Taking Your Game On The Road
As the golf season gets underway, many of us have plans to take one or more golf trips, whether a day trip to a course we’ve never played or a full golf vacation to one of the many great destinations that we all have on our “bucket list”. And when you go to all that trouble to take a golf vacation, you really want to have your game rise to the occasion to enhance the enjoyment. So today’s post is to offer you some tips on how to get your golf game to be a fun travel companion.
One the biggest impacts on your scoring at a new course is getting the feel of the greens, both for the way they putt and they way they receive chip and pitch shots. So, get to the course a little earlier than you might normally, and spend more time on and around the putting green or short game practice green. Hit putts of various distances, maybe even make up a short putting game with your buddies to make it fun. The same goes for chipping and pitching. Hit shots of various types into the greens to see how they react.
When you get on the course, the key is to let yourself relax and have a good time. This is what the trip is all about, right? Enjoy the scenery and design values of the course. Take in the experience, so that it can last in your memory banks. And make sure you have fun!
Now, for some thoughts on how to score a course when you are not familiar with it, here’s my Top 5 thoughts to playing a new course:
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Well timed! I'm leaving for Hilton Head tonight.
These are great tips and I would like to share them with our group which is making a four day trip to Phoenix in June.
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