Once you are bitten by the golf bug, you will be looking out for tips that will help you to play better golf. As the game of golf involves many different aspects to it, it is not an easy game to pick up quickly. It does get a hold of you and soon you will be looking for golf swing lessons that will help you to break that magical barrier of eighty shots in a round.
Here are four quick tips to help you reduce your handicap.
Have you noticed how focused the professionals become when playing their golf. Those who become really good at it seem to be able to control their emotions. Whether you get frustrated or excited, these emotions can drain you of energy and act as a distraction from that all important concentration that is so vital on the golf course. Have you observed how serene some of the players become? Their faces are actually quite boring and expressionless! Try to emulate these players and you will find you are better able to keep your focus at all times.
Even if you are playing well there may come a time when you need to hole a difficult putt to save par. If you are struggling to read the putt you need to make, take a look behind the hole, and often you will be able to see it better.
Before an important match or competition take some time to set up your game plan. Get a course planner and figure out what you can do where and when to score. If you get off to a good start, remember to stick to your game plan - don't start playing too cautiously because you are trying to keep that score. Similarly if you are driving the ball well don't decide that this gives you license to attack each flag disregarding the risk attached to it. Always stick to your game plan that you set up before which would have taken into account the pin position, the wind direction and the overall difficulty of the hole.
A round of golf can take on average four hours to complete so it is important to guard against mental and physical fatigue. Drink plenty of fluids throughout your round, and try to take breaks between shots but remembering to refocus before each shot.
So, there are four tips you can implement to help you break the eighty barrier and play your best round of golf yet.