How to Play Better Golf

Ben Hogan used to say, “The secret is in the dirt,” meaning that the only pathway to golfing success was discovered on the practice range. The four-time United States Open champion certainly had sage advice for those wanting to be better golfers but that is not the guarantee to play better golf.

The way to play better golf is to know what you are capable of doing before you step on the first tee box. The only way to know your game that well is to know your golf swing and what your equipment can deliver with it. Fujikura has more than 30 years experience customizing golf shafts to golfers’ unique swings so you can count on their expertise to bring you this knowledge.

Now that you know your game you are ready to play better golf. Don’t automatically walk back to the blue tees or even the white tees. Play from the tee boxes that provide a course you know you can handle and have more fun. Let the other players in your group play the tips.

Since you know exactly what your custom-fit driver is capable of you can start developing realistic expectations on the course. You know you are not going to clear that little creek 240 yards away so you can now lay up into your best wedge range and still make par. Set yourself up for the shots you know you can play and build confidence through the round.

Think about the best place to miss, not always the best place to hit. You don’t always have to hunt birdies by aiming for sucker pins when a safe shot to the fat of the green has infinitely greater chances for success. And a miss there will not be nearly as lethal to your score.

And if that 8-footer for par didn’t go in? Well, professionals putting on the finest greens in the world are going to make that putt less than half the time. No reason to beat yourself up. You are playing the game you are capable of and now you are playing better golf. And as long as you are using your head on the course, be smart off the course as well and play with clubs that are custom-fitted best for your swing. To let Fujikura show you how, click here.