Five Strategies For Lower Scores

Change your game without changing your swing

Play Golf2. Play Golf, Not Golf Swing

One of the biggest and most common mistakes golfers make during the course of a round is spending too much time focusing on their mechanics. Don’t let yourself fall into this trap. When you tinker with your swing during a round of golf, not only do your mechanics tend to get worse, but you also lose sight of your objective—to play the game of golf. When you get wrapped up in swing fundamentals on the course, you’re not playing golf, you’re playing golf swing.

The next time you warm up on the range, note how well you’re swinging that day. You may not have your A swing; in fact, you may have your B or even C swing. In any case, it’s important to take whatever swing you have that day and make the best of it. If you’ve got a little fade going on the range before the round, aim a little more left than you normally would during the round and worry about straightening it out after you play. Your task for the day is to shoot an A score with your B or C swing. When you learn to do that, you’ll really be playing golf.

8 thoughts on “Five Strategies For Lower Scores

  1. Tip 5 I constantly remind myself by saying, “No sexy golf” —- in other words, do what is logical, not what seems sexy and daring. 350 yard par 4: 6 iron (170) 6 iron (170) — now you’re on the fringe safely in two. Chip or putt close for par and you never touched a wood. No Sexy Golf…. Safe and easy wins the low round

  2. Yeah great article, it reminds me that I have to take my medicine and play some sensible golf. I’ve been guilty of taking risky shots and ending up with double or triple bogeys as a result. If you want to break 80 then you need to be more accurate with how you manage your shots, e.g par 5 500 meters tee shot 200m then hit two 4 iron then pitching wedge. Something like that!

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  3. Another tip is not to play for the gallery, i.e., it is you and your game. Must try to play your own game and not to get a clap or comment like “wow good ball” “wow what a long shot” from the rest of the flight members playing with you.
    Every time you hit the ball thinking about such comments you tend to loose your rhythm or stiffen your body or loose your thoughts of everything you did in your pre-shot routine.

  4. That’s true that I don’t want to get so focused on my swing, that I am not really into the game. Next time I play a round, I’ll have to keep that in mind and work on my swing later. It would probably be a good idea to pay more attention to my tempo and rhythm as well. I want to get as good as possible while having fun.

  5. Awesome tips, thanks for sharing. I am a golf junkie. I started playing seriously around the age of 20 and have not been able to get enough since. I am always looking for ways to shave a few strokes off my game. I also love how technology has become such an integral part of the game. I love using new gadgets to my advantage, and have been writing about the latest golf watches at – I enjoy writing about golf so I figured hey why not! Well thanks again for sharing these great tips! All the best!

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