When playing mini golf, the first few shots may just be about having a good time but at some point, competitive nature kicks in. Here are some tricks to improve your mini golf game.
Walking around and really looking at each course can help your gameplay. Noting any slopes, obstacles, or surface imperfections can help give you guidance on putting the ball. Some courses may have themed sculptures or water obstacles that you have to work around to get your ball in the hole. While they are fun to enjoy when it isn’t your turn, make sure to tune into your ball when it’s time.
Watching the players ahead of you, if there are any, gives you an idea on how to play or not play each round. This goes the same for anyone you are playing with, watching how they play can give you an idea of any adjustments needed to best sink your shot.
The speed at which you hit the ball is everything in mini golf. Generally, hitting the ball a little too hard is better than hitting it too soft since the ball can always bounce off the walls and towards the hoel versus coming to a stop right on the edge. Weak shots may also not make any of the curves or ramps that could cost you more points.
Talk to yourself positively, or maybe not at all! Keeping your subconscious mind clear allows you to not focus on the outside noise but rather on the ball itself. With technique in the back of your mind and having made observations about the course (see how we tied that in) everything will flow together naturally leaving you to swing with no worries.
At the end of the day, mini golf is about having fun and enjoying yourself. Having the right mini golf equipment can add to the experience or if you prefer golfing on a golf course, make sure you have the right driving range equipment too.