Socrates said, “Know Thyself”.
This is a trait of successful people and especially successful golfers!
This is your ticket to improving your golf.
Know as much about your game as you can.
There are 9 ways to improve your scoring during your round by knowing your game. I am sharing with you the first way to improve your game below.
KNOWING YOUR GOLF GAME
The first question I have for you is HOW FAR EXACTLY DO YOU HIT THE BALL? This is the very first thing you need to know to improve your game out on the golf course.
I am not referring to how far that you hit the most perfect shot that you can possibly hit once and a while.
I am asking you, how far do your reasonably stock shots carry through the air?
The reason I am asking you this question is because there are many golfers who really aren’t sure about how far they hit the ball.
In a previous article I had discussed Know Your Distances .
It is really important that firstly you know how far you hit the ball because this is the FIRST NUGGET to you improving your scoring around the golf course. There are another 8 ways to improve your golf but lets concentrate on this one first. The others will be discussed in following posts.
So how are you going to work out your distances?
This is what I suggest for you to do below….
This will take a bit of time, so make sure you have some time up your sleeve. Also get a note pad to record your distances.
- Take out your Sand Iron or Sand Wedge and hit 10 balls. After hitting those 10 balls, pace out from where you hit from to where the balls landed. Now the balls won’t all be in the exact spot but what you want to do is to get an average. So the balls that landed around the middle inbetween your longer shots and shorter shots, should be about the average, record that distance in your note pad. Make sure you pick up the balls before you start with the next club, so you don’t get confused. Remember keep things simple.
For example: SW – 60 metres (if you work in yards write yards)
- Now repeat with your pitching wedge, then record the distance in your note pad.
- Now repeat with your 9 iron, then record the distance in your note pad.
- Repeat until you have done this with all your clubs.
What you should find is that there should be about 10 metres difference between each club.
An example is below:
SW – 60 metres
PW – 80 metres
9 iron – 90 metres
8 iron – 100 metres
7 iron – 110 metres
6 iron – 120 metres
5 iron – 130 metres
3 wood – 160 metres
Driver – 170 metres
How did you go? Have you recorded your results on your note pad?
Stay tuned for the next post on How often do you hit the ball solidly?.
To your golfing success,
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