There are hundreds of golf tips that any player can use to lower their golf score. These tips, however, should fit your game. There is one drill by Rick Shiels espouses that will help many players consistently break 90. This specific drill is one that I have used for years and have taught to many of my friends. I believe this drill should be in every golfers bag and knowing how and when to employ it is definitely a stroke saver.
To break 90, there is one aspect of any golfers game that must be refined. That part of the game is consistency. Golfers wanting to break 90 have to routinely hit useable shots around the green. It is not sufficient to only make one of three chips that stop on the short grass. It is important to make shots that allow each player to put the short stick in their hands a quickly as possible. Generally, the main error of poor chipping around the green is choosing the wrong club.
I have talked about hitting a bump and run using a 7-iron to hit the shot that Shiels talks about. I actually use a 7-8-9 iron depending on distances from the pin and lie of the ball. I have practiced this shot over and over for years. It is a main shot in my current arsenal and rely on it save my game at least twice a round. By developing consistency with this shot, I not only break 90, but 80 routinely.
This particular shot is a stroke saver; I guarantee it! I rarely go this far out on the limb, but this particular shot is worth talking about. Additionally, I know that many of my readers think I am repeating myself and I am. This is how important I feel this 8-iron shot is to lowering your golf score.
What do you think? Is this shot important to your game?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!