choose classes taught by PGA professionals who know how to work with you, whether you’re a beginner or advanced golfer, to develop the abilities you need to get your game where you want it to be.

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Benefits Of Golf Courses

Benefits of Playing Golf

Playing 18 holes is a great way to soak up a little sunshine, but there are other benefits in store for those who schedule regular visits to their favorite golf courses. Make Basking Ridge Country Club part of your routine and you may see improvements to your mental and physical well-being and social life.

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