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Golf Tips–You Must Practise With Purpose

When top professional golfers are interviewed they're often asked about taking their game to the next level and when asked about their goals are often reluctant to share them(cheap golf clubs).

The reason is usually a mixture of nervousness and embarrassment, coupled with a fear of overconfidence and the likelihood of being ribbed by their colleagues. Many too, are superstitious that if they reveal too much it's tempting fate that it will work against them.

Padraig Harrington is the exception. He has never shirked from announcing that a major championship was his goal and has been prepared to put in the work with a smile on his face(Callaway FT-IQ Driver). His initial rewards €" an Order of Merit win, an Irish Open and that Open title €" have been achieved but now his goals are even higher. More majors and he'll continue to work even harder.

At club level many of us are content with our game and are not motivated to improve. Many wallow in the knowledge that they've been playing for years, but don't seem to improve. They wish they could but don't understand why they don't.

Despite their experience mustered through years playing the game, as they get older, the incentive wanes and they're content to let their handicap slide.

When top professional golfers are interviewed they're often asked about taking their game to the next level and when asked about their goals are often reluctant to share them

The reason is usually a mixture of nervousness and embarrassment, coupled with a fear of overconfidence and the likelihood of being ribbed by their colleagues. Many too, are superstitious that if they reveal too much it's tempting fate that it will work against them.

Padraig Harrington is the exception. He has never shirked from announcing that a major championship was his goal and has been prepared to put in the work with a smile on his face(Ping Rapture V2 Fairway Wood). His initial rewards €" an Order of Merit win, an Irish Open and that Open title €" have been achieved but now his goals are even higher. More majors and he'll continue to work even harder.

At club level many of us are content with our game and are not motivated to improve. Many wallow in the knowledge that they've been playing for years, but don't seem to improve. They wish they could but don't understand why they don't.

Despite their experience mustered through years playing the game, as they get older, the incentive wanes and they're content to let their handicap slide.

If you're not spending time or effort on meeting your goals, and find yourself practising the parts of your game that don't need much practice, you probably don't understand what it takes to improve.

And by avoiding the weaker parts of your game, you're setting yourself up for even greater disappointment(Mizuno JPX Fairway Wood).

How many of us head for the range, hit a few 9-irons to warm up then grab the driver and blast 50 shots at full pelt then head for the putting green for a five minute tap-around before joining our playing partners on the tee?

If you want to improve your game and lower your scores, work on your areas of weakness not on your strengths. You might consider chipping and putting practice boring or tedious but by avoiding practicing your areas of weakness it's increasing your fear of failure.

It's a fear that if you put hard work into a section of your game that's weak and you don't see immediate results, you've failed. Therefore it's easier to excuse poor performance through €lack of time' to practice.

Golf's difficult. It's never mastered and accept that you're going to have moments or days when you're disappointed with your performance. We've all got close to chucking in the towel €" that's what golf can do to us.

But what you do with that disappointment is in your control. You can continue to be disappointed or you can take control.

First step to improvement is ask for advice from the professionals. Most courses have a PGA-trained pro who'll give you the benefit of his or her advice for as little as 15 for a half-hour session €" even less if you join a small group.

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