Well another spring is here and you are vowing to improve your golf game again this year. This year you are even talking about taking golf lessons to reach new levels in your golf game. It is serious this year!
We have all done this before. The challenge is that this goal of improving our golf game is not specific enough. It will help you to break it down to a more specific golf goal. For example, I am going to lower my putts per round by 4 putts by fill in the date is a specific goal. Now you can realize what you need to do to make it happen and place it underneath it.
For starters, we will break the game up into three different areas for golf lessons. After breaking the game down in three different areas you can focus more attention on what exactly needs to be fixed and then attack it.
Putting practice is the fastest way to lower your scores. Yes I said it correctly. Putting practice is the fastest way to lower your scores. If you are like most amateurs most of your practice time is spent on the driving range with your driver. You can improve your golf game rapidly if make a small goal of making 10 or 20 (you come up with the number best for you) three foot putts before you play a round of golf or to end a practice session. This is a specific quantifiable goal that will make you feel the pressure of actually playing. If you do not believe me wait until you only have to make one more!
2. Short game
Most professionals will call the short game any shot within 100 yards of the hole. If you are just starting to play it may be everything within 50 yards. For our purposes we will call it any shot that is not a full swing. The short game will include chipping and pitching of the golf ball. Whether you take a real golf lesson or read an online lesson to understand the fundamentals of the short game, you can play the same type of game to improve. In this game, you will need to get the golf ball up and down from five different spots before you can move on to your round, the next part of your practice session or end your practice session and go home. Again this will make you feel the pressure but yet keep it fun for you.
3. Full Swing
To improve your golf full swing it makes sense to take a golf lesson from a PGA Professional. This may be an individual golf lesson a series of golf lessons or even a golf clinic. Concentrate on the fundamentals of the full swing. It always amazes my higher handicap students to find out that the lower handicap players are working on trying to improve the same things that they are. Like anything thing else, a good golf swing still relies on proper fundamentals
Getting a golf lesson by a PGA Professional is always the best way to learn. However, by breaking down how you are going to improve your golf game this year in to the three different areas of putting, short game and full swing, you will be well on your way to shooting lower scores!