Would you be interested to know what it was? I bet you would, but before I share it with you I’m betting that when you find out what it is many of you are more than likely going to say to yourself “I already knew that, that’s no big deal”.
"I already knew that" is a very common response to hearing something that seems so obvious but it is this type of response that has shackled many a golfer and stopped them from improving their golf scores.
Sadly this debilitating attitude is holding many amateur and professional golfers from consistently achieving their goals in golf.
Most of the trouble seems to stem from the massive amount of information circulating around the internet every second that captures your attention shifting it from focusing on the few game improvement skills that would drive your golf scores down and your performances up.
Too many golfers ignore the truth in golf statistics in favor of short term fads and gimmicks that lead to unproductive behavior that does not guide you towards continuous improvement.
Here's the bottom line. Proximity to the hole is the stat of all stats. Hit your golf shots closer to the hole and you will have less putts and a lower golf score.
Seriously, these are the only two basic statistics that will make the most difference to your potential to produce lower golf scores;
- Hit more greens in regulation closer to the hole
- Have less putts closer to the hole
You know the crazy thing about this is that we still find elite golfers ignoring or who don't want to believe this, and spend way too much time making their swing look right or perfect at the expense of making their golf score look right.
There are many highly competent professional golf instructors that will help you to genuinely help lower your golf score without trying to make your golf swing look like Tiger Woods! You need to find an instructor who knows the truth about golf performance - lower golf scores equals more success at golf.
And go and work with them regardless of where they are.
Yes you can, but will you? That's the key question isn't it?
You don't need sophisticated technology to track and measure your results from inside 150 yards, you simply need to write some information on a scorecard.
So what if I gave you an approach shot analysis scorecard that you can use to record your vital information (or that of your students) inside 150 yards (137 metres) of the green, that would definitely help you to lower your golf scores.
Would you use it every time you play in a tournament or competition for 6 weeks?
All Dave and I ask is that you use the scorecard consistently and that let us know how its working for you by sharing your results with us because we are very passionate about helping you to lower your golf scores in tournaments.
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If you've been a little cynical and obstinate about your golf improvement and its not working for you then change. Do it today - do the simple things that lead to lower golf scores.
As I said before, its easier than you think if you focus on the right statistics.
The more open minded you are to learning new and better ways to improve your golf scores, the more likely you are to do just that.
Lawrie Montague and David Milne - Pro Tour Golf College
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