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How to Practice Your Way to a Better Golf Game

By Edited Sep 18, 2015 0 1

Golf course
We have all heard the old adage "Practice Makes Perfect". There is a lot more to the game of golf than just hitting golf balls with your golf clubs. Most golfers will tell you that practicing can make your golf game a lot better. However, when it comes to golf, nobody is perfect, except for maybe Tiger on a good day. That being said, if you put the following golf tips into action, you will see a definite improvement in your golf game the next time you hit the golf course.

Things You Will Need

Golf clubs, Practice balls

Step 1

Golf ball

The first step is to realize the number of each type of stroke in a typical game on the course you are playing. On a par 72 course you may have 36 puts and 18 driver shots. Thus 54 of the 72 are with a driver and your putter. The remaining shots are chips, pitches and sand shots. You therefore need to allocate your practice time to the same percentage as the number of shots. In other words, if 50% of your game is putting, allocate 50% of your practice time to putting. Allocate the remaining time to 25% driving and 25% to the other shots.

Step 2

Golf putting

Start your practice with putting. Using the analysis above, if half your game is putting, use half your available practice time to practice putting. If you can't putt, you can't win.

Step 3

Golf Irons

Next, since 25% of your game is made up of sand shots, chips, and pitches, use one quarter of your practice time to practice these shots.

Step 4

Golf driver

Use the remaining 25% of your practice time to practice driving. You have to be able to drive the ball to score. Use this time to practice fairway shots and full swings. If you allocate your practice time to match the actual stroke make up of the course you are playing, you will have a much greater chance of reaching your potential.

Practicing can make you a lot better. If you put the steps listed above into action, you will see a definite improvement in your golf game.

Tips & Warnings



Feb 3, 2010 11:42am
Helpful advice for those who play golf practice makes perfect they say.
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