Play More Golf to Lower Your Handicap

Play­ing more rounds will improve your scor­ing, low­er­ing your hand­i­cap, faster than increas­ing your prac­tice time.

Time on the prac­tice range is impor­tant to con­tin­u­al­ly improve our full swing. Devel­op­ing a repeat­able swing with as much club head speed as pos­si­ble will allow you to hit more fair­ways and greens, but learn­ing how to low­er scores hap­pens on the course.

There are sim­ply too many fac­tors that come togeth­er to low­er your hand­i­cap. While all of these fac­tors will be encoun­tered on the course, some of these are more dif­fi­cult to prac­tice off the course, and some golfers choose not to prac­tice them.

Work­ing on your full swing is impor­tant, but at least half of your prac­tice time should be on the short game; pitch­ing, chip­ping, and putting. The major­i­ty of shots on the course will involve your short game. The prac­tice time you spend on your short game should reflect this. Improv­ing your short game equals low­er­ing your hand­i­cap.

When is the last time you prac­ticed uneven lies on the prac­tice range? Most begin­ner and high hand­i­cap golfers hit every shot at the range from a near per­fect lie. Improved scor­ing comes from mas­ter­ing how to hit the four main uneven lies, which can only be done on the golf course. Hit­ting out of the rough is also best learned on the course.

Two great ways to play more golf is by get­ting a mem­ber­ship at a club or by join­ing a league. Join­ing a club imme­di­ate­ly made me feel more oblig­at­ed to golf, since I pre­paid my sea­son. Play­ing com­pet­i­tive golf in a league has so many ben­e­fits. Golf’s hand­i­cap sys­tem lev­els the play­ing field mak­ing for an enjoy­able expe­ri­ence for all golfers.

Start play­ing more rounds today and low­er your hand­i­cap today!

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