Video Games Can Improve Your Golf Swing

Even if you have never swung a golf club before, playing it with a motion sensor control allows you to see the accuracy with which you are hitting the ball, even though it is only in the virtual game. But you can get the basic idea about golf, develop a liking for the sport and if you’re already a golfer, develop better skills.

The trend of playing video games has been around for decades and the advancement in technology has resulted in significant progress in the video gaming arena. Simulation-based video games have become a hot fad and make you feel like you are right inside in the game. The motion sensors on the gaming controllers allow you to see your virtual self on the screen and the character in the video game moves exactly the way you move.

This trend in simulation-based video games means that you can learn to play sports, that otherwise would be played sitting down with a joystick. One is golf. In a simulation video game, you have to actually swing the controller for the golf club to swing and hit the ball in the game.

One question posed by many observers is: Can such video games which enthusiasts are raving about actually have an impact on real-life sporting abilities? For some people, the answer is simply no and without even experiencing it, they are purists and re clear in their defiance of this notion. However, over time, many video-gamers who did not know how to play a sport before have learned the rules and started to play it after playing it as a video game.

For those people who are golfers and want to improve their skills, asking a golf trainer would be a good idea, but the response would usually be that the mind needs to be sharpened, hand-eye coordination should be improved, blah blah blah. It is the age of technology after all. Who can put up with such boring, pre-historic rhetoric?

One thing they wouldn’t recommend is the use of video games to improve your skills. Those anti-video proponents are just recycling gossip which they heard from some “expert” or from someone who heard it from an “expert”….. Our position is that even novices can learn the sport through video games and ipso facto, anyone who has played golf before can probably use them to hone their skills. Just watch this video of Paula Creamer:

There are many golf video games available now and you can choose your favorite golf player or create one yourself. When the game starts, you have to actually move your body to play the game, so that can help you improve your technique and stance to hit a perfect shot. The accuracy and other data are shown on screen so you can use that to judge yourself. There are training modes in every video game so you can use the training mode to practice and practice. You have nothing to lose. Once you pay for the video game, there are no other costs, so it’s virtually a free-of-cost training regime.

Definitely better than paying a lot of bucks at a golf course to practice!

If you want the social interaction in the off-season, go to an indoor golf center, which has the latest simulators. They will cost you more, but are becoming extremely sophisticated.

Are you ready to quit your expensive golf instructions and play golf video games, here’s what we can recommend: 🙂

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Patrick Henry February 8, 2011

Love this, just bookmarked it. These kind of games have come a long way recently, and they’re great for getting new people learning the sport – which can only be good for the game.

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I can only comment on the WI golf game which I think is fantastic family fun. I would recommend learning the fundamentals of golf (grip,stance,posture,alignment) before making thousands of repetitions in front of the screen, if you ever want to play golf for real that is. Muscle memory is a difficult thing to change once it has been ingrained the incorrect way.

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I was just wondering, how long have you been writing articles like this? Pretty good stuff, keep it up!

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I think that video games are a good way to improve your golf swing. It is definitely less expensive than hiring a golf instructor and more convenient for players.

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