As a golfer, you probably do not practice as often as you would like. Luckily, there are ways to help improve your golf game without hours and hours of practice, although, let’s be honest, that will never hurt! In this article, we are going to help identify five tips you can use to raise your game quickly.
Now every golfer has an Achilles heel. It might be your work off the tee, or perhaps your short game. For some, it’s putting. For those of us who are really unlucky, there might be more than one weakness. That said, knowing your weakness is the start in beating it. Perhaps you don’t really know what your weakness is. To find out, keep simple stats. This might include:
This will help to identify the areas where you need to pay particular attention. If you don’t have time to practice, take the time out on the course and use a few extra seconds to set up shots you struggle with.
A pre-shot routine can be a great help to your game. Focus on aligning your body correctly as well as your position over the ball. Again, a few more seconds spent doing this can see your numbers out on the course drop significantly. A simple pre-shot routine could be something like this. Begin by getting behind the ball and placing your feet together. Now put your clubface down and pick out an area halfway from your intended target but on the same line. Look at the area you want the ball to end up while moving a small step with your left foot and a larger step with your right. The ball is now in the proper position (inside the left part of your stance, placed between your left heel and the center).
No matter how strong the other parts of your golf game are, if you can’t put, you will struggle. Take time practicing your putting. This need not be out on the course either. There is a multitude of putting aids available today that can help you, even in the comfort of your own home.
All the tour pros have one and so should you. No matter if you are faced with a 60’ monster or a 1” tap-in, using a putting routine will help get you in the groove for each putt. For example:
Even though you may have very little practice time between rounds, making sure your practice time is focused becomes crucial. Try this simple routine.
By following these simple tips, your game will undoubtedly improve very quickly.