Golf Tips: How to Make Tough Shots Easy
One reason playing golf can be intriguing is because there are so many factors that contribute to hitting a good shot. Even if you hit a good shot, there are still contributing factors that could force you into a bad situation – distance, lie, wind, stance, trees, sand, water, and speed of the green.
If you want to break 80 consistently—and chop strokes off your golf handicap—you must make aggressive shots toward your target. If you’re not confident about the shot you’re about to make, you can’t make an aggressive shot. Try to think how you can gain enough confidence to make these types of shots?
When you’re playing golf accurately and assessing your situation, it can build confidence. When you’re not playing, taking golf lessons to perfect technique and practicing as often as you can really helps. And when you want to increase your confidence when making some of the more difficult golf shots, you need to learn these few golf tips to make the tough shots a little less daunting.
The tee box. Imagine a narrow tee shot on a par 4 with trees on both sides. If you miss left or right, you’re bound to drop some strokes on the hole. A lot of golf newbies tend to want to hit their driver on a par 4 whatever the situation is. Golfers all like to see the ball go far, but down the fairways is a better feeling than long into the woods. When you want to make the shot easier, pick a club that you’re most likely to hit straight. Why not use a hybrid and give yourself a really solid shot at par?
Shots over water. It’s frightening for everyone, even professionals when you approach shots over water. When you’re making a shot over water, it is a time to be ultra conservative. Don’t think about the pin. Take aim at the center of the green or ever the portion of the green that’s furthest from the water. Even if you end up three-putting – and we all hate three-putting – at least you didn’t lose a ball simply by psyching yourself out because of the water. Plus, you’ll be pumped up that you didn’t hit it in the water, so you’re going to make a confident putt.
Putting downhill. Do you think there is any putt worse than a downhill four-footer? Do you take out any break and try to slam it into the back of the cup? Do you play it carefully and hit it softly? The biggest thing with these little putts is to not overthink it. Take a look at the putt from behind the hole, pick your line, make a realistic practice stroke and knock it in. As soon as you start treating the putt differently than other putts your mind starts playing tricks on you. Keep it simple with this one for best results.
Everybody wants to make tough shots easy when playing golf. Try to remember these easy tips to tame the tough shots next time you’re on the course.