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Ways to Improve Your Golf Game

One of the great things about living in a golf course community is the ability to continually work on improving your game. Tara Golf & Country Club’s 120-acre award-winning championship golf course is one of the best in the area and is the perfect course for working on your drives, putts, and chips.

Whether you’re a daily golfer, a weekend warrior, or you’re only able to get out on the course once in a while, there’s a good chance that you wish our scores were a bit lower. The good news is, there are some simple things you can do to improve your game, without having to make any changes to your swing. Start with these five simple tips.

1. Have Your Equipment Property Fitted

Getting your hands on the right equipment can really sharpen your game. Try visiting the pro shop for some expert advice. You may find that you need a softer ball, a stiffer shaft, or more loft on your wedges. Working with a professional fitter can help you select the perfect pieces based on your swing, measurements, and unique playing style. Sometimes, this is the easiest way to make a significant change to your overall game.

2. Find Your Favorite Club (And Use It)

Most golfers have a favorite club, one that just feels right and seems to make every shot better. Once you’ve found your favorite, use it as much as you can, from tee to green. Practice all different types of shots with it, so that when your game starts to go south, you can go back to basics. When things aren’t going quite as planned, switching over to your favorite club can give you a boost of confidence and may help get your game back on track.

3. Play More Often

The cliché “practice makes perfect” has plenty of truth to it. The more you go to the driving range, work on your short game, and just get out and play, the more you’ll see your skills improve.

When you head out to the course, try setting goals for yourself. Setting measurable goals can help keep you motivated and allow you to pinpoint the exact parts of your game you want to work on improving. For example, you may decide that you want to break a certain score, avoid missing fairways off the tee, or hit 80% of greens in regulation.

4. Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously

Go into your game knowing that you’re not going to get every shot perfect. The more you work on staying calm and optimistic, the better your score will likely be… and the more fun you’ll have. Learning not to react to bad shots takes time, but it’s a skill that’s worth working on.

Tara’s Pros Are Here to Help

Ready to make this the year you truly start to see some changes in your game? If you really want to take your game to the next level, consider scheduling a golf lesson with one of our PGA Class A professional instructors. They can provide you with hands-on personal training, video swing analysis, and more.