Want To Go low? Try These 3 Golf Tips To Shoot Lower Scores

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Do you feel like you have what it takes to shoot in the 70’s? The 60’s? Or maybe you’re just trying to beat your personal best But, time and time again those few holes get away from you that ruin your round? You’re not alone, we have all been there. Thankfully, today is not tomorrow and you can change! Here are three golf tips to shooting lower scores.

1. Divide Your Round

I’ve learned this one from the Golf54 system and the book “Every Shot Must Have a Purpose” by Pia Nilsson. Next time your getting ready to peg it up on 1. Draw lines on your score card after every three holes. After each 3 holes your score goes back to even. So, say you get a par, a birdie and a double bogey on your first three holes. You are one over par but, the best part about this system is that you start back at even par on the fourth hole because you are only keep the score for three holes.

This allows your mind to reset and say “it’s okay, we are starting over now, I’m even par…lets go.” Stay in the moment, stay focused and this simple tip will help lower your scores over time.

2. Always Stay Positive

Remember, if your mindset is not in a good place and you are not focused on staying positive. You will always struggle on the course. Golf is a game that best played in the subconscious mind. You have to stay in the moment on each and every shot. Don’t stop staying positive and focused until you make your last putt on 18. Let’s get into the 3 tips to shooting lower scores on the golf course.

Learning to move on after hitting a poor shot is easier said than done for most. But, once you learn the benefits of not reacting poorly to the bad shots and bad breaks you may never look back.

Your round generally speaking will consist of 4 hours of play. It only takes 30-45 seconds to go through a bad pre shot routine and hit and bad shot. Why let it ruin the entire round? Always believe the next shot will be the best shot.

3. No Highs, No Lows

Keeping your emotions in check on the golf course is a must if you want to play better golf. There are no Happy Gilmore’s on the PGA Tour these days. Back in the day maybe but, were talking about now.

What is the best way to keep out emotions under control for four hours when we know the outcomes aren’t going to always go our way? To begin with, having the preconceived notion that everything is not going to fall your way will help.

Talk to yourself before the round and throughout the round making sure that your subconsciousness understands there will be back shots and there will be good shots. We always teach to stay in the moment. If you are only focused on the shot at hand you will never be worrying about the poor drive you just hit or future worries.

Give these 3 golf tips to shoot lower scores a try next time you’re out on the course.