I hear all the time from people wanting their golf game to improve. People complaining that their score just isn’t getting better. We all want to get better at golf. We want the low scores, and we want to be able to do it like the pros on TV. We wonder what we are doing wrong, why we aren’t getting better. I’m going to let you in on a little secret…we don’t play enough.
Most of us are weekend/once a month players. We don’t get on the course enough, and we definitely don’t go to the range and practice enough. We can’t expect greatness from mediocrity. To get better you have to practice better, and to practice better you have to practice right. To practice right you have to practice more.
So let’s get to practicing more. You have to set aside time for golf. With this you have to get your priorities in order. If you have responsibilities like a family or career that takes up most of your time then you have to realize it will take longer. Don’t take time from your family to play golf. Trust me…your family is very important. Golf is just a game that in the end will leave you empty. Your family should be your priority. If you have time on your hands and want your golf game to improve then you need to get on the range. You don’t get better sitting on the couch. Get out there and practice.
Next you need to practice right. Get lessons, video your swing, and practice approaches. Video taping your swing will show your mistakes so you can correct them. Practice approach shots. Aim your shots, and try to place your shots. Don’t go to the range and just hit the ball. You gain nothing from that so learn to put it where you want it. Learn why you do what you do in your swing that is right. This is so you gain confidence. Practice your wedge shots and putting. Doing these over and over again will gain muscle memory. That is what will help you in the later part of a round when you get fatigued. Do these things and you will get better.
Doing these things will greatly improve your game and lower your scores. Don’t expect overnight success, these things take time. Don’t get discouraged! This is a game after all. When it is all said and done, you started playing this game because it is fun. So keep it fun and enjoy it!
Posted by Chris Nugent, Dual Approach Golf
All right, it’s the night before the Masters. The talk has been thick, and it’s time for our picks. Here at Dual Approach we go through this custom like this; we both choose our strong pick to win the tourney. We also pick a sleeper cell who could come from the shadows and snatch the victory. You got it? GOOD! Let’s get to it then. Will Vince’s picks: “I pick Brandt Snedeker. I feel his style of game fits Augusta. I like Jonathan Byrd as my sleeper cell.”. Chris Nugent’s picks: “I think if he can control his risks, and stay strong on the greens Phil Mickelson will clinch it. My sleeper cell is Ian Poulter.” There you have it folks. Will with Snedeker, and Byrd as the sleeper. Chris with Mickelson, and Poulter as the sleeper. It should be an exciting race to the green jacket. Stay with us as we keep you posted on the tourney.
Published by Chris Nugent and Will Vince; Dual Approach Golf
It’s that time of year again. The birds are cherping, grass is greener, flowers are blooming, sun is shine…HOLD UP! It’s the first Major of the year. It’s the Masters! For all who love golf, this one of our Super Bowls. How’s the course conditions? Who’s in? Who’s out? Who’s strong right now? Who’s the sleeper cell? All the expectations and anticipation that comes with Masters week.
We here at Dual Approach are stoked about the tourny, and we will keep an eye on how this unfolds. With Tiger fresh of his first win in three years. Phil Mickelson is playing strong. The question is will Rory McIlroy hold it together this year? You need to keep an eye out for Ian Poulter, Bubba Watson, Vijay Singh, Dustin Johnson, Ricky Fowler, and Keegan Bradley. With the list of players this year we can expect an outstanding an outstanding tournament in 2012.
Look for our picks for the tournament soon. Follow us as we keep you up to date on the play by plays. Check in while you watch the race for the Green Jacket.
Publushed by Chris Nugent; Dual Approach Golf
The 82 year old Arnold Palmer was hospitalised yesterday. It was unclear what was wrong, but it came out that it was from high blood pressure. He was kept overnight at the hospital for observation and was released today. In true Arnold Palmer fashion he was right back at work! There is no news as of yet on the extent of the illness, but it was clearly enough to need medical attention. We here at Dual Approach wish him well as he has been a big inspiration to our golf dreams. Hope all is well Mr. Palmer and God Speed!
Published by Chris Nugent; Dual Approach Golf
- Woods at Bayhill
Well, could it be or is Tiger just playing games with us and on the verge of throwing it all away on Sunday. Should be interesting to see how G-Mac and Poulter handle the situation. Graeme has shown a knack for coming thru in these type of situations in the past and I’ve got a feeling he plans on putting the pedal to the metal tomorrow afternoon. Watchout Woods. This first win in three years is not gonna be easy.
Written by Will C. Vince (Website blog contributor)