Fighting For Lower Golf Scores

If you are a golfer, you try you best each round to lower your golf score. I do not know any player who spends 4 hours on the links who wishes they shoot a higher score. I know I am always hopeful that my game will click resulting in my lowest score ever. The challenge most golfers face is pressing their game at the wrong time in the fight to play better golf. Sometimes a bogey is the smart score to prevent higher numbers when navigating the course. Decisions that drive our course management strategy are at the heart of the fight for lower golf scores.

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Hitting Different Clubs From The Same Distance

Do you play the same club from the same distance all the time? For example, you are sitting at 150 yards and likely hit a 7 iron 95 times out of 100. Have you ever thought of hitting a 6 iron to see what happens. I have discussed clubbing up on shots before in tough conditions in order to swing easier and under more control. This is kind of the same principle, but my thoughts are to club up during the same conditions that you want hit that 7 iron. My thoughts are that by having more than one option on approach shots and to expand your course management strategies.

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Golf’s False Assumptions

Every golfer understands the main premise of playing is to hit as few strokes as possible. It is the one sport where less is more. My best rounds have been subpar and those scores brought me the most joy. It is kind of an odd approach to a sport, yet it is the foundation of participation. Keeping this in mind, I have a few false assumptions that amateurs make that flies in the face of the core tenet of golf. Additionally, the same amateurs focus their approach to golf that actually elicits higher golf scores; kind of strange, right?

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Playing In The Senior Scramble At Osprey Links

Today Rick and I play in the Senior Scramble at Osprey Links. With both of us being over 55, we qualify to the event. Actually, this is our second year in a row where we get to pit or skills against the rest of the pack. Last year we were in the prizes, so we are hoping that this year we will be able to repeat our previous success. As always, there is a strategy to playing in these types of events and this year we are going to try something new.

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Course Management: Picking The Proper Aim Line

If you research course management, most topics will discuss hitting to a distance and avoiding hazards. In most cases, course management is all about what you leave for your next shot. Of course, I subscribe to these concepts of course management, but I think there are other important aspects such as picking the proper aim line. Why is this important you may ask, well that is a great question and worth further analysis.

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