5 Reasons Your Golf Scores are Getting Worse

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Written: By Nick Foy|May 22nd, 2019
Voice over: Michael Robles
Music: David Cutter

#1: Not Enough Practice
How often do you practice golf? Once per week? Once a month? Every couple of months? This answer to this simple question will tell you if your problem lies from not practicing golf enough.

Think of it like you would fitness. Someone who consistently eats healthy and goes to the gym will likely improve their physique and lose weight.

If you stop eating healthy and don’t work out enough, how can you expect to get eye popping muscles and avoid fat from hiding them.

Same with golf. You want to see your putts per round increase, see your fairways in regulation and greens hit in regulation increase, then you have to practice more.

Every time you make some momentum forward it can be countered by taking several weeks off. The best way to see improvement in your golf scores is simply consistency.

This is why we created a 12 week golf practice plan that takes 90 days but you’ll see your scores improve at least 5 to 10 strokes lower. It has you practice 3 days a week but they are intense practices so you get a high volume of workload in.

You could do a shortened version but would recommend practicing more days (4, 5, 6 days) a week instead of 3 practice days that are longer and more reps.

#2: Improper Technique
If you find that you are practicing golf a lot but still not seeing much improvement, then it could be that you are practicing golf with improper technique.

There are many components that must work together in golf to achieve success:

Proper grip of the club
Proper stance over the ball
Proper takeaway and downswing
Clear mind / positive attitude
Proper judgement of distance, wind affect
Proper swing path and club face angle at impact
The first area golfers struggle is the golf swing. Your scores won’t improve obviously until you can begin to hit the ball straighter consistently.

You don’t need to hit perfectly straight. But you do need to hit well enough to keep the ball in play, and avoid hazards, wooded areas, bunkers, etc. Easier said than done.

If you have trouble with your chipping stroke and/or putting stroke this can also cause inconsistency on the golf course. A solution would be to seek out an instructor who can check your technique in person to give tips or advice on fixing it.

We’ve also written two guides on the short game technique:

How to Putt in Golf
How to Chip in Golf
#3: Too Much Thinking
Is the mental side of golf hindering your performance? Do you have a million thoughts going through your head during your round of play? Are you being negative most of the time with these thoughts?

Sometimes we get caught up thinking about our golf swing and trying to control it during the swing rather than letting it flow smoothly with no thoughts.

It’s tough to quiet the mind during the swing but could be one way to let your natural swing take its own course and not try to over control the swing.

We all do it though. During the takeaway something feels off and as we swing back down we over correct.

Other times we worry about hitting out of bounds or hitting into water and let negative thoughts creep into our head during the pre-shot set up and during the swing.