5 Good Habits for Successful Golfers

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There are no wrong or right ways to get better at golf. While most people immediately think of joining a golf club or training with a pro golfer, there are often simple things that can be done to improve your play on the course.

Wondering how to be good at golf? Here are 5 habits that all successful golfers use each time they hit the green.

1. Focus on the Small Details

Marginal gains are key in the game of golf, which is the art of recognizing and addressing all of the small details. While it may not seem important to wear the right gloves or the right shoes, these small details often add up to make a huge difference in your success on the green.

Before playing, ensure that your clubs, grips, and shoes are in good shape. Have back-up items in your bag just in case something unexpected happens.

These things may seem small and unimportant, but not addressing the small details can cause huge problems with your play.

2. Get Mentally Prepared

Golf is not only a physical game, but a mental one as well. Not only does every shot count, but golfers face failure on almost every hole, which can really hurt your confidence on the course.

Two men anxiously watching a golf ball rolling towards the hole on the green

Golfers must also stay focused and concentrated for hours, even though they only hit the ball for a few minutes. Combined with unnatural movements and repetitive motions, the game can wreak havoc on the mind.

To become better at golf, you must get better mentally. This means:

  • Staying focused
  • Remaining confident
  • Accepting bad shots
  • Not dwelling
  • Brushing off frustration

When your mind is where it needs to be, your physical play will follow.

3. Get Fitted for a Putter

You use your putter dozens of times each round, so why not invest in one that is a good fit for you? The standard putter is 35 inches long, but this size doesn’t work for almost two-thirds of golfers.

The ball at the hole on the golf course

Instead of picking up and using whatever putter you find, get one that is sized for you. This allows you to hit better shots so that you can keep your par low throughout the course.

4. Conserve Your Energy

Golf may not be as energy-draining as other sports, but it does require some athleticism. In fact, most golfers walk at least five miles during a round, which can equate to thousands of calories burned.

Golf is tiring. The more fatigued you are, the more impacted your mental and physical performance will be. This is why it’s important to conserve your energy while keeping tabs on your nutrition and hydration.

In between rounds, take some time to relax. Eat a nutritious snack, drink some water, and soak in the surroundings.

5. Practice, Practice, Practice

We’ve all heard the saying, and for golfers, it couldn’t be more true: Being a successful golfer comes down to practicing as much as possible.

Practice may not make you the perfect golfer immediately, but spending hours on the course each week practicing your swing and perfecting your stance will make you a better, more well-rounded golfer.

With that said, practicing does rely on some external factors. One, you have to hope for good weather, and two, you have to make time in your schedule to travel to a local course—but what if practicing could be convenient and completely run on your own schedule?

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