According the National Golf Foundation (quoted on GolfBlogger.com), only about 55% of golfers break 100. This is a surprise to many including myself. A quick search indicates that the number actually varies but 50% is close enough. So the question is why do only half score in double digits?
Many will say it is their swing, equipment, the course, the conditions or the person they play with that is the problem. Well this may be true, but realistically I believe the answer points to one area. Practice, Practice, Practice!
So that was easy. Thanks for tuning in!
I know, most of you are saying hey can you be more specific! Come on, give a little.
Golf Made Simple.com breaks down all areas of golf and the difference between shooting 105 and 95 consistently.
I am a Golf Noob.com breaks down the process of breaking 100 to course management, shot selection, approach shots, and putting. Of course these are all important.
Pro Golf School.com talks about why people do not break 100. Their points are good and offer a possible framework to success.
I know, enough already. What is the secret to breaking 100 and not having to change my entire game or spend 10 hours a week doing it.
PRACTICE YOUR SHORT GAME!
Yup, that is it. Most amateurs generally waste 2-4 strokes a hole around the green. That adds up to 36 shots a round. Yup, don’t deny it, it is true! The short game is the key to breaking a 100. Into the Rough talks about how to break 100 and they emphasize practicing your short game as the key.
For immediate success, to go the course 30 minutes early and practice your putting. Ian Hardie at GolfHabits.com has a three-part series on putting that is excellent and will save you those all important strokes.
Chipping will work, but will take more time and practice. KeepMyGolfScore.com has great chipping tips. Additionally, my earlier post called Chipping In, provides seven tips to success round the green.
Ultimately, any practice of your short game will lower your overall score. It really is the key to breaking 100. See you on the links!