50 Best Golf Tips to Improve Your Golf Game

50 Golf Tips to Improve Your Golf Game Are you looking for actionable golf tips to help you shoot lower golf scores? Today's article is a list of golf tips, drills, lessons, and personal experiences that helped me break 100 when I was a beginner. I didn't just stop there though. I went on to become a scratch golfer in [...]

What is a Scratch Golfer & How to Become One

What is a Scratch Golfer The short answer to your question "what is a scratch golfer" is that a scratch golfer is someone who can shoot the course rating at any golf course they go play. Course rating? What's that? Take a look at a scorecard sometime and you'll see a course rating somewhere between 70-73 which indicates the score [...]

By | April 2nd, 2017|Golf Handicap & Rules, Recent Posts, Scratch Golf Series|Comments Off on What is a Scratch Golfer & How to Become One

What is a Good Golf Score for Beginners?

What is a Good Golf Score for Beginning Golfers Let's be honest here. Golf is hard game. Hitting a small ball to a flag stick on the green is not easy! And then once on the green trying to putt the ball into the hole is a challenge in itself as many golfers take 2 to 3 putts. Along the [...]

By | March 31st, 2017|Golf Handicap & Rules, Recent Posts, Setting Goals|Comments Off on What is a Good Golf Score for Beginners?

Journey to Scratch Golf Lesson 02: Establishing Your Golf Handicap

Establishing Your Golf Handicap Index What's happening today Golf Nation, In today's lesson on how to get to scratch golf, we will be talking about handicaps. We need to establish a starting point of what your current scoring average is for an 18 hole round of golf. Then we can begin working to cut down your handicap and move you [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Golf Handicap & Rules, Recent Posts, Scratch Golf Series|Comments Off on Journey to Scratch Golf Lesson 02: Establishing Your Golf Handicap

New Rules of Golf and Proposed Rule Changes

Proposed Golf Rule Changes The USGA and R&A on Wednesday unveiled 30 proposed changes to the rules of golf. These changes are designed to make more consistent, fair and straightforward golf rules that are easier to understand and apply. The changes span a wide range of issues – from grounding a club in a penalty area, to determining if a [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Golf Handicap & Rules, Recent Posts|Comments Off on New Rules of Golf and Proposed Rule Changes

Golf Training Program for Beginners

Golf Training Program for Beginners Every year golfer's begin searching for a new golf training program that they can follow to improve their skills and lower their golf scores. When designing your golf training program, you'll want to make sure it covers multiple areas of the golf game, including fitness! Here are the areas I'd recommend adding to your golf [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Bunker Play, Chipping, Golf Fitness, Golf Handicap & Rules, Golf Swing, Practice Plans, Putting, Putting Drills, Recent Posts, Short Game|Comments Off on Golf Training Program for Beginners

Do You Need 10,000 Hours of Practice to Become a Scratch Golfer or Better?

10,000 Hours of Golf Practice If you’ve ever heard of the 10,000 hour rule you’ll know that some people use it as a rough guide for becoming a master or professional at a skill of some sort. In golf, 10,000 hours would look like the following: 25 hours of practice per week = 5 days per week of practicing 5 [...]

By | November 2nd, 2015|Chipping, Golf Handicap & Rules, Golf Swing, Golf Tutorials, How to Break 80, Mental Game, Practice Plans, Putting, Putting Drills, Recent Posts, Short Game|Comments Off on Do You Need 10,000 Hours of Practice to Become a Scratch Golfer or Better?

Golf Rules Tutorial 101: Handling Water Hazards, Out of Bounds and All Those Silly Penalties That Are Tough To Remember

The Golf Rules Like any sport, there are rules you have to follow to make sure the game is played fairly and competitively. This tutorial covers the essential golf rules you should know in a simplified format as well as proper golf etiquette. *Disclaimer* This page is a short and brief introduction to the rules of golf and over time [...]

By | November 3rd, 2014|Golf Course Strategy, Golf Handicap & Rules, Golf Tutorials|Comments Off on Golf Rules Tutorial 101: Handling Water Hazards, Out of Bounds and All Those Silly Penalties That Are Tough To Remember

How to Break 80 Lesson 03: Assessing Your Play Out On the Golf Course

How to Break 80: Lesson 03 Congratulations! You've been making great strides following our "How to Break 80" blog series. Keep up the momentum this week as we cover assessing your golf game out on the golf course. In Lesson 02 of How to Break 80, we had you perform a skills assessment that tested your putting and chipping on [...]

By | October 29th, 2014|Chipping, Golf Course Strategy, Golf Handicap & Rules, Golf Swing, Golf Tutorials, How to Break 80, Putting, Setting Goals, Short Game|Comments Off on How to Break 80 Lesson 03: Assessing Your Play Out On the Golf Course

Golf Handicap Tutorial 101 & Where You Rank

Golf Handicap Tutorial 101 Have you been wondering what a golf handicap is or where you stand versus the rest of the population? We slam dunk this topic for you today so hop in and see how you stack up against competition world wide! Side Note: If you know your handicap, get started with one of these 3 practice plans [...]

By | October 27th, 2014|Golf Handicap & Rules, Golf Tutorials|Comments Off on Golf Handicap Tutorial 101 & Where You Rank