How to Improve Your Golf Score

By Patrick Foley

Golfers are always looking to lower their scores and develop new techniques to drop off strokes. There are areas that you can focus on to help drop strokes off quickly and without altering any physical part of the game. The areas you should focus on for improving your scores are hitting greens, avoiding hazards, setting up shots and putting. These areas of focus will help to lower any golfer's scores dramatically.


Difficulty: Easy
Step 1
Hit the greens. Making as many greens in regulation as possible will drop your scores dramatically. Don't be the guy who always goes for the pin and then ends up in the sand or with an impossible up and down. Aim for a specific area on the green, not for the pin. An easy way to do this is to break it down to front, middle and back. Aim for the area that will be easy to hit, but also will allow you the ability to have a solid birdie opportunity. Practice this every time you play.
Step 2
Avoid hazards. Avoiding hazards will drop strokes by keeping the big numbers off the scorecard. Take the safe shot, such as laying up instead of trying to make it over the water with a 3 wood. Avoid shots that have a low probability of success. Especially when you are having a good round, don't allow one shot to destroy it. Be particular when picking difficult shots to attempt.
Step 3
Set up shots. It is important to set yourself up for shots that you are comfortable with when trying to hit the green. Hit a shot that leaves you with 110 yards into the green so that you may have a comfortable wedge shot or 130 yards and a 9 iron. Don't just shoot a shot 100 percent every time, because then you leave yourself with awkward 50 yard pitch shots. Prepare for shots that you are confident with and execute.
Step 4
Putt the ball. Putting is the most critical part of any person's golf game. Putting will allow a golfer to drop numerous strokes, as well as hit more birdies and scoring putts. Practice putting any time you are out on the range and become the best putter that you can be. Creating a strong feel for your putting will make you drop strokes off every single round.
Step 5
Improve your scores dramatically. Focus on these four areas at the practice range and green, and then bring them over to the course for all-time best rounds.

About The Author

Patrick Foley is a writer from Phoenix, AZ. He is a sports fanatic and loves football, golf, and track. He has been writing for Golf Link for almost a year. He is a college football player at the University of Pennsylvania. He is enrolled in the Wharton Business School.He has have a wide set of skills in writing and marketing.


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