Last weekend i broke 100! And one the foursome I was in… they all had off days:) any tips as I set my sight on breaking 90?
Congratulations on your achievement.
A few suggestions on improving further:
-Work on your short game. Chipping, putting, bunker shots, pitch shots, etc. You should spend at least 2/3 of your practice time on the short game area.
-Track your stats. When I play, I track fairways hit, Greens In Regulation, number of putts, sandies (up/down to save par from a bunker), etc. Use shorthand (or codes) for one-off shots (long putts made, hazards, OB, etc.). What this will do is help you understand where you are doing well, and where you’re lacking. My scorecards have what appear to be a language unto itself, but I can look at it a week later, and detail exactly what happened and why.
-During your round, stay hydrated (not beer/alcohol)…especially during the hot summer months.
-Minimize the pain. By this, if you hit a bad drive, don’t make it worse. Rather than go for the hero shot, get the ball back in the fairway. As Ken Venturi used to say, take (insert giant unholy number here) out of play. Take your medicine.
-Play the course with bogey as your par. In other words, play a 400-yard par 4 hole as a par 5.
-Around the green…try to get the ball rolling as quickly as possible (hitting flop shots is very high-risk).
Hope this helps.