Strategy Tip - How To Master Every Shot You Make On The Golf Course (part 2)
December 5th, 2016
If you have just read our initial article on one of the best strategies a golf player can use to predict how far each shot will travel during ideal conditions, you should already be making plans to take a practice session!
In case you missed part one of the strategy, a quick recap is simple: Back in the 1950s, professional golf player Deane Bemon was the first person to officially use a technique to learn how far each of his golf clubs would hit the ball. He simply practiced swinging every one of his clubs and measured exactly how far the ball traveled.
This technique is so simple, yet overlooked by the majority of golf players today. All you have to do in order to utilize the strategy is to take a day when the weather conditions are perfect, find a large empty field that can handle the distance of your longest drive, and hit a few shots from each club so that you can measure the distance of each ball.
Make Sure You Measure By Using The Average Distance
In part one of this article series, you were instructed to hit 7 to 10 balls with each club and measure the distance in yards. One of the first things you will realize is that you cannot hit the ball as far as you thought you could, before getting a solid understanding of each club's capabilities. One mistake that amateur golfers make when breaking down their distances is using the longest distance measured when playing a real game.
Leave Room For Error When Playing A Real Game
A real golf game will not have the same ideal conditions in which you were accustomed to during your test measures. You'll never be able to make contact with the ball perfectly square and hitting the club face's sweet spot each and every time. The same goes for professional golfers. So the key to using this strategy is to use the average distance of each club during a golf game.
Once you have a crystal-clear idea of exactly how far each of your clubs will cause the ball to travel, your self-confidence and clarity on the golf course will improve tremendously. All of the guesswork is taken out of your shot and you are left with technique and full knowledge of your capabilities in terms of how far you can knowingly hit the ball with whatever club you choose.