Ever Been to an LPGA or a PGA Tournament?
If you haven’t, you should go to one at least once. It’s something you won’t soon forget. You’ll see some of the world’s best golfers compete for thousands in prize money under pressure. Going to an LPGA or PGA event can also help your game. You can learn a lot just by watching pro golfers practice and play. We learn something every time we attend a tournament.
Here are five golf tips we came away with the last time we went to a PGA event:
- Use training aids — Many professional golfers players use training aides. Alignment equipment, strength trainers, and putting tools were the most common ones we saw the day we went. And why not. They ingrain golf skills that can help you improve.
- Hit balls after playing — Many pro golfers hit balls after playing. That helps them adjust their swings for the next day. Playing first gives them a chance to see how their swing is that day. They use the time before the match to loosen up. Then hit a few balls but not too many.
- Take notes when playing — Pro golfers take copious notes when playing. In fact, they note just about everything, including soft spots on the greens, elevation changes, extra-deep bunkers, and so on. The notes help them make decisions and avoid crucial mistakes.
- Tweak your golf set make-up — The pros change set make-ups daily. What clubs they carry depends on things like, how their hitting the ball, what swing changes they’re working on, the course’s conditions, and so on. Stay flexible with your equipment. Tailor it to when and where you’re playing.
- Make practice fun — Pro golfers take practice seriously. But they also make it fun. Doing so removes the monotony that comes with practicing. If it’s fun, you’ll practice more often. Also, make practice increasingly challenging. Doing so speeds learning and helps you get the most out of each session.
Test these golf tips when you can. Keep the ones that work and discard the rest. They can help you break 80 and lower your golf handicap.