Friday, February 11, 2011

Golf tips: How to break 100 on the golf course

The first scoring milestone to break is considered to be 100. Breaking 100 and moving into double figures is a good target for those that start to play golf. To break 100 for the first time there are a few golf tips worth noting.

To begin with, it is worth considering what sort of average scores are required for each of the holes to break 100. 99 divided by 18 gives an average score of 5.5. Finishing two over par on each hole will give a score of 18 over 9 and 36 over 18. Depending on the par of the golf course, this may or may not be enough to break 100. Most courses will have a par somewhere between 60 – 70 strokes. However, finishing each hole with a double bogey will at least give you a chance of being close to breaking 100, and could even do so on lower par golf courses. As such, this is a good scoring target to go for on each hole.

Overall, the first thing that should be noted is that penalty strokes are something that need to be reduced and removed. Penalty strokes that are added when a ball is lost or needs to be moved inflate golf scores. As such, it is worth taking note of any position on a hole where the ball may be lost be it the hedges, water, or trees. Check the score cards which can have maps of the holes. Then, make sure that the ball lands away from these positions.

In this respect, more emphasis needs to be put on accuracy than distance. Great distance is not required, but better accuracy with the ball always lying in playable lie will make breaking 100 more likely. So, in this respect it is better to use shorter golf clubs than longer ones. Shorter irons and woods for tee-shots will be more accurate than longer alternatives.

The short game will also be more important when more balls are left lying around the fairways and greens. Always chip when you can, and also consider putting onto the green if possible. With reasonable chipping and pitching the ball can be played out of the rough onto the greens and fairways, leaving a few putts to finish within two of par for the hole. Then of course, with sound putting the greens can be finished in few strokes.

So, breaking 100 will really require more accurate golf and staying clear of potential penalties. To this extent, using shorter clubs for tee-shots can make some difference. On shorter holes chipping and pitching can then get the ball onto the fairway and green leaving a few putts to finish at two of par.


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Russo said...

Great tips. My goal this year was to break 100, i usualy shoot 108 to 115's.