It's time you break 100 in golf!
When it comes to playing golf, a lot of people feel they can take their game to the next level pretty quickly.
Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Golf, like any other sport, requires a lot of practice and patience before you can break 100 in golf on a consistent basis.
For those of you that are trying to improve your game, there are a few things you need to know and a few things you should change in your game to break 100 every time you play a round of golf, and this article will help you move in a positive direction.
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You're not a professional
The first thing you need to do is to stop comparing yourself to the professional golfers you see on television.
These guys have been playing longer than you have, and also have professional coaches, so it doesn’t make a lot of sense to compare yourself to them.
Another reason it doesn’t do you any good to compare yourself to a professional is that it forces you to take a lot of ill-advised shots, which makes it tough to break 100 because you don’t yet have the skills to hit those types of shots.
Manage your expectations
The most important thing you can do if you want to break 100 in golf every time you play is to manage your expectations.
You have to understand that you are not going to hit greens consistently or make a bunch of birdie putts, in fact, your scorecard isn’t going to look very pretty, but if you follow these simple steps, you can start breaking 100 on a consistent basis, after which you can start working on breaking 90.
If you break 100 during a round of golf, you are going to finish the round roughly 27 over par, and your final scorecard will look similar to this.
- 2 pars
- 9 bogeys
- 6 double bogeys
- 2 triple bogeys
Even though that card doesn’t look very good, you have to understand that it isn’t bad for someone at your skill level, and you can easily improve on it if you can avoid imploding on holes where you end up scoring a triple bogey or worse.
Forget about pars … for now!
A good way to improve your game is by changing your approach to each hole. Instead of trying to make par on every hole, you have to understand that you are not at that level yet, and you are still going to hit some errant shots.
Aiming for a bogey on every hole is not a bad goal for someone with your current skill set.
Yes, I understand that it might sound outrageous to aim for a bogey on every hole, but if you think about it, making a bogey on every hole will result in a round of 18 over par, which is still breaking 100.
For some people, your pride will prevent you from following this strategy, but you also have to remember that you have to crawl before you can walk, and this is golf’s version of crawling.
If you can swallow your pride to improve your golf game, this is how you can break 100 by managing your expectations and trying to bogey every hole.
Don't always bring out the ‘Big Dog'
If you are aiming for a bogey on every hole, you don’t have to hit every green in regulation. To be honest, you don’t even have to hit one the whole round.
You should aim to be somewhere around the green after your approach shot, if you do get on the green, consider it a bonus.
Knowing this information allows you to be less aggressive off the tee because your focus will now be on just keeping the ball in play.
Since this approach requires you to be less aggressive off the tee, it means that you shouldn’t tee off with your driver anymore.
If you want to break 100 in golf, you have to keep your driver in your bag because they aren’t very accurate and lead to too many bad shots.
Using your irons will help you hit the ball more accurately, and give you a better chance of getting to the green with fewer shots than the drivers will.
Forget about the pin
Now that you understand the best way to hit tee shots for someone with your skills, it’s time to move on to hitting your approach shots.
The biggest mistake people make when it comes to approach shots is that they use the pin to determine how to approach the shot.
For people who aren’t there yet, the pin should never be used to determine the accuracy of your shot because it is a quick way to get in trouble.
Instead of using the pin to judge how you approach the shot, focus on the centre of the green instead.
If there is a bunker on the right side of the green, then your shot should favor the left side of the green and vice versa.
Doing this helps you to avoid making really big mistakes.
Instead of worrying about getting your ball close to the hole, you should focus on getting your ball to a spot where you can safely two putt for a bogey.
If you get the ball close to the hole, that is just an added bonus.
Think smarter around the greens
The short game and putting is where most golfers get themselves in a lot of trouble and lose some strokes.
If you are in a bunker or on the fringe, you shouldn’t be trying to get the ball as close to the hole as possible because we have already established that you are not a professional.
Instead, you should be trying to put the ball on a spot where you can safely putt from 30 to 35 ft. This not only takes a lot of the pressure to hit a perfect shot, it also gives you a large target around the hole to aim at.
If you can put yourself in a situation where you only have to hit the ball about 30 ft. to get to the hole, you will be on your way to breaking 100 in golf on a consistent basis.
If you take a minute to look at the tips that have been provided, you will realize that these are goals that can be attained pretty easily.
The more you play using these tips, the easier it will be for you to break 100 consistently.
After doing this for a while, your game should be improved, and you can start working on trying to break 80 on a consistent basis.
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