Looking to Lower Your Handicap? 4 Tips For a Better Golf Game

golf equipmentGolf is one of the greatest games in the world. That being said, it’s probably one of the hardest games, too.

Need a little more practice? Fortunately, there are still plenty of beautiful days left this summer to get out and play. And hopefully, these tips will help lower your handicap.

Get the right golf equipment
It’s essential that you get your hands on the right equipment if you’re serious about lowering your score. That doesn’t mean get all the most expensive golf equipment, though. You want to make sure that you have high quality items, yes, but they don’t need to be the best in the world or extremely expensive. Just make sure your clubs are correctly gripped and work well for your size, and that all the other equipment is high quality, too.

Get out and play
You’re never going to lower your score if you don’t get out and play as much as possible. By the early 1990s, there were more than 1,000 golf clubs in the United States. Join a golf club, play in any local golf events that you can find, and get out to all the 18-hole golf courses near you to play. Don’t feel too discouraged if you shoot poorly in your first few rounds; just keep after it.

Practice as much as possible
Practicing golf is actually a lot different than playing golf. When you play, you’re not really working on anything other than trying your best to keep your score down. There is really nothing to be gained from having either a bad or good round. When you practice, however, you can actually spend time working on specific parts of your game. Maybe you’ve been struggling lately with your putting; if that’s the case, get out and practice putting as much as possible to significantly improve your overall game. The same works with individual shots, clubs, and other aspects of your game that you struggle with.

Take care of your body
Another great way to shoot the best round of your life is to get in the best shape of your life. If you have an unhealthy diet, sleep poorly, and never work out, you’re probably not going to be seeing low scores anytime soon. But if you eat right and take care of your body, you will have a much better shot at shooting better.

Make sure you’re practicing, using the right golf equipment, taking care of your body, and golfing as much as possible to improve your score. Good luck and have fun out there!