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7 Painfully Obvious Ways to Improve Your Golf Game

Golf can be as complicated or as simple as you want it to be. All too often, I see golfers who get too wrapped up in their swing plane, their equipment, their frustrations, and their fears of the golf course. Do yourself a favor. The next time you watch the top players of today on TV, watch how they attack a golf course. They rip it off the tee, control their irons, and avoid three putting. Sometimes, golf is just that simple.

  1. Strengthening the Mind

The best thing you can do for your game is to make your mind and emotional state an asset, NOT a weakness.

  1. Hit the Ball a Mile

The great thing about technology nowadays is that swinging hard and hitting the ball on different parts of the club face isn’t quite as deadly as it was when we played with wooden drivers. So with the advantages of high-MOI designs, you should have little fear about learning how to hit the ball a mile off the tee.

  1. Better Trajectory Control

How many of you only hit the ball at “X” height for 99.99 percent of your shots? Of course golfers try to hit the ball lower when it’s windy, but other than that, I don’t see much vertical movement in the games of most golfers. And on the range especially, all golfers should be learning how to hit shots at all different heights.

  1. Hit Long Irons More Often in Practice

Back in the day, hitting 1, 2, and 3 irons was such a chore. It wasn’t much fun to bang them out on the practice range. The invention of hybrids and technology-packed driving irons, however, has made these shots much easier.

  1. Have a Go-To Pressure Shot

Do you have a go-to shot under pressure… one that helps you find the fairway or the green when all else is failing? It could be a punch, a knockdown, a big slice, a squeeze fade, a Tiger Stinger… whatever.

  1. Be a Wedge Master

Remember, having a reliable short game will not only help you save par or bogey when you otherwise would have made a big number; it will also help you take advantage of par-5s and short par-4s at a higher clip.

  1. Never Three Putt 

Need I say more? Here’s how to rid your game of three putts more consistently — take more time to work on your lag putting.