You ever get mad when you don’t pull off a shot, that realistically you had no business trying? Happens to me too. Just because we hit that shot once in our life we think we should be able to do it on command.
Of course, that’s not even close to reality. Perfect golf is impossible even for the players at the very top of their game who are the best in the world.
But you don’t need to play perfect to score well. When I look back on my best scoring rounds, I wasn’t playing perfectly. I was leaving myself with good opportunities to score and was able to cash in on enough of them to end up with a good score.
Aside from perfection in golf being unattainable, the main problem with trying to get it is that it puts pressure on every part of your game. That is the quickest way to score badly.
What you want to do is find ways to take pressure off your game. Play to your strengths. If you’re a good wedge player, don’t go for the par 5s in two, leave yourself a good wedge that you know you can get close instead of an awkward 40 yard pitch shot over trouble. If you’re a good putter, you don’t need to be close to the hole on every approach shot, just get on the green and two putt, and you’ll occasionally one putt for birdie. In fact just trying to get on the green, might leave you closer to the pin then trying to get it in tight.
As I said, good scoring doesn’t require perfect ball striking. Good scoring requires you to make smart decisions that will take the pressure off and leave the best chance for success. To increase your golf IQ and make smarter decisions on the course, check out Game Sense. Play smarter golf and lower your scores. Bill S. lowered his scores using game sense on his first round with it.