Is it easy to consistently break 90? Depending on who you ask, the answer is a resounding yes or no! Developing a consisting swing is definitely the desired step, however this is not always the case and as such, other strategies are needed to for the player looking to lower their score below bogey golf. It is definitely possible, but will take effort to achieve this momentous milestone.
I am not an expert, however after playing in the 70s for 25 years or so, I figure I have a few tips that might help. I have suggested them before and I think they are still valid. Here are my five main points I think players wanting to break 90 should focus on:
- Practice Putting more than your driver
- Practice using middle irons and approach shots
- Know your distances for your clubs
- Introduce course management.
- Always aim for the middle of the green. Forget pin hunting.
You can see that these suggestions cover all areas of a golfers game except off the tee. This is something that comes later after you are already breaking 90 consistently. I know some of you will disagree, but we have to start somewhere.
To add to our understanding of what it takes to consistently break 90, I turned to My and My Golf. They offer a great deal of information for all level of player and here is what they said golfers should focus upon to break the bogey golf milestone:
Although written differently, some of suggestions overlap. Knowing your club distances and aim for the middle of the green on approach shots are two that stick out the most. These points will definitely lower our score, but adopting all the points (and actually using them) is the best way ahead.
Breaking 90 is a huge milestone. It is means that you are starting to shoot more pars and I always said that success breeds success:
The last point of finding the support needed to succeed is very important. Looking up your local professional for a lesson or two is a great idea and will help shorten our learning curve. It is up to you if want, need or can go to your local professional; just keep in mind that they are always there.
There is not secret to breaking 90. It takes focus and practice to achieve this goal. The above tips will help, but ultimately it is up to you.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!