4 Strategies to Lower Your Golf Score
You’re playing yet another round of golf. You’ve purchase a new set of golf clubs, new balls and other gadgets on the market. No matter what you do, you can’t seem to break 90 or whatever target you’ve been shooting for. What seems to be the problem?
If you’re serious about improving your game, try these strategies the next time you step on the course. These will help produce lower scores and achieve more consistent results.
Know what you need to improve
If you want to improve your game, the first thing you need to do is to find out exactly what needs improving. Hitting dozens and dozens of balls on the driving range won’t do you any good if it’s your putting that’s killing your scores.
Record key statistics during each round, including putts per hole, greens in regulation and fairway hits. Good, solid data is extremely helpful in determining areas where you need work.
Take a deep breath and try to relax before each shot. Instead of cursing the golf gods about the missed 4-foot putt, focus on making your next shot good. While improving your game is all about technique, improving your scores start from having the right attitude. You need a positive mind in order to achieve a good shot and the right attitude to improve your scores.
Get in golf shape
If you want to achieve better control of your shots and add length to your drives, then you need to get in golf shape. Start exercising your core muscles. Focus on flexibility, strength and balance. By making your abdomen and lower back stronger and more flexible, you’ll be able to achieve your goals.
To score better, consider getting some putting and driving range practice done in between your weekend rounds. We also suggest that you devote more than 50% of your practice time to your short game. Why? This is because the overwhelming majority of your golf shots come from your short game.