Create a Golf Game Plan Before Playing a Hole

Create a Golf Game Plan Before Playing a Hole

Create a Golf Game Plan

Here we are at the eighteenth hole and before we go play I need to create a plan. As we look at the scorecard we see that from the gold markers it is five hundred and 30 two yards. So what am I going to do?

I am going to borrow a tip from my good friend John Madden and we are going to figure this all out for you. We have five 30 two as our hole. Here is our tee shot and that is where the flagstick is, our final destination. So what are we going to do with our first shot, let's see if we can hit a tee shot of 200 and 30 yards. Now we have three hundred yards and we have four shot to try to carry it. You can break it up into one 50 and one 50, you can go 200 yards and have a 100 yard shot in.

How are you going to get this stuff done? That is part of your plan. So let's say we go another shot of 200, now we are in our red zone of 100 yards. That is going to be a wedge for most players or a 9-iron and you have a chance to really break up the hole.

Break Golf Holes Into Chunks of Distance

Manage the whole process as you go along which will really help you in developing a plan so that you can stay committed to that plan on the golf course. Try this on all the holes, especially the longer ones where you think, wow this is a long hole, but if you break it up into chunks of distance you can really manage it. Now I have my plan, I have my driver, let's go play the hole.

Category: Course Strategy
Sub-Category: Distance, Tee Shots
About the Instructor
Laird Small
Laird Small
Pebble Beach Golf Academy
1700 17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Tel: 831-622-8650

Laird Small is Director of The Pebble Beach Golf Academy and is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #23 instructor in the world.


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