Take Care of Your Body
This one is pretty basic, but easy to overlook. If you feel healthy and good in your body, it’s going to be much easier to have the stamina and focus required for a great game of golf. Stretch before playing, bring snacks to the golf course, and stay hydrated. Your game (and your body) will thank you.
Have a Driving Range Strategy
If you go to the driving range without a plan, you’re really just wasting your time. Make a plan of what you’re going to work on at the driving range in order to improve your game on the course. See our blog post on how to get the most out of your time at the driving range for tips!
Try Breathing Exercises
Breathing exercises calm you, relax your muscles, and help you concentrate better. There are tons of different breathing techniques you can try, but this is a good one to focus your mind before taking your shot: breathe in through your nose for a count of four, hold that breath for seven seconds, and then breather out for eight seconds. Repeat until you feel focused.
Practice, Practice, Practice
It’s true what they say about how practice makes perfect. The more you practice, the better you’ll get. Note your weaknesses and work on those the most (your short game? Your long game? Your swing position?) Pick up some practice balls and get going!