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The Secret to Shaving Strokes Off Your Golf Handicap

Posted by Caleb M. on Feb 1, 2013 2:32:00 PM

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What is your Golf Handicap? This is often a question you'll hear on the course or among others talking about their skills on the green. We've outlined six secrets to help shave strokes off your golf handicap.

 

 

1. Your Mental Pre-Shot Routine

-Compliment your learning style whether it be audio or visual.

-Narrow your focus to shot specifics.

2. Set Mental Goal For Each Round

-Need a consistent routine for each hole to maintain focus.

-Simplify your thought process to make your game easier.

-Same thought process for each shot and putt.

3. Judge Process, Not Outcome

-Focus on your mental pre-shot routine as your top priority.

-Become a thinker by focusing on the next shot and analyze details such as wind, lie, yardage, the club and your intended target.

-Channel your inner athlete. Take a breath visualize the next shot you will take.

4. Learn the Power of the Sand Wedge

-Tough to master your sand wedge, but if you use it wisely, it could save your score. It will certainly save you some strokes.

5. Ignore the Driver for a Few weeks

-Use the pitching wedge and work through your clubs. Get equal shots with each club first. Make sure you don’t struggle hitting the 100 to 150 yard shot. Because if you do, that’s what you should practice and once you’ve mastered that, you’ll likely be comfortable with a driver.

6. Course Positioning and Strategy

-Take high percentage shots and keep the ball in play rather than risking a difficult position. Positioning alone can save you 4-5 shots. 

 

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