By: Kathy Gildersleeve-Jensen, PGA
2014 PGA National Teacher of the Year
Do you want to take your golf game to the next level? Not only to help you learn the game in an atmosphere that is fun, interactive and social, but to develop your skills to help you succeed on the golf course. To acquire a higher skill level could be a regular instruction or coaching as well as entering events and start competing. There are a lot of things you can do to improve your golf scores along with taking lessons, golf clinics, camps or go to academies. Listed below are a few things suggested to get results in your golf to be more successful.
PLAY! PLAY! PLAY!
Playing golf is one of the best ways to reach your golf goals. Golf is a game of strategy whether it’s the variety of terrain, weather, or golf course design. Golf has so much to offer and playing exposes elements to challenge players to make decisions on every situation. How you deal with the issue is what will improve your golf game. Using a driver, iron, chip shot and putter provides players the sequence of the game. Additionally, the range provides a sense of confidence to find a repeatable golf swing to take out to the golf course. Playing the game requires your entire attention to take your game to a better skill level.
The more you play, the more comfortable you become on the golf course, making wiser decisions. To have greater results quickly, a two-hour playing lesson from golf professionals is a terrific remedy. Then, you can finish up your round and asses how you finished. This will help to understand typical shots that may need to execute differently to have lower scores. Lower scores are truly the goal to play the game at a higher skill level; it is the objective.
Competition is why many of us play sports. To improve your golf game, a little competition challenges your nerves and skills. That is what’s great about golf; there are many creative challenging competing games to test your skills from small to big events.
A wonderful way of learning golf is to compete against one another, which will develop into a better practice session than competing against you. Plus, it is more fun when someone joins in with you. Human competition is healthy in developing how to be humble when winning and how to lose with respect and grace. Improving your judgment skills will make you a more complete player.
Your Short Game
The fastest way to make your golf game go to a higher skill level is the short game. The short game means all shots inside 50 yards, including bunkers shots, bump and run shots, lob shots, putting and much more. For more short game information, download my eBook here. This is the scoring area everyone can accomplish. It is a reachable distance and improving the technique can sure become an asset to anyone’s game. Working on distance control and aim can shave off several strokes. Practicing shorter shots will save and eliminate bad errors. Don’t throw away all your hard work at the end of every hole!
Go the Distance
Distance and speed is a must weapon to reach a higher skill level. The tour players are reaching farther than ever before and show how an important advantage it is to have mega distance in your game. In your practice, work on hitting the golf ball harder and simply rip it! By hitting your tee shots well, you’re setting yourself up to a good start at every hole. Try thinking of hitting it harder first; accuracy second when practicing with your driver. Grip it and rip it!
The reality of golf: It is only a game, so have fun while processing it your entire life. This is a learning process; enjoy it. It takes persistence and patience to become a great player. Trials and tribulations comes with the territory, embrace this and your learning skills will surprise you in a benefitting outcome. Enjoy the process to get golf results now.