During the game of golf, we are faced with decisions relating to almost every shot. Some of them are quite simple, for example, using the controller in longer holes and without problems. Others become a little more complicated, for example, when there are problems ahead, and you have several shooting options. This is basically what golf course management is, and the more good decisions you make, the more chances you have to play a very good game of golf.
As in any sport, making the right decisions begins with preparation.
When deciding to choose a club, knowing the distance each club can walk on average will be a good guide for the course. You will find this on the training field, and if you are not a low handicap player, you will not beat with a stick at the same distance each shot. If you rely on a longer shooting distance, probably nine out of ten shots will not work, which is a bad decision for a golf course.
Another element that you should know before touching the first tee is to know your strengths and weaknesses. What makes this more difficult is that their strengths and weaknesses tend to be in a state of change. There are literally dozens of such situations.
Here are some other situations that can help you manage your golf course:
- The driver on the tee. Often, this is the way, but do not automatically accept it. Some holes are installed for greater accuracy from the tee, but the second shot is more sparing. Proper handling of the golf course management requires that you leave the next shot with a clear, good lie, even if it requires a longer shot.
- Know the interest. In poker, you can aim for the inner ladder, but using these opportunities always attracts you. Always take a picture with a high percentage. You can shoot one out of ten, but nine out of ten you will have problems.
- Throw the ball up instead of cutting it. There are times when you must throw the ball about problems and toward your goal. But this is a heavy shot. Keeping your chips low and getting the most out of the ball will take away more variables, providing more consistent control. A general rule for good golf course control is to keep the ball close to the ground when shooting chips.