Golf is one of the hardest sports to master because there are just so many parts to deal with.
In the modern game it’s not uncommon for the professionals to hit their drivers off the first tee and send the ball some 350 yards away.
For the average club golfer getting the ball off the tee and moving in a straight forward motion is a pretty good result.
Hitting the fairway is considered excellent and going over 200 yards is considered by some to be the best shot of their lives.
Now of course there are plenty of amateur golfers who can hit their tee shots over 300 yards and straight and hit the fairway. Congratulations if you are one of these golfers.
Now let me ask you a question, what do the Professional who has hit the golf ball 350 yards, the amateur who has sent their ball 300 yards away and the golfer who is so happy to have hit a drive 200 yards onto the fairway, have in common?
I’ll let you think on that a second. Here’s another question – Which club do you use the most in an average round of golf?
While you think about that one, let me answer the first question.
What they all have in common, irrespective of the distance or indeed accuracy of their tee shot – is they have all hit one shot.
Onto the second question – which club do you use the most when you play golf. Maybe a 7-iron, perhaps your pitching wedge.
Actually it is your putter.
Here’s a quick thought, if you were to two-putt every green you would take 36 putts.
Do you think you would hit driver 36 times in a round?
or your 7-iron or pitching wedge.
The reason I mention this is because most golfers overlook the simple fact that they use their putter the most.
It’s not really surprising though, because when you go to practice, golfers will nearly always say they practice at the ‘Driving Range’ not many will say I’m off to the putting green.
Here’s a final question to leave you with, if you became really good with your driver or really good with your putter, which of the two would help you consistently shoot lower scores?