Strategy is all about putting together your current skills to attack the golf course as best you can on that day. Strategy is not about hitting shots you think you can or have hardly practiced. Strategy is about knowing what you have that day, what ball flights are consistently coming out and playing with that.
Remember to not fight what you have, this is the number one rule when planning your way around the course.
Learning how to strategise involves knowing what types of shots you can currently hit the majority of the time. Strategy also includes:
- Understanding your ball flight tendencies
- How to select what shot to play, when and with what club
- When to go for a pin or change your target area
- When to lay up to avoid hazards
- Knowing when not to take driver off the tee.
Strategy is also about knowing how to play based on your mental and emotional state. Knowing how to handle yourself when you are tired, not swinging it well or emotionally attached to outcomes. How you perform under pressure, being aware of fear, anxiety, adrenaline and other emotions is also covered under strategy. Having a good process to follow in these situations will help you prepare and plan better for and during your round.
Strategy is an area I like to focus on with my students. For continued improvement and lowering scores, attention must be placed on having good processes that can help you make good decisions on the course.
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