Tip #3 from my book, “Break 80! 52 Ways To Lower Your Golf Score Without Practice” is about overcoming all of the temptations golfers face on the course to do things that WILL NOT lower their score. For example, have you ever faced a shot from a difficult lie that would be a very low percentage chance of success and good strategy dictates that you should just pop it back out in the fairway and yet, you can’t resist and take your chances and end up with a blow up hole? That’s just one example and there are hundreds like that. It’s time to make a real decision about your score and how that is the most important thing to you…unless it’s really not! 😉
Greens and Fairways,
If you want to become as good a putter as a PGA Tour pro you should never practice improving your stroke on a putting green.
Way # 3. Golfers don’t want to score lower
The problem is that many amateurs are far more interested in things other than scoring lower such as: big booming drives, making miracle shots, having a pretty swing (rather than an effective one), mimicking their pro idols, keeping up with their playing partner’s club choices, and/or just partying out on the course.
All of those outcomes are fine and dandy and I indulge in them too, but many times, they are directly opposed to you scoring lower! Wake up and smell the coffee! It’s time to make a decision that you are interested in lower scores and that you are going to do everything in your power to allow that to happen now- aren’t you?
Having said that, sometimes you might still want to go out on the course with the idea of just having some fun, or working on the concepts in this book and not caring about your score. Great! So long as that is your INTENTION for the day.
INTENTION as regards your game.
INTENTION simply means that you are going to make conscious decisions about what it is you are doing. Decide right now that when you have the INTENTION to score lower, you are going to follow through with that.
In summary, with everything you do, think or ask yourself out loud such questions as:
“Will this _____ help me to a lower score?”
“How can I turn this _____ into helping me lower my score?”
“What can I be doing right now that will lower my score?”