Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The 3 steps to better golf in 2014

      I believe it was Einstein who said the definition of insanity is "Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result." Well, I don't think the majority of golfers are without their mental faculties, but I see them doing the same thing year after year and wondering why they don't improve.
I have a suggestion to help you change this cycle and finally reach your goal of playing better golf. It involves three simple but important steps:

First:  Invest in quality professionally fit equipment. In my 25 years experience as an instructor the one thing I have learned is fitting students with clubs built to their specifications and their swing is an important part in helping them play better. Absolutely no doubt about it.

Second: Make the decision to take some lessons from your PGA Professional. The only way to improve is to have a qualified instructor determine what is causing your shot problems, and show you how to correct them. Your practice time will now be more productive by practicing correct techniques rather than further ingraining faulty ones. Makes sense doesn't it?

Third: Devote more of your practice time to the short game. Statistics show that over 75 percent of your strokes in a round of golf take place inside of 100 yards of the green. Unfortunately most players spend less than 10 percent of their practice time on their short game. Instead they're out on the range hitting a full bucket of balls with their driver and 5 iron. Have your instructor put together a practice regiment for you where at least half of your practice time is devoted to your short game. Do this and you'll be amazed how your scores will improve!

Follow these three steps and I guarantee you 2014 will be your best year yet on the golf course. You'll hit better shots, shoot lower scores and most importantly have more fun.  Call Steve anytime if your have questions or would like to make an appointment for a lesson or fitting.  

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