Here's Today's Tip... Making Easy Pars!

Most golfers unconsciously make the game a lot harder than it has to be.

Daniel Guest,Contributor

It’s the rare few who know how to simplify each hole and make it look easy.

So…what’s their secret?

Most golfers automatically assume that the best strategy is to go for as much distance as possible off the tee leaving themselves a short approach. They believe that by leaving themselves a short approach they will be able to improve their accuracy and set themselves up with a make-able birdie putt.

But what REALLY happens is often quite different. Many golfers who strive for maximum distance off the tee find themselves addressing approach shots that are far from optimal. Behind the trees, in the deep rough, or even in a hazard.

Smart players know that the SECRET to making easy pars often lies in flipping this conventional wisdom on it’s head. Instead of focusing on distance off the tee they club down to a fairway wood or hybrid and focus on accuracy - deferring the challenge of hitting the longer shot to their approach.

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When it comes time to hit their approach shot they may have a longer iron or even a hybrid club in their hand, but they can swing with confidence since they’ve positioned themselves in the fairway with a good look at the green. Even a slight miss from will likely land them near the green with a decent chance at an up and down.

At the end of the day it only takes one great shot to make a par. That can certainly be a great drive, but for many golfers it’s more likely to be a great approach, a magical chip, or a well rolled putt.

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Daniel is the Head of Golf Instruction at IMAGEN Golf the area's leading golf instruction and advisory firm and Best-Selling Author of "Unleash The Golfer Within".

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