Things You Will Need
Golf clubs, Practice balls
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.
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.
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.
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.