Rigorous practice, time, and sacrifice are all you need to become a pro golfer. There are lots of misconceptions and speculations about how one can become a pro in golf but nothing could be any further from the reality.
However, one of the common skills that most pro golfers possess is the ability to make a steady and perfect swing. On the other hand, unlike other games, golf is somehow different since every golf swing you make is usually unique and mutually exclusive from the next and so on.
Moreover, in order to make it to the professional level, the aim of your golf swing technique from full swing all the way to putter should be to produce a par score that is better and consistent.
The smartest golfers know how to apply the competitive advantage over their opponents by always striving to achieve a low score outcome in every game they play. Therefore the most important thing apart from mastering all other aspects of the game is a proper swing.
Below are more tips that will turn you into a pro within the shortest time;
Know how to defend par
In case you have had the chance to watch any golf game involving a professional then you might have realized that what the pros actually have that is extraordinary is the ability to keep double bogeys and make incredible pars at the most critical moments.
Additionally, pro golfers make very good escape artists just when they are about to lose. Some of other games you watch on TV might not be depicting what pro golfing pertains.
From time to time, you may observe that the game is often played from the very center of the fairway which is not always the case. What I mean is that in order to make a good golfer you must be able to get the ball out of tough places from all corners of the golf course in order to maintain the lead in the golf score.
The biggest mistake that you may commit if you aspire to be a pro golfer is to practice your golf shots on level lies of the fairway or rather from the perfect lies on the greens of the golf course.
Therefore of all the areas of golf that you need to master, always put more emphasis on learning how to play better shots from unusual angles such as in long grass, trees and challenging lies.
Keep in mind that what makes the tour pros better than others is their ability to make golf scores around par in tournaments. Your target henceforth should be to try hitting about 11-13 greens in regulation within every week of your practice.
Additionally, the ability to defend par will majorly rely on how skillfully you can produce more effective recovery shots.
Get the right practice distribution ratio
Practice makes perfect. For you to become a pro golfer you need to work and practice smarter. Many golfers are aware of the importance of short-game, yet most of them who desire to become pros do not give enough time of practice to this segment.
A majority of this golfers spend most of their time just working on how to better their tour-level golf swing rather than other essential aspects of the game. This is what costs them a lot during competitions, derailing their quest to become pro golfers.
It is no secret that some skills in golf pay off more than others and thus if you were to devote yourself about 30 or more well distributed hours per week exclusively for golf then you will be on the right track to becoming a pro.
It is important to understand that for a pro golfer, it does not matter how best you are from tee to green but your pro golfing abilities mainly depend on the short-game skills within 100 yards. However, you should be better at all other areas of golfing as well. Below is an ideal time distribution that you can consider following during practice.
- Approach wedge skill practice……..3 hours
- Full swing skill practice……..4.5 hours
- Chip, pitch, and lob skills practice…….4.5 hours
- Bunker skills practice…….3 hours
- Golf lesson…….1.5 hours
- Putting skills practice…….4.5hours
- Golf course practice……9 hours
Total Practice Hours……..30 hours
Score changing attitude
What distinguishes a real pro from an amateur is how both deal with challenging times and situations while on the golf course.
Furthermore, pros invest more of their time in developing necessary skills that they can apply to overcome the impending challenges in order to lower their golf score average.
You should always evaluate how much effort and time you need to apply on specific skills that will help you lower your golf score average. Your attitude will play a very big role as you advance in all these stages to becoming a pro golfer.
Be keen about your competitive score average every other time and know which skills have a positive impact on your score average since it is the big deal in professional golfing.
By nurturing and developing your attitude towards the scoring average you will experience less emotional anxiety as you play the game. This is a testimony that great professionals such as Tiger Woods bear.
Ideal performance state
Remember that every golf shot you make usually has varied magnitude and importance to the game. Being a pro golfer means that you can produce remarkable shots when it really matters and turn the tables when necessary.
This implies that you should always keep yourself in an ideal performance state each time you practice to counter you weaknesses and correct mistakes that would otherwise cost you in a real game. Make every shot as if you are playing a high- profile tournament and it will help boost your skills eventually.
The intensity of your effort while you practice will rely on how you view your personal ratings and how you perceive your current skills. If you keep challenging yourself to perform better after every shot you make then finally you will find the most difficult shots being more manageable. Good luck as you put this key points into practice.