Rick Shiels is one of the several YouTube channels I follow. He provides a come sense approach to golf that I can support. Yesterday, he published a video of the 5 things that all good golfers do that produce consistent positive results in their game. After watching his video I can attest to his findings and fully support his message.
Here is what Rick has to say:
As a recap, Rick suggests that these 5 things are consistently found in good golfers:
- Use the same type of golf ball
- Prepare your clubs
- Watch your playing partner’s putt
- Focus on the positive
- Shot calculation
If you are a regular follower at The Grateful Golfer, you know I whole-heartedly support what Rick is saying. His quick video ties together simple things that every golfer can do to get better.
As a single handicap, I do all of these simple actions without fail. When I watched Rick’s video I did not have an epiphany moment, but realized that others might benefit from what was presented.
If I had to pick one of the 5 points I feel is the most important, I would go with number 5. Shot calculation is a lost art in golf. With the advent of electronic measuring devices, many players forget to account for the other stressors of a golf shot. Temperature, wind, and ground conditions are just a couple things I think about when making a golf shot. Shot calculation, if conducted properly, will prevent us from coming up 15 yards short on an easy approach shot.
There are other routine things that lower handicap players perform to remain consistent. They are almost innate, but should be shared for the masses to learn.
If I was to add another point to Rick’s list, I would add learning how far you hit each club. I am not talking about best distance ever, but hitting the ball on a normal sunny day with no wind how far do you hit each club. As an example, my 7-iron goes 150-155 yards. This is an important base calculation that all golfers need to understand and know.
Do you have any other tips to offer?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!