Whether you are just starting to golf or have been an avid golfer for years, everyone strives to improve their golf game. However, where many players struggle is not setting goals to work towards. Another bad habit is to set goals that are too lofty, unrealistic, and unattainable at their current skill levels.
When establishing goals to help you improve your golf game, you need to focus on progress you can actually reach. For example, if you want to lower your golf score and handicap, you could set a goal where you will attempt to complete par 3 holes in exactly three strokes.
The purpose of a golf handicap is to make the game of golf more competitive between players of different skill levels. Your handicap reflects your skill level based on the course’s par round total compared to your score.
For example, your golf handicap is five. This means that the average of your previous golf rounds was five over par. As you play more rounds and record scores, your average and handicap can change. In general, the lower the golf handicap score, the more skilled you are at playing golf.
For new golfers, learning how to hold a golf club can seem like an easy thing to do. However, there is more to golf than simply taking the golf club and hitting the golf ball. How you hold the golf club determines your swing and how well you hit the ball.
Life happens, and sometimes it gets in the way of getting to the golf course or to the range in order to practice and sharpen your skills. You know all too well how work, family commitments, and the weather can quickly diminish the amount of time on the driving range.