Breaking 80 can be quite a struggle for golfers. Even some of the more prolific players may find that they cannot break this elusive score. What’s more, if you were to ask two golfers how to break 80, you would easily get two different answers. Perhaps these tips will help you with your goal to break 80 in golf.
The first step for how to break 80 in golf is to master the tee shot. You can use whatever club you feel comfortable with at the tee. Although many players use a driver, some will use other clubs, even the pitching wedge.
Bad shots are a major culprit for golfers who are trying to break 80. One bad habit is over hitting the ball, which can lead to shots that land in the woods or other hazard.
In order to get a score under 80, you need to know how to achieve the distance that you want from the ball. This actually requires a great deal of control, knowing when to start your downswing and keeping your body and club squared during the process.
Here are a few tips for hitting off of the tee:
One of the easiest ways to break 80 consistently is by practicing. For many people this is not an issue, but there are some, and you know who you are, you think that the best way to get better is by jumping in and playing. This actually leads to frustration because you play so poorly and you either give up or you never improve in your game. You need to practice to know where you are going wrong and where you are going right as well.
While you will learn more control of your club off of low tee heights, you should start with higher ones and work your way down. This will help you to learn your swing and gain greater control over it.
While there is only one way your hands should be positioned on the club, where you position them is up to you. A lower hold, for example, gives you more control but shortens your swing power. Higher up can give you more power but it takes more skill to control. Practice the swings and see which method works best for you.
You will also want to try different types of clubs as well. Not only will this help you to learn which club does best for you off the tee, but you will learn how to use all of the clubs in a variety of situations. If you are thinking about one of the newer 460cc clubs, remember that they require more skill to use, so if you are a beginner, leave those for later.
While it may take some time, it is possible to master hitting off of the tee. You will have to put in plenty of practice if you want to figure out how to break 80 consistently in golf.
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by Edward Ward