SO YOU NEED SOME HELP ON THE GOLF COURSE?
I get so many golfers come and tell me that they hit the ball well on the range but can't transfer it on the golf course, if this is you then you're not alone. An on-course lesson will help you bridge the gap between range and course and also help you make better decisions and plan strategies to help you get round the golf course in less shots. Have a look at some of these tips that should help you stop leaking silly shots on the golf course and start to shoot the scores that your shots deserve on the golf course.
Know your scoring zone...
In my opinion, most club golfers are overly harsh on their long game, yet strangely lenient on their short game within 80 yards of the green. This is why you often end up shooting higher scores than you deserve. Getting better from inside 80 yards should be your priority if you want to reduce your scores quickly. For the average club player I want you to focus on taking no more than 3 shots within 80 yards. Try to keep a record of the amount of shots you take within 80 yards of the green and see how many shots you are dropping within the scoring zone!
Preach what you practice...
Lets face it, at some time in every round you're going to find yourself out of position and in trouble. I love heading out on the golf course to see the tactics and decision making my golfers make in theses situations. I'm amazed at some of the shots they try to pull off. As an example, unless you've had a chance to practice and get confident with a low punch shot through some trees, then why do you think it's going to work on the golf course your next competition? Learning how to hit these recovery shots is just as important to good scoring as your tee shots, yet most club golfers spend little (if any) time practicing this area. If you don't practice them, then think twice about playing them under pressure.
Know when to aim away from the flag...
Missing a green is always frustrating, but there are good misses and bad misses. You ideally never want to miss a green on the same side of the flag. e.g. if a flag is close to the right edge of the green then you don't want to miss the green on the right. "Short Siding" yourself means your next shot onto the green will be difficult to stop close to the flag. Given most club golfers hits shots both to the right and left of their intended target you would be better served aiming for the centre of every green you are playing towards. By aiming at the middle of the green you've still got a chance that your errant shots might still find the putting surface.