photo credit: Stephen Glauser Do you know exactly how far you hit each club? Two things are necessary when playing golf: know how far you hit each club and know the yardage of the shot you are preparing to hit.
Go to a practice range with accurate yardage markers and hit 10 balls with each club. Use that average to figure out how far you hit each club. Once you obtain the results, mark them on the back of a business card and use them whenever you play. This will eliminate any guesswork and bring more accuracy and confidence to your game. TiP: Cover the card with plastic tape and place it in a luggage tag which you can attach to your golf bag for easy reference.
photo credit: anolobb Most amateurs place more emphasis on playing their competitors than playing the course itself. This usually occurs when a golfer is overly competitive, it leads to much higher scores
and eventual defeat. The idea is to make a deliberate effort on to play the golf course instead
of those in your group.
Each golf course offers a different challenge for the golfer. Study the course you are about to play and give yourself and edge on your competitors. Using the tee box to your full
advantage is a good start. Hitting away from trouble spots like sand traps, water hazards and deep rough is also critical. Using good golf course management is the key to beating your competition.