When asked what they see as the primary flaw in the amateur game, they almost always cite course management as the biggest single issue, commenting that amateurs often don’t account for where the trouble is on a hole, or where the best places are to miss, etc.
In other words, amateurs cost themselves a lot of wasted strokes due to defects in the mental part of their game.
Always remember: In golf, it’s not how good your good shots are, it’s how good your bad shots are.
Ironically, it’s often not the quality of your golf swing that determines that.
Much of the time, it comes down to the quality of your thought processes.
Putting plays an oversized role in the game, with over 40% of all strokes in a round taking place on the greens.
With the right outlook, you can view that as a big opportunity to lower your scores.
With some knowledge of the proper putting fundamentals and a commitment to spending a little time on the practice green, you can easily knock several strokes off your scorecard.
One of the reasons that the pros on Tour have their names on their bags (and amateurs don’t) is because they know how to create the conditions that maximize the amount of spin that’s generated on a shot.
In fact, there are a large number of conditions that must be present.
The better your awareness of what these factors are and the better you’re able to implement them, the greater the amount of spin you’ll be able to generate.
The first step to a better understanding is to learn how spin on a golf ball is created.
For someone who has shot 100+ for a long time, the prospect of consistently scoring in the 90’s may seem unattainable.
But anyone can become skilled at chipping and putting. This is one area of the game that doesn’t require size or strength.
Man or woman, young or old, you can become much better at these shots.
This is also the great equalizer in competition. Others may outdrive you, but you’ll settle the score when you get around the green.
Golf has been the major inspiration for a lot of great movies. So if you’re looking for a recommendation, there’s no shortage for it.
If you’re trying to decide which one to watch first though, the answer is: It depends on what mood you’re on and whether you’re looking for something inspirational or something hilarious.
Especially if you’re looking for something particular to your tastes, it can be like looking for a needle in a haystack.
No worries. I’ve done the work for you.
Here’s a list of 45 of the best golf movies from 1922 to 2019. Have fun!