This morning, I watched a video by Rick Shiels that outlined three common mistakes that are prevalent in amateur golfers. I can honestly say that being a low handicapper does not automatically eliminate these errors, but I think I make them less often. Of the three that Shiels talks about, number one is my biggest challenge. Which one would be yours?
The three common errors are alignment, helping the club with loft, and driver/iron set up. I know that over the years of playing, I had challenges with all of them. I worked on each area mention by Shiels, but have not eliminated them all together. It is a challenge to fix our game sometimes, but it is worth the results seen on the scorecard.
If you can fix all these mistakes in the video, I think you are on your way to consistently breaking 80. You will make more consistent shots with all your clubs resulting in less strokes over the course of a round. As I mentioned earlier, number one (alignment) poses the most challenges for my game. Being aware of this, my pre-shot routine plays a very important role in hitting a great golf shot. That, my friends, is a story for another day.
For now, if you want to consistently shoot lower golf scores, then addressing Shiels thee common errors made by golfers is a great place to start.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!