If you’re a golfer, you’ll know how addictive the sport can be. Sometimes it feels like lowering your handicap is more like a job than your real job! If you feel like that, try taking the game a little less seriously. It is supposed to be fun, after all.

OK, so you’re still enjoying playing golf, but are wondering how to improve your game just a bit more. Here are some of the different golf training regimens people employ. I suggest you try a few of them and see which ones work best for you.

Mental Training Aids.

Some people are beginning to use various psychological tools to improve their game. It could be as basic as mentally focusing and consciously controlling their breathing to as advanced as undergoing hypnosis in order to change the way they play golf and hopefully improve their performance. Another advanced technique is called “mental toughness” which enables you to concentrate better and control your emotions and you prepare and execute each swing.

Improving Balance.

It’s possible to learn how to improve your balance so that your golf swing is improved. A lot of golfers focus on muscle building to hit the golf ball further, but accuracy is much more important, and improving your balance will greatly improve your accuracy. I would much rather hit the ball ten yards less in the direction I wanted than hit it ten yards further in the wrong direction! Of course, improving your balance and posture works naturally together with improving your overall golf swing.

Golfing Fitness.

Your fitness matters in golf. If you’re huffing and puffing at the 15th hole during a “relaxing” round of golf, you’re going to find your overall game deteriorating as you complete the course. Most serious golfers will follow a golf-specific fitness regimen which works the muscles specifically used in golfing. Such a regimen, applied over time will improve your level of “golfing fitness” and allow you to improve your overall game.

Improving Your Grip.

Many golfers know the importance of a good golfing grip, but many fail to practice theirs. By learning more about the different types of grip and when to use them, and then practicing, you’ll find your overall game improves vastly. Learn from other experienced golfers, from instructors and golf schools, from books and even online. Find out as much as you can and then apply that knowledge.