Multiple surveys have revealed that fewer than 30 percent of all adult golfers are breaking 90. For players on the wrong side of that ledger, discussions about achieving that milestone or going beyond it must sound like a good case of wishful thinking.
But believe me, as a frustrated beginner who contemplated giving up, it’s entirely possible to turn around an average golf game – and you don’t have to be exceptionally talented to do it. Naturally, having the ability to hit the ball far is a huge advantage, but driving distance isn’t the only way to measure someone’s scoring potential. I’ve played with some guys, and you probably have as well, who can carve up a golf course without smashing it off the tee, proving unequivocally, that there are many ways to shoot a low score.
Learning how to save strokes with chipping and putting, plotting your way around a course and controlling your emotional state when the pressure is on – these are skills anyone can master with some hard work and discipline.
Contrary to how easy the Tour Pros make golf out to be, making a par is tough work.
They all fall under the heading of course management, a broad subject that’s pivotal to your success as a golfer. But for the purposes of this article, I want to share my own unique insights and playing strategies that have helped me shoot lower scores. Breaking 90 isn’t as formidable a challenge as most struggling golfers make it out to be. Here’s how an average player like myself learned to do it.
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