Do you want to improve your golf game? Get lower scores? And lower your handicap rating?
One of the best things you can do is learn to putt, and do it well. Guest author Adam D. Sanders shares his tips for improving your game.
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Golf Instruction For Beginners – Improve Your Scores Fast With the Following Tips
Guest Author: Adam D Sanders
I am a beginning golfer who is also incredibly addicted to the game of golf. I have been very fortunate to cross paths with really good golfers who have been generous enough to explain in plain language the processes that “really” worked for them.
I am a big believer in the Pareto Principle which states that “80 Percent of (You Name It) Comes From, Or Can Be Explained By 20 Percent of (You Name The Cause).” So, for example, in golf I believe that 80% of my improvement has come from focusing on 20% of the possible action areas.
I have been playing golf for only two full summers now and can safely say that I have advanced during that time period from Triple Bogey or worse in my first summer to Double Bogey status this summer.
I live in the upper Midwest so I can’t play as often as I like due to the approximately 7 months of non-golfing weather that we get. This means that in order to make progress (without breaking my budget) I have to spend practice time where I can get the most bang for the buck.
In my mind there are five areas from which a beginner can choose to focus in order to improve. These are:
• Tee-Off Technique • Fairway / Iron Play Technique • Trouble Shot Technique • Short Game Technique • Putting Technique
The number one thing I believe any beginner can do to instantly improve their game and lower their scores is learn to lag putt, make the ensuing short putt automatic, and learn to read greens. In other words, learn to putt like a pro.
In terms of the Pareto Principle, never having a three-putt will probably cover 60 to 80 percent of the scoring improvement that we non-professional weekend golfers can attain! Yet this is also the easiest part of the professional golfer’s repertoire to copy.
In summary, increasing your putting skill to its highest level will give you a huge return on time invested, yet this is clearly one of the most overlooked areas of the beginner’s game. Tip: Practice putting. Practice putting way more than long drives, etc., until you make the process of two-putting an afterthought.
Adam Sanders is a fellow beginning golfer who wants to share his improvement success with others. For many other tips that have flat-out worked for Adam, please feel free to visit the website http://www.YourBestGolfTonight.com, which chronicles his journey from “Horrific Golfer” to “Less Embarrassing Golfer” to hopefully “Scratch Golfer”.