How can amateur golfers lower their scores?
“One of the single best things amateur golfers can do is chip out every time they hit the ball in the trees and just play for bogey,” Fawcett says. Three-putting is golf’s ultimate unforced error, and it’s basically impossible to lower your scores if you have a lot of them.
Are par 5s good for scoring?
Par 5s present the biggest scoring opportunities in golf for so many golfers. Being long enough to essentially turn them into long par 4s — and turning a par 72 course into a par 68 — is obviously ideal, but it’s not realistic for everyone. So while birdies are great, pars aren’t going to kill your round.
How can the new rules help you shoot lower scores?
Here are 13 easy ways they can help you shoot lower scores. You can ground your club in penalty areas. This was one of the biggest changes in the rules in 2019. You can now step into a penalty area (think water hazards) and take a few practice swings that touch the ground.
Can statistical course management help you lower your golf scores?
You’ll hear more about all those in the coming days and weeks, but one of my personal favorite takeaways came from Scott Fawcett, the founder of DECADE Golf, a statistical course management approach that uses mathematics and advanced metrics to help golfers lower their scores.