If you can’t break 90 consistently when playing a game of golf then read this article now to discover what you need to do so you can break 90. What I tell you is probably the exact opposite of what you’re currently doing. This is great because you’ll be doing something different, which will in turn help you achieve different and better results.
Ok, if you can’t break 90 consistently then here is a priority list of what you need to work on and improve so you can break 90:
Practice Priority Number 1: Putting
Practice Priority Number 2: Chipping
Practice Priority Number 3: Pitching
Practice Priority Number 4: Bunker Shots
Practice Priority Number 5: Driving
Practice Priority Number 6: Iron Shots
Practice Priority Number 7: Fairway Shots
You’ll notice that putting is at the top of that list. Well, that’s because if you average 40 putts per round and you get that down to 34 putts per round, then you’ve just taken 6 shots per round off every game of golf you play.
This same principle applies to the short game – i.e. chipping, pitching and bunker shots. The closer to the hole you can get your chip, pitch and bunker shots, the lower you’ll score.
To give you some idea on the main things you should work on when practicing these areas let’s go through them one by one.
When practicing putting you should focus most of your attention on improving your distance control. So when you practice focus on hitting a lot of longer putts. Then to finish off your practice session do some short putt practice. You don’t need to practice your putting for hours, but do a little often to keep a good feel for the distance control needed for long putts.
When practicing your chipping you should focus on getting your ball to land where you want it to land – consistently. The main other factor needed for good chip shots is knowing how far the ball is going to roll after it lands. So after you can land your chip shots consistently where you want, then see how far the ball is rolling. Do this with different clubs so you get a good idea of what to expect out on the golf course. This will allow you to pick the best golf club out on the course to get your chip shots close to the hole.
When you practice pitching you should focus on distance control. You want to be able to hit your pitch shots the distances you want, consistently. So practice hitting pitch shots to certain distances, e.g. 30 yards, 50 yards, 70 yards, 90 yards etc. Then when you’re out on the golf course and you’re faced with shots from those distances you’ll have some confidence that you’re going to get the ball close to the hole. But make your pitching practice fun and hit shots from different lies to different distances.
That pitching advice applies to bunker shots as well. When you practice bunker shots play some shots from unusual lies like a plugged lie, for example. Try to become really good at getting the ball out of the bunker from hard lies. Then when you’re faced with your stock standard bunker shot it will be easy for you.
If you focus on improving your golf game in those four areas I’ve outlined, then I have no doubt that, given time, you’ll be breaking 90 consistently. This is probably the opposite of what you’ve been doing to try to break 90. But remember, the definition of insanity is doing the same things and expecting different results. So improve your golf game using the priority list above and the practice tips I have explained and just wait, you’ll be consistently breaking 90 soon.