Enjoy your round of golf better

Enjoy your round of golf better

In this article, I want to touch on a few things to help you enjoy your round of golf better 

Prior to your round you DON’T just turn up with minutes to spare ahead of your tee time and expect to play PAR golf, it just won’t happen, you need to set yourself up with a routine to make sure you are at least something near prepared.

So when you arrive take a little time to warm up:

Warm up

• Hit a few balls on the driving range or in the practice nets
• Work your way through shorter irons through to your woods
DON’T hit hundreds of golf balls and leave your game on the practice range
• Finish off by having a few chips and putts on the putting green

On the First Tee

• Check the scorecard for any local rules
• Make sure you identify your golf ball clearly with identifying marks

Avoid Slow Play

• Keep up with the group in front of you
• Walk at a steady and reasonable pace between shots
• Start planning your next golf shot when you reach your ball
• Be prepared to play when it is your turn to
• From the time you have selected your shot, you should take no more than 30 to 45 seconds to execute the shot
• If you are not ready to play insist on one of your playing partners to play out of turn until you are ready to play your shot

Course Maintenance

• Always replace your divots
• Use sandboxes on the tee if you make a divot on the tee Enjoy your round of golf better - Sand Box
• When you are playing out of a bunker always take the rake into the hazard with you so you can rake it immediately after you have played your shot, make sure you rake all visible marks left by you which includes footprints
• Rakes should be left either in or resting in the bunker after use
• Always repair your pitch marks or indentations caused by your golf ball hitting the green
• You can repair pitch marks that are on your putting line on the green but you CANNOT repair spike marks on your putting line, these can only be repaired after you have played your putting stroke

When you are on the green

• Do not walk across your fellow players putting line
• If you ball is on your fellow players putting line ask if your ball or marker is in the way and move it accordingly
• Do not stand directly behind the hole when your partners are putting, this can be distractive

Odds and ends to help you when you are on the course

• Never hit from the tee if you feel you may reach the group in front of you
• You have 5 minutes to look for possible lost balls, if in doubt always hit a provisional ball from the tee if you feel that your first tee shot might either be out of bounds or possibly very difficult to find
• Golf rules can be boring but it is worth a read when you get the chance even if it is just to make sure you know the basics of the rules of golf
• At all times respect your fellow players and do not move when they are playing a shot, a tee shot or a putt, show them the respect that you would want when you are playing your golf shots!
• Last but not least – enjoy your round of golf and the company you are playing with

Here is another article on golf course etiquette that you may also enjoy – CLICK HERE.

As always if you have any comments or feedback regarding this article enjoy your rounds of golf better do not hesitate to leave a comment below, I will be glad to respond to any responses received.

Happy golfing.
Michael

6 Responses

  1. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Carolyn,

    Thanks for your feedback about my article on how to enjoy your round of golf better it is most appreciated.

    I really I do hope that your senior golfing buddies get some real benefit out of my golfing tips for the senior golfer, here are some recent videos I put together that they may find some benefit out of too:http://bogeystobirdies.co.uk/golf-tips-for-seniors-videos/

    Thanks for your kind words its most appreciated, if any of your friends who needs golfing tips for the senior golfer please do not hesitate to point them in the direction of http://bogeystobirdies.co.uk/

    Regards,

    Michael Bogeys to Birdies “Golf Tips for the Senior Golfer”

  2. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Courtney,

    Thanks for your feedback about my article on how to enjoy your round of golf better it is most appreciated.

    I have always been a good player but never a coach, I am thinking about doing a coaching course to give me the extra ability to coach the aspiring senior golfer, I work at a golf club and even though I am not a coach I certainly help all of the senior golfing members tips and tricks to improve their game, even though I do not gain out of it in monetary terms I really enjoy doing it.

    Thanks for your kind words its most appreciated, if any of your friends who needs golfing tips for the senior golfer please do not hesitate to point them in the direction of http://bogeystobirdies.co.uk/

    Regards,

    Michael Bogeys to Birdies “Golf Tips for the Senior Golfer”

  3. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Andrejs,

    Thank you for your feedback and comments about my golf site about golfing tips for the senior golfer and especially the article on how to enjoy your round of golf better. In answer to your question do GPS tools like watches and range finders and do they improve your game – most definitely they do, they take out the guessing game for the game of golf, distances direct to the pin or flag stick makes it so much easier when you have the correct distance and these types of golfing aides can help considerably with anyone’s game, so my advise would be to invest in a GPS gadget of some sought and take it out with you onto the golf course.

    Hope this answers your question on GPS gadgets for senior golfers, if you do have any additional questions about golf tips for the senior golfer then please do not hesitate to drop me a message or comment and will gladly come back to you.

    Thanks once again for your feedback about how to enjoy your round of golf beter.

    Regards,

    Michael Bogeys to Birdies “Golf Tips for the Senior Golfer”

  4. Carolyn says:

    Hi Michael

    You may find it weird but I didn’t realise that you can actually lose your energy in the driving range… but it’s so true! I’ve seen many people hit full baskets of balls in corporate tournaments in an attempt to have a better game. They finally end up stressed and tense and feel pain on their shoulders or back. It’s sad to put so much pressure that the game isn’t fun anymore. I will certainly pass on your suggestions to my senior golfing friends and hope that your suggested routine helps them with their golf game!

    Regards,

    Carolyn

  5. Courtney says:

    Anyone wishing to learn about golf or wishing to improve his or her golf game should visit your site about golf tips for the senior golfer. Everything is easy to read and looks like its written by a coach not just a player; and if you are only a player you definitely should be a coach. A very professional and well designed site. I like the green background very much in-keeping with the game.wish you continued success. Keep up the great content about senior golfer tips it’s brilliant.

    Regards, Courtney

  6. andrejs says:

    Hi and thanks for the great post on how to enjoy your round of golf better!

    Actually, I do not consider myself as big golf fan, but most of all like to watch how Big guys play the golf game because they make it look so easy to hit the golf ball.

    I own the website about GPS navigation and related themes. A couple of months ago a post about Garmin Approach S20 GPS watch was written and posted.

    My question to you, as an avid senior golfer, how real are those GPS tools like watches and others. Does it help and improve your ability to play better at golf?

    Thanks

    Andrejs

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