Posted 22 July 2015 - 06:03 PM
Im certainly no golf pro. But I am so close to breaking 90, I might finally do it this summer. Just a few things that have helped me at least consistanly be in thr 90s that I can share...
1. Best tip I took away from any lesson. There is a think box, and a play box. Think box is behind the ball. You think about the setup, the swing, the wind, you visualize it. Then you step into the play box, which is addressing the ball. Here, you stop thinking. Hum a song to yourself. Do anything but think. If you are telling yourself to keep the left arm straight in the play box, youre done. Ever wonder why when you shank a shot, you drop a second ball and in a hurry just whack it cause your pissed, and it flies perfect? You stopped thinking about the swing and just did it.
2. Have a plan at the range. Either take just one club and work on mastering it that day. If you take your whole bag, play like you are at the couse. Pretend the first hole is 350 yards. Hit driver. If you hit it great, figure the distance, say 90 yards left. Hit wedge to just in front of the 100 yard sign. If you mishit the driver, then pull the 8 iron. Now you have to go 125. Switching clubs after every shot at the range is exactly what you do on the course.
3. Find a "go to shot". Mine is a choked down 52 wedge with a 3/4 swing. I can pepper the 50 yard marker all day. So what I should do, instead of going for those par 5 greens in two and rolling my second shot into greenside bunkers, is lay up 50 yards short. Then hit my go to shot, and make a couple birdies. A better "go to" shot would be one from 100 yards. Working on that lately with a choked down 9 iron. Most straight forward par 4s with a decent drive leave you around 100 left. (Choke down for better control, but robs you of some distance)
4. On the putting green, for distance control, pull the putter back one inch for every 3 feet. I walk off every putt to see how many paces (3 foot steps) I am away. Uphill add an inch downhill subtract. My distance control is much better and that eliminates a lot of three putts. I was three putting probably half the round. After that lesson on putting, I only three putt from like 50 feet+ out now.
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