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If you’ve been playing golf for a while and routinely shooting around 100, you are probably ready to take your game to the next level. When your learner’s golf tips are no longer producing results, it’s time to make a change. Otherwise you will always be just a duffer.
It makes the game more enjoyable when you notice your skills improve, and with it, your score improves too. That means you have to change your old habits and adopt some new ones. In this article, we’re going to cover various things that you need to do in order to overcome your beginner status and move on to intermediate level.
Get the right equipment
You definitely need to add some gear to your bag and possibly even replace your clubs to see a difference in your score. For example, using things like the best golf rangefinders will help you choose your club much better because it will give you an accurate estimate of the distance to the hole.
At this point, you should have a pretty good idea of which part of your game is taking the most of the work. Do an honest evaluation and then see if you can buy some clubs for that part of your game to see if it helps. For example, if your putting is holding you back, purchasing the right putter could reduce some of your strokes from your bottom line.
Or your first hit from the tee is never as far or as accurate as you think it should be. In this case, a better, lighter driver could be the answer. Before you spend a lot, start with these changes by updating your entire set.
A range finder is part of good distance management. This includes knowing exactly how far you are from the hole, dogleg or bunker so that you can choose your club quickly and correctly.
Distance and obstructions aside, make sure you read the course conditions well before taking your shot. Understand that the fairway is groomed and dry so you understand that you can get a few feet out of the ball. A wet fairway will make your ball die quickly due to the softness of the turf beneath the grass.
Lastly, understanding your bad shots and where your lie is will help you avoid making mistakes. For example, if you know that you have a tendency to cut the ball and your lie makes it inevitable to stay away from the trees because of it, you will need to change your strategy. In this case, a short shot directly to the center of the fairway helps to avoid hits from the forest.
Work on the short game
Going to the driving range is fun because you can see the power of your shot. However, your improvement in the short game is where you will get the best results. Practice your putting and chipping all the time. Always appear a while before your tee time and heat the practice green. This will create habits that can help you improve your game consistently.