Being able to drop strokes off your golf game would be a result of a massive improvement in the way you play and the way you prepare for your game. And as with any game, if you are truly serious about getting better at it, you will have to devote much time to playing and practicing it.
And while you work hard at your game, here are a few tips to help you on your quest to be a better golf player and subsequently drop strokes off your game.
(1) Get Fit Physically
If you really want to improve your drives, you need to get your physical aspect going in a good direction.
Good balance is important in making accurate and powerful shots. Without good balance you will find your shots going awry more often than not. That beer belly, of course, does not help with your swing, as it could very well get in the way of your game.
Having a belly in golf is no sin (though, it would be great to know what your basketball coach would think about that), but for your game and for your heart, getting physically fit makes a lot of sense.
(2) Practice Regularly
For one to be any good at golfing, he or she has to at least have enough time for practice. And when the word practice is spoken, it has to be consistent and intense.
Consistent practice is important for one to get better at any sport or profession. If you lay off golf for too long, you may find yourself losing some skills in the process. You will find that some of the finer points of your game could dull and erode, necessitating renewed practice to return.
If you don’t practice regularly, you could find yourself seesawing in your performance. If you want your progress to be consistently in the upswing, keep to a regular practice schedule.
(3) Get Fit Mentally
The great thing about golf is that it is not just a physical game; it is a mental game as well. You always have to come to the greens with the proper mindset if you ever hope to improve your game.
Golf is one of those games where you need total concentration – which results in a lot less cheering while you play. That is why mental preparation is important in golf games.
Make sure you are optimistic and well-prepared mentally to face the greens. Do a little research on the course and rerun how you expect to tackle most situations. Learn to focus and cancel out distractions. This will surely increase your golfing prowess.