As I have given thousands of golf lessons in my career, students always want to know how to lower their scores. These students are always asking the question "How can I improve my golf game the quickest?" The challenge is that they really already know the answer and do not want to hear the truth. The truth is that your scores will improve the quickest by improving your putting. Below is the order I would suggest that you work on your golf game to lower your scores the fastest:
1. Putting – Golf Lessons
Putting practice is the fastest way to lower your scores. Yes I said it correctly. Putting practice is the fastest way to lower your scores. If you are like most amateurs most of your practice time is spent on the driving range with your driver. You can improve your golf game rapidly if make a small goal of making 10 or 20 (you come up with the number best for you) three foot putts before you play a round of golf or to end a practice session. This is a specific quantifiable goal that will make you feel the pressure of actually playing. If you do not believe me wait until you only have to make one more!
2. Short game – Golf Lessons
Most professionals and better golfers will call the short game any shot within 100 yards of the hole. If you are just starting to play it may be everything within 50 yards. For our purposes we will call it any shot that is not a full swing. The short game will include chipping and pitching of the golf ball. Whether you take a real golf lesson or read an online lesson to understand the fundamentals of the short game, you can play the same type of game to improve. In this game, you will need to get the golf ball up and down from five different spots before you can move on to your round, the next part of your practice session or end your practice session and go home. Again this will make you feel the pressure but yet keep it fun for you.
3. Full Swing – Golf Lessons
To improve your golf full swing, it makes sense to take a golf lesson from a PGA Professional. This may be an individual golf lesson a series of golf lessons or even a golf clinic. Concentrate on the fundamentals of the full swing. It always amazes my higher handicap students to find out that the lower handicap players are working on trying to improve the same things that they are. Like anything thing else, a good golf swing still relies on proper fundamentals.
Breaking down your game into the three different areas on how you are going to improve your game with golf lessons, you will see the quickest improvement. Following this plan, you will not be the one paying the group at the end of your round and you be well on your way to shooting lower scores!
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