Learning To Play "Smarter" -Save 4 Strokes A Round |
by Triumph Books
Playing 'smarter' on a golf course is something all of us could benefit from.
Improved course management can make a big difference in your game, so try to incorporate these changes into every round of golf.
If you have to carry water, don't let negative thoughts dominate your swing.
Think of a positive swing thought when setting up and concentrate on nailing your shot to the target.
Think Target, Not Distance:
Many weekend golfers (as well as a few of the pros on tour) want to 'rip' drivers on every hole.
There are several situations where going to a three wood or long iron is the smart thing to do.
Water left. Tee left and hit away from trouble.
On short par 4's, play for a full approach shot to the green.
Avoid severely sloped or narrow landing areas. On short dog-legs, play a three wood versus a driver to avoid fairway bunkers.
Avoid going for 'sucker' pins. Play to the center of the green. Play for uphill putts on severely sloped greens.