6 Strategies to Get a Lower Golf Score
How would you like to lower your golf score? Here are six ways you can do just that.
No single strategy is better than the others, but taken as a whole they can become a powerful tool in your golfing arsenal.
To get a lower score tomorrow, you have to practice today. Yes, we have all heard this a million times, but let’s look at this standby advice from another angle.
Anyone who wishes to lower their golf score must devote time to all aspects of practice. This means spending as much time on your irons as you do on your driver and woods.
A good idea is to follow a practice program. The details can be up to you, but it should consist of all of your clubs as well as any trouble areas you may have. Make your practice program comprehensive and complete.
- 5 Rounds:
Anyone can have an off-day. This tip will help you discover where your problem areas are so you can work on them.
Play five rounds of golf, keeping detailed notes on the shots you have trouble with on each round.
At the end of the five rounds, sit down with your notes and carefully study them. Note down the shots you had the most trouble with, and concentrate your practice time on mastering those shots.
- Take a Lesson:
This is such an easy tip that I am surprised at how many golfers miss it. Chances are good that you have a registered PGA or LPGA pro somewhere near you, often working as a local pro at a club.
For a small amount of money, these professionals can monitor your swing and other fundamentals to help you solve problems that might take months for you to identify on your own.
- Position Play:
This tip is about landing the ball where it benefits your strong shots. Sounds simple enough, right?
Some golfers will tee up a ball and hit it as hard as they can, hoping it stays in the fairway, but not really caring where it lands. This is NOT position play.
If you are having problems with your short irons or wedges, rather than landing the ball where you will have to use these clubs, land it so you can play your mid-irons, if this means laying up.
The key to position play is to think about the next shot (or two) and to do what is needed to put yourself in a place where you can perform that particular shot (or shots).
- Percentage Shots:
Newer golfers may not yet fully appreciate the fact that they do not always have to hit a club at 100%. You can hit a driver (or any other club) at 70%, 80%, 90%, etc.
Once you learn how to regulate the power of your swing, you can begin to play position on the course with little fear of undershooting or overshooting your target.
Being able to regulate your power also allows you to use certain clubs for certain situations. For example, using your 7-iron for a pitch shot in high grass.
- The Six-Foot Putt:
There are many golfers who use as many strokes on the green as they do getting to the green. Sometimes, even more!
It can take years to master the long putt, but you can learn to make those six-foot putts in no time if you just practice.
By mastering the six-foot putt (or less), you can shave more strokes off your game than you might think possible.
If it’s your golf slice that is holding you back, you should give The Simple Golf Swing a go. This anti-slice swing system can cure your golf slice within minutes, and you’ll be lowering your golf score ASAP.
Purepoint Golf Team