What’s the fastest and easiest why to your improving golf game? Care to take a guess?
If you guessed the short game to your improving golf game, YOU ARE A WINNER!!
About 80% of your strokes come from 100 yards and in. This means whether you are a high or low handicap player, this is what you need to be working on. This is what you need to be practicing. You need to be practicing bunker shots, pitch shots, chip shots, and putting.
Now let’s be honest with ourselves. How often do you honestly practice this stuff. Less than an hour a week? In between 1-5 hours week? 5+ hors a week. If you are anything like me, it is less than an hour a week. Choices Hack And most of the time will be down at the driving range pounding away at the driver.
Ask yourselves “How effective is this?” If you’re being honest, you answered not very much.
That’s perfect, that shows you’re willing to do what it takes to work towards your improving golf game. Even by reading this you are showing that you are dedicated and motivated towards your golf game which is exactly what I want to see.
Now I’m going to give you some quick tips to help you with your goal of an improving golf game, and they all have to do with the short game.
The first tip has to do with putting, short putts to be specific. I always believe we should learn from the best, and one of the best is Phil Mickelson. Whenever he practices putting, he finishes the session with making 100 consecutive three putts. If he misses one he starts over from one. Can you imagine the pressure and nerves he puts on himself on the last putt?
Now I know no one has the time to go to the extremes like that. However, we can do it in small doses, such as making 20 three footers in a row. If you can do this, you will start to eliminate three puts and lower your scores.
The second tip for an improving golf game is to work on your chipping. When you practice, make a three foot circle around the hole. And chip balls to it, and don’t stop until you make at least 5 in a row. If you miss one start over. After you finish one, go to a different spot and different distances. You never have the same shot in golf twice, so don’t practice like you do. MIX IT UP!!
If you can do these things, you will have shorter putts and you will make almost all of the putts and drastically lowering your scores.