Course Management Insight

After you have put in some hard work, you should have some new shots to show for your effort. That’s great! But how do you use them? That’s where things get tricky. You need to use your shots at just the right time in order to get maximum benefit without taking away from your standard game. Now that you have more options at your disposal than ever before, you may find that making sound course management decisions is a little trickier than it used to be.

The key here is to always default to your strongest shots. Carrying on the example we’ve used earlier in the article, imagine that you are a golfer who prefers a fade to a draw. With the fade being your stronger shot, you should always look to go in that direction first. If you can make a fade work, that is the shot you should hit. Only when you feel that the situation at hand is requiring you to make a change should you go in a different direction. You have the draw in your toolbox for use when the time is right, but don’t break it out unless it is truly needed.

The same kind of thinking can be applied to the rest of your specialty shots. Keep them in the back of your mind as options, but make sure they remain behind your standard shots in terms of priority. By picking your strongest shots first, you’ll be giving yourself the best possible chance to succeed.

We hope this article will help you understand that even a subtle grip change can open up a whole new world of possibilities on the course. Learning these new shots is not going to be easy, and other adjustments will likely be necessary in addition to your grip change, but your efforts will eventually be rewarded with an expanded list of shot options. Good luck!