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5 Pro Tips for Lowering Your Golf Handicap

If you made lowering your golf handicap a New Year’s resolution this year, you are hopefully already well on the way to achieving that goal. However, some people are not always sure where to start. So, here are five key tips you can use to make not only the most of your golf membership, but also lower that handicap.

Hone Your Short Game

Having a good long game is all very well. But, it’s a sharp short game that will keep you strokes ahead of your competition. While the short game does require a lot of technical proficiency, it also depends on you acquiring a good feel for it. Spend more time in the short game practice area and experiment with different shots. In particular (and you probably already know this but it bears repeating) you can never get enough putting practice!

Upgrade Your Equipment – Get Fitted if You Can

Take a look at your clubs, and splash out on fixing and tuning them up a little. Replace those worn grips and damaged shafts, and clean out the grooves. In fact, maybe it’s time for a golf club fitting. Getting the right set of clubs for your swing and body shape will help your game enormously.

Work on Your Stretching and Fitness

Many amateur golfers underestimate the importance of being fit and limber. Golf is a sport after all! So, start a good exercise program, and make sure you do a proper stretch before hitting the course. Focus on your core strength in particular – that’s where the power behind your swing comes from.

Play Alone

Playing the course alone helps you to focus on your own game without distractions. Play when there are few other people on the course and take note of your strengths and weaknesses. Observe your game and try to coach yourself.

Keep Track of the Numbers

Start tracking your game like a rabid sports fan. Take note of the number of fairways you hit, the number of greens you land on, the average number of putts you take on each green, as well as noting where you tend to miss shots on the fairway. Use one of the many apps available. As you keep track of your game, you will see that you start to get a very good grip on your strengths and weaknesses. As you focus on the areas where you need improvement, you will start to shave strokes off your game.

To fast track your improvement even more, sign up for some lessons at the Royal Ashburn Golf Club. Provided you have the will and energy to work on your game, we will get your handicap down in no time. Contact us for more information. 

Why Buy Custom Golf Clubs?

Investing in custom golf clubs is a great idea if you are focused on improving your game and maximizing your experience on the golf course. However, there are numerous advantages that come with custom-fit golf clubs that go much further than simply enhancing your performance. We highlight three of these advantages below.

Custom Golf Clubs Feel ‘Right’ 

Did you know that the professional who handles your golf club fitting pays attention to your height, swing and unique playing style not only to ensure that your golf clubs feel ‘right’ but also to allow you to manoeuvre the ball with a greater sense of precision and ease? The clubs have been specially tailored for you. So, of course, they are going to feel a hundred times better than any regular golf clubs that you can buy at a store. 

Custom Golf Clubs Could Save You Money 

The chances of having to buy more than one set of golf clubs when buying them at a golfing store are quite high. This is because you will not know how they are going to adapt to your game until you try them. Finding a good set that works for you could involve trial and error, and this might even end up costing you more than investing in a set of custom golf clubs from the start. You are already planning on buying a set of clubs, so why not make sure that you are making a wise, long-lasting and fool-proof investment?

Custom Golf Clubs Will Help You Feel More Confident 

Knowing that you are approaching a game with a set of clubs made especially for you is certain to give you a hearty confidence boost, which could further help to boost your performance. 

Keen to get your own set of custom golf clubs? Contact Royal Ashburn Golf Club today to organize your custom golf club fitting with one of our experts!

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