Golf can be a remarkably counterintuitive game. We’re taught to perform the same technique repeatedly to gain proficiency as a ball striker. But what if going completely off the script and doing the complete opposite of what you usually do can make you a better player?
In this article, I will introduce you to a practice method that I think can add a lot of value to your sessions. It’s not something that you have to do all the time, but adding small doses of it to your regiment here and there can provide many benefits, especially when you are struggling with controlling your ball flight.
A couple of years ago, I was invited to play in the Goslings Invitational Tournament in Bermuda. Before the tournament began, we had a pro-am on Monday. I was paired with two athletes I had watched on TV for years, and another golfer who (as luck would have it) was a follower of the site.
Needless to say, I was a little more nervous than usual before the round. I felt a lot of pressure to play well that week because the guy who invited me (now a close friend) used one of his invites on the premise that I was supposed to be a pretty good player. Also, I had never played golf with any celebrity before, so that threw me for a little bit of a loop.
Unfortunately, after not having played in over a month, my swing was really out of whack. Typically, if I’m struggling, it will be with hooking the ball because my swing path is very in-to-out. For the first six holes, I was hitting duck hooks and completely dumbfounded. Luckily, my teammate, a former Cy-Young Winner, carried me in our match with 330-yard drives and birdies.
I decided to do the only thing I could think of with embarrassment mounting – try to hit a huge slice. So before each shot, I used a drill that a friend of mine had given me years ago. I pointed my feet towards the target and rehearsed an extremely exaggerated out-to-in swing path. Perhaps I looked foolish, but it worked like magic and saved the rest of the round (and week).
In reality, what the drill was doing was shifting my swing path. What felt like a huge “slice swing” was really moving my in-to-out swing back into what I would call “functional territory.”
The most common complaint amongst golfers is that they want more consistency. But in reality, most players are remarkably consistent with how they deliver the golf club. This could be any of the following categories:
For example – I draw the ball, typically deloft the club, have a shallow angle of attack with irons, and strike the heel when I’m struggling.
Over time, our tendencies can get extreme. Becoming a better golfer entails fighting those extremes and getting back to the aforementioned “functional territory.” I’ve found that doing the exact opposite, or “fighting fire with fire,” can help neutralize the problem.
The best place to start is knowing your tendencies. You can measure your impact location, work with a teaching professional, use a shot-tracking system, or even use a launch monitor to understand the inclinations in your swing.
Luckily, this practice method is pretty simple. The goal is to get you to do a little self-exploration and get outside of your comfort zone. Broadly speaking, I want you to do the exact opposite of what you seem to struggle with.
Here are a few examples:
While I can’t account for all of your results, I think many of you will see some interesting things happen when you do this. Going back and forth between practicing extremes and then trying to hit the ball “normally” might reduce many of the problems you have in your swing.
Overall, the reason I like this kind of practice is that it helps build your skill. Too many golfers try to fit into some model swing and make their technique look a certain way. However, what’s most important is your inherent skills as a ball-striker – not what it looks like.
In 2005, after playing competitive golf at the junior and NCAA level, I stopped playing the game entirely for around eight years. Like many young people building a career, I moved to a city where I found golf inconvenient and, quite frankly, unaffordable. When I returned to the game, I felt like a character in a movie that has been suddenly transported to the future—everything seemed at once familiar and utterly foreign. Elite golfers were armed with new equipment and new strategies – even a new understanding of the physics underpinning the flight of the ball.
Golf had changed—and of course, I had changed, too. I’m 40 now—with a much different body and brain than when I was 20. I recently discovered a quote attributed to the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, which is apt: “No man fishes the same river twice, for it is not the same river, nor is he the same man.”
Here are the main differences that I now navigate as a middle-aged golfer.
My absence from the game coincided with the rise of big data and analytics—first in finance and then eventually in everything else. For golf, the data revolution involved tracking and analyzing millions of shots hit on the PGA tour via a system called ShotLink. As far as I can tell, the main insight from all this data wrangling is that golf is really, exceptionally, excruciatingly hard, even for the best players in the world.
When I was in college, I expected to hit every iron on the green, every wedge shot to within a 10-foot radius, and hole every putt inside six feet. The stats from ShotLink show how foolhardy these expectations were, particularly for me, a bench-warmer on an Ivy League golf team. From 150 yards in the fairway, PGA tour players miss the green on one out of four attempts. From 110 yards in the fairway, they hit it outside ten feet the vast majority of the time (74.6 percent of the time, to be precise). Even the best putters in the world can expect to miss a six-footer a third of the time.
I find stats like these both dispiriting and liberating. It’s depressing to think that even highly talented athletes who dedicate their entire professional life to the game still basically suck a significant portion of the time—what hope is there for a weekend warrior such as I? The great American psychologist B.F. Skinner discovered long ago that the most addicting thing you can offer lab rats or humans is unpredictable rewards. That’s exactly what you’re guaranteed in golf. No matter how hard you practice—no matter how good you get—you will sometimes get positive reinforcement and sometimes get punched in the face. There is no way to predict when it’s going to happen. It can be incredibly infuriating—and addicting.
But now that I have internalized this —now that I’ve seen the stats and faced the cold-hard truth—I feel unshackled from unrealistic expectations and the self-punishment that follows when such expectations are violated by reality. Sure, it still hurts my ego when I dump a 150-yard approach into a front bunker, or three-putt from 40 feet, or miss the green from 90 yards. But it soothes my ego to know that even PGA pros do all of these things—and not infrequently, either. My self-talk shifts from “you suck!” to “ golf is hard.” I enjoy the game more than I ever have because I can shrug off bad shots as just part of the experience of playing golf. And when I hit a truly great shot—say, when I hit the green from outside of 230 yards—I celebrate the outcome more because I know how rare it is. Golf is essentially unconquerable. I love the game even more now that I have accepted this.
Throughout my junior career, I had been told that the path of the golf club at impact determines what direction the ball starts, and the face determines where it finishes. To hit a fade, the right-handed golfer should aim his clubface at the target, and then swing left. That’s totally intuitive—and totally incorrect. In fact, launch monitors have shown that the alignment of the clubface at impact mostly determines the direction that the ball starts, and the relationship between the face’s aim and the club’s path is what determines how much it curves and where it finishes. What this means in practice is that to hit a fade, your clubface needs to be closed to the target at impact (how much is determined by the path).
This may sound technical and wonky, but it is hugely important for golfers struggling to fix a recurring miss. In the past, if I was over-doing a fade, I would try to move my path more to the left, because I (incorrectly) believed that this would start the ball further left. Of course, all this was doing was making my problem worse—it caused the ball to start on the same line and just slice more. Does understanding this mean I hit fewer bad shots? I doubt it. But at least now I can figure out the root cause of those bad shots—and adjust more quickly.
I have to marvel at how the golf community got the ball flight laws so wrong for so long. This isn’t quantum physics. It’s stuff Newton could have figured out centuries ago. Yet, as is so often the case, common sense overrode science until it could no longer resist.
When I grew up playing golf, elite golfers fetishized a “good” golf swing. It was the Leadbetter/Faldo era when instructors felt they were closing in on the “right way” to swing. Today, I sense that elite golfers are less concerned about how their swing looks and more concerned about impact conditions—the “moment of truth” when ball and club connect. I know one competitive golfer who doesn’t even send video to his swing coach, only numbers from his launch monitor (e.g., “hey coach: 1.9 degrees up, 2.8 degrees left, face to path 1.5R, 2145 rpm. What do you think?”). I remember obsessing over my takeaway and backswing in college. For many instructors today, the club’s position in the backswing really is an afterthought. Who cares? Just make a turn and rip it.
Elite golfers today have a similar disregard for the “swing easy” ethos of my era. This is obvious off the tee, when golfers are being taught to feel as if they are explosively jumping off the ground with their front foot through impact, which leads to more clubhead speed. Even “control” players like Francesco Molinari have learned that they will get better results by swinging full bore with their driver—a strategy he used to tame Carnoustie at the Open Championship two years ago.
In my youth, long-hitters were treated derisively as meatheads—“the woods are full of long hitters,” was a common way of dismissing golfers with speed. The “smart” golfers were the “tacticians” who laid short of hazards and picked their way around the golf course. So it’s ironic—but perhaps inevitable—that it was math nerds who overturned this misconception by crunching “strokes-gained” data provided by ShotLink. And what they found was that the meatheads were the ones playing smart: with only a few exceptions, the best way to improve your score is to just send it.
It’s difficult to describe how unnerving it is to adopt this new approach to the game. I still feel uncomfortable hitting drivers on hard holes in competition—not to mention swinging at full bore. To do so goes against everything instructors I grew up respecting and admiring taught me—including my father. I feel like an old Communist apparatchik during the Cold War who has defected to the West. I can see a better way of living all around me, I can even adopt the local customs, but I know I will always feel slightly uncomfortable—and I will never lose a conflicted fondness for the life that I have left behind.
But isn’t that true of aging, generally—that we begin to feel more and more as if we are strangers in a foreign land? Or that we no longer belong as a new generation comes through? It is misguided loyalty to the past to fight inevitable change. You may know these types at the golf course—they are the ones giving the 17-year-old high school hotshot a lecture about the “right way” to play the golf course even as the 17-year-old is setting new course records.
One of golf’s great gifts to me in recent years is that it has shown me a more graceful and enjoyable way to age. “Old men ought to be explorers,” the poet T.S. Eliot wrote, and what I think he meant is that we should never stop learning and growing and taking delight in each new step forward, even if it takes us further from what we find familiar and comfortable. Now when I step on to the tee—even on a tough par 4—I reach back and hit it as hard as I can. With my hunching shoulders, graying hair, and sagging belly, I’m sure I look a bit ungainly to the 17-year-olds I often compete against. But I don’t care. For as I watch the ball fly out into the blue abyss, in that split second of uncertainty all golfers share as they look up to see what direction their ball is headed, I feel that old sensation in the veins once more, that lightning rush of discovery and fear which is the defining feature of youth.
Eben Harrell is an editor, writer and competitive amateur golfer who splits his time between Colorado and Scotland.
I’ve been playing golf for close to 25 years now. As I learn more and more about the game, there are lessons “hiding in plain sight” that I wish I knew when I was first taking up the game.
In this article, I’d like to explore a concept that eluded me for a long time. While I grasp its significance now, it’s not something I’m perfect at. But like anything else in golf, I want to get better little by little over time. I think this basic framework can help you tremendously.
When we play golf, tons of moments feel connected. As you tally up your score, you can’t help but think how the tee shot on the 3rd hole really changed how the day went. Even while you’re in the heat of the battle, it’s hard not to think about what happened on previous holes, or how the shot at hand might affect future results.
Without getting too philosophical, this game tugs at your brain from opposite directions. The past and the future want to influence your decisions. However, I’ve found that it’s best to evaluate this game as a series of independent decisions.
Every time you approach the ball on the golf course, there is a new situation to evaluate. Even if you’ve played the same course 100 times, the wind, temperature, turf conditions, and how your swing feels that day are all variables to contend with. That’s the beauty of golf – every day is different.
Once your round has started, your mind begins to fight against the past. If things are going poorly, your negative emotions may start to carry over. Perhaps you’ll get a little more aggressive with your line off the tee, or start hunting at a pin you know you have no business attacking.
Conversely, if you’re off to a hot start, your brain can start playing different tricks on you. To preserve your good fortunes, you might play a little too safely, and even start changing your technique.
Either way, no matter how strong your mental game is, prior results can weigh heavily on a golfer’s mind as they evaluate the shot at hand.
As it pertains to strategy, golfers often let the future influence their decisions. One of the hardest things to do is not make decisions in the present that are affected by “wishful thinking” of your future self. To illustrate what I mean, I’ll go through a couple of scenarios with tee shots and approach shots.
Golfers often try to favor one side of the fairway to get a better “angle” into the green based on pin position. For a long time, I subscribed to this belief myself. As I learn more about the game and seeing top-level statistics from all skill levels, I have yet to find any convincing argument for why it’s a good idea.
For starters, take a look at this image compiled by Lou Stagner:
The image is a visual representation of about 90,000 shots hit on the PGA Tour with pins on the left-hand side of the green and the right. The numbers represent whether players are gaining or losing strokes by landing the ball in certain parts of the fairway or rough based on the pin position. For example, from 125-149 yards, a player who lands the shot in the right rough to a pin situated on the green’s left side is losing .07 strokes to his competitors (indicated by the negative number).
While the image might be a bit confusing to some of you, let me summarize some of its key findings:
So if PGA Tour players can’t gain any advantage with a better angle into a pin, why should you? Wait, it gets even better…
A typical tour player has about a 65-70 yard wide dispersion pattern with their driver. In my own testing, I saw the same dispersion, which you can view in this article. With a shot distribution that wide and a typical fairway being around 30-32 yards on tour, how could they possibly keep it on one side with regularity?
For golfers who don’t hit the ball that far off the tee, their dispersion patterns start to narrow. But it’s nearly impossible for any golfer on the planet to land the ball consistently on one side of a fairway (let’s say a 10-15 yard target). As my friend Scott Fawcett says, you’re not out there with a sniper rifle; you have a shotgun in your hands. Don’t expect precision off the tee (or just about anywhere else).
Getting back to my original point – when you do start worrying too much about your approach shot (the future) before you’ve even hit your tee shot, you are likely going to make some mental errors.
My basic strategy off of the tee, which is based on plenty of statistics I’ve analyzed, and my own data, is that you should try to hit the ball as far as possible while avoiding big trouble. That basic framework can help you lower your scores.
A concept like playing for the better angle on your approach shot might make sense theoretically. But it’s virtually impossible to gain strokes over the long run because, for every angle that you do gain, you are likely bringing trouble into the play. Worse, if you do gain the angle, it’s not really an advantage! As I’ve said before, being a gambler on the golf course doesn’t work.
That’s why every time I tee it up on a hole, I am *trying* (I’m not perfect) to remove the allure of gaining a favorable spot in the fairway, and not thinking about the future.
For those of you who have read Practical Golf for years, you are more than familiar with my belief that chasing pins is a losing strategy. This is another battle between your “current self” and your “future self” on the course.
I know what you all want, and I want it too. It’s a glorious feeling to watch your approach shots float at the pin and then drain that birdie putt. Sadly, it’s unrealistic to expect.
Similar to chasing angles off the tee, trying to land the ball close to the pin does not work for two reasons:
I’ve often cited this stat from the PGA Tour, and it’s always worth repeating. In the fairway from 100 – 125 yards, tour players average about 20 feet from the hole. Despite what announcers tell you, even they can’t place the ball next to the pin.
On average, a tour player will only make 15% of their putts from 20 feet. A golfer who averages about 90 will be about 6%.
This combination of proximity with approach shots and putting difficulty is why birdies are not very common. The average PGA Tour player made 3.69 birdies per round in 2020. For recreational players with handicaps outside of the low single-digit range, birdies are almost non-existent (sorry to burst your bubble).
Overall, the desire to have those short birdie putts (future thinking) puts your present self in a bad situation. That’s exactly why I tell almost every golfer this boring strategy will lower your handicap.
Simple concepts that are almost too good to be true often raise eyebrows, and what I’m discussing in this article is no different. Of course, nothing I’ve said here is difficult to understand (or at least that’s my hope). The separation value in golf will always be discipline and execution.
If you can get better at not letting the past and future effect each shot’s decisions, you will become a better golfer. However, it’s worth noting that you will fail at this many times, even if you’re committed to this philosophy. I still do.
While I only discussed a couple of scenarios, it pertains to all parts of the game. Recovery shots, wedge play, putting – they are all tests. When you hit an errant tee shot, will you let the disappointment (past) and desire to save par (future) affect your target and club selection? Or will you analyze the situation without emotion and choose the optimal decision for the shot at hand.
I want you to give this concept some thought and think about how it applies to all the situations you’ve faced in recent rounds. I also encourage you to continue the conversation with other golfers in this thread in our community. I believe this is a problem that we can help each other solve.
There are scores of golf courses to choose from in and around the Atlanta metro area, but none can compare to the sublime setting at Cobblestone Golf Course.
Love life at the lake? Zip up I-75 about 30 minutes north of Atlanta and you’ll arrive at one of the most scenic public courses in Georgia. Cobblestone Golf Course features 18 holes, 8 of which border and overlook scenic and quiet Lake Acworth.
Cobblestone Golf Course is owned by Cobb County and operated by Bobby Jones Links. It holds a reputation as one of Georgia’s best municipal golf experiences since it opened in 1993 and was later fully renovated in 2013. Designed by Ken Dye, the course has four sets of tees from 5,400 yards up front to a 6,759-yard championship box and is a past venue for PGA Tour qualifying.
You don’t have to be a pro golfer to compete at Cobblestone Golf Course, however. The Men’s Golf Association is 120 members strong and conducts monthly tournaments and is always welcoming new golfers.
The 4th hole at Cobblestone is an early standout: A 313-yard dogleg right that hugs the lake from tee to green. The 16th, meanwhile, is one of three par 3s that border the lake.
“Oh my.. the course today was the best I’ve ever seen it,” wrote Golf Advisor reviewer ‘KyleSalone’ in their September, 2020 review. “Green and lush, very well manicured and the greens? Incredible.”
Cobblestone also features a full practice facility and teaching academy, as well as plenty of room for outings and events. You don’t have to travel far at all from Atlanta to find a peaceful and affordable golf escape.
If you want to have the most extensive knowledge of course layouts and yardages to various points on each hole, premium GPS watches have become powerful companions. Recently, SkyGolf released their SkyCaddie LX5
GPS watch and is now one of the top contenders in this category.
Essentially, they took all of the features from their SX500
handheld GPS, my favorite GPS overall, and shrunk them into a wrist-sized device. On paper, the SkyCaddie LX5 seems like a no brainer as the best GPS watch out there. However, based on my testing, there are a few tradeoffs you have to accept, which help to decide between the LX5 and the Garmin Approach S62 (my previous pick as the best overall golf GPS watch).
In this review, I’ll explain what I love most about this watch, and make you aware of a couple of minor setbacks that I noticed.
Technology is always changing, but I can comfortably say that the SkyGolf LX5 GPS Watch has the best visuals in this category right now.
The combination of HD graphics, bright screen, and in-depth hole layouts make this watch a course manager’s dream come true.
You can expect to have crystal-clear layouts of each hole, with the ability to pick specific targets to see your yardages. These features are available on other watches like the Garmin Approach S62 and Voice Caddie G1. However, I would give the edge to the LX5.
SkyGolf is the only company that walks each course to verify yardages (we’ll get to the cost factor later). Other companies have various means of collecting golf course data, and to be honest, I haven’t had too many issues with competing GPS providers, but you should know that their methods are the most “robust” in the industry.
Another feature of the SkyCaddie LX5
that sets it apart is what they call IntelliGreen imagery. You’ll get a much more detailed view of each green that includes contours, false fronts, and mounds. Also, you easily select any point on the green and see exact yardages.
Overall, they’ve knocked it out of the park with the visuals. Similar to other watches in this category, you can also track your score and basic stats like fairways hit, greens in regulation, and total putts.
I’ve tested enough products at this point to know that there are always inevitable tradeoffs. If you want a bright, powerful display, it will consume more battery life.
One feature I did not like about the LX5 is that the screen automatically goes into what’s called dim mode rather quickly (the screen goes completely dark). You can change this to as long as 30 seconds, but I found it to be a bit of a nuisance. Every time I wanted to check a yardage, I had to touch the screen and wait for it to turn on. Sometimes I needed to do it several times before hitting a shot.
As someone who is a fast player and often plays with other quick golfers, this was an annoyance for me. Every other watch I’ve tested always has the screen on, and it was a noticeable difference. Unfortunately, you can’t disable this feature because it would likely drain the battery too quickly. This might not be a problem for every golfer, but it is something you should be aware of.
I would say you can only expect to get one round, perhaps two rounds out of the watch before you need to charge it. This was a bit shorter than its top competitor, the Garmin Approach S62, which you can get almost three rounds out of in one charge.
Also, the watch did get stuck a few times changing holes and buzzes your wrist to ask you if you are finished with a hole. This was another feature that felt like a mild annoyance even if you did turn on the auto-advance setting.
Premium Golf GPS watches are starting to go beyond just functionality on the course. The LX5 also has the following capabilities:
SkyGolf does have a different pricing structure than other companies. When you purchase most GPS products, you don’t have to pay an ongoing fee. But since SkyGolf does have their courses manually mapped, they do charge annual fees for most of their products.
Fortunately, the LX5 does come with a three-year subscription included. But if you do plan on keeping the watch over the long haul, that should be a consideration.
When I saw the list of features on the LX5, I had high expectations and figured it would be the outright best premium golf GPS watch. That throne has long been held by Garmin with their Approach S60
and now the S62.
In terms of visuals and features, it ranks #1. But I was a little disappointed by the auto-dimming feature, shorter battery life, and issues with changing holes. They’re not deal-breakers, but they should be considerations when you purchase.
So if you want the best, you’re going to be choosing between the LX5 and the Garmin Approach S62. I would say Garmin wins the battle in overall usability, but the LX5 has a slightly more robust set of features.
If you do want to save some money, you should also consider the Voice Caddie G1.
Overall, SkyGolf did an excellent job with the LX5 GPS Watch. It has the best display, yardage features, and if you’re OK with a couple of small tradeoffs with usability, I think you’ll love the watch. You can check the lowest price on Amazon here
Strategy is one of the topics that fascinates me most about golf because it combines multiple disciplines – expectation management, mental discipline, and numerical analysis. I also love course management (another word for strategy) because it’s a way for golfers of all levels to lower their scores without changing their swing. Almost all players have something to gain by sharpening up their decision-making skills.
As someone who has spent a little time in casinos, I happen to see tons of parallels between golf and gambling. Many of the forces working against you in blackjack or roulette are also preventing you from shooting your lowest scores. In this article, I’ll explain why the two are so related, and how you can stop becoming the gambler and be more like the casino as it pertains to your golf game.
In my twenties, my friends and I loved to head to casinos. We’d often joke that the best feeling was when you first got on the floor because the night was filled with so many possibilities. But we all knew the pit in your stomach all too well when the house took all of your money.
One memory in particular always stands out. A friend of mine, who is probably one of the smartest guys I know, walked to the blackjack table with an envelope stacked with $2,000 and an ironclad strategy. Thirty minutes later it was all gone. His experience is probably quite similar to many of yours – when things started going badly his betting became more erratic and emotional. Before he knew it, all of his chips were gone.
The great philosopher Mike Tyson sums it up in one of his most famous quotes, “everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.”
The interesting thing about gamblers and golfers is that they behave almost exactly the same way when adversity first strikes. How many of you head to the course with optimism for how your round will turn out? More importantly, how many of you know how easy it is to abandon your strategy when things start off poorly?
Casinos always win in the long run because the games they design have odds that are stacked against gamblers even if they play with perfect strategy. On top of that, their real edge is how irrational people become when they start losing. While golf isn’t exactly the same, many players stack the odds against themselves with their decision making and inability to control their emotions. The gambler mentality makes a challenging game that much more difficult.
I know this vicious cycle all too well, and one of my main goals with Practical Golf is to help you avoid it as much as possible.
The good news is that you can stack the odds in your favor and start becoming more like a casino in your golf game. You might “lose money” here and there, but in the long run, you’ll be happy with the results.
If you want to become a better golfer and be more like the house, then two things need to occur as it pertains to strategy:
Here’s where the casino metaphor starts to diverge a bit. Blackjack dealers have a clear set of rules of how they are going to play the game. If they deviate, hundreds of cameras above their heads will know immediately, and they will lose their jobs. Their task is quite simple (other than having to sit through thousands of people losing money).
Golfers have a more complex chore because they are never taught how to play the game optimally from a strategic perspective. Additionally, each shot is a new set of circumstances, and it will challenge them to not only select the optimal strategy but have the discipline to do it. The inner gambler is always lurking, telling you to go for it, when perhaps in that situation it’s best to play the smart shot.
What’s even more difficult, is that there are so many myths out there as to what is considered conservative or aggressive, and what is the right decision. The more I learn, the more I think those terms are less helpful. Fortunately, modern golf statistics have helped clarify what the right choices are in many scenarios if you want to give yourself the best chance at posting the lowest score.
For example, I was always under the impression that hitting driver on most holes was inherently an aggressive move, and would often retreat to safer clubs thinking it would help keep my scores lower. However, my mind changed quite a bit on that topic thanks to the work of people like Mark Broadie.
If you are interested in playing golf less like a gambler, and more like the casino, then learning the proper rules is the first step. Thankfully, it’s not all that complicated. The challenging part will be having the discipline to stick with the plan during your rounds.
Over the years, I’ve written a lot about strategy on this site. At the end of this article, I’ll share a list of cornerstone articles that I think will point you in the right direction on how to choose the right clubs and targets in various situations on the course.
If you’re interested in having a more comprehensive learning experience, then I would direct you to a friend of mine, Scott Fawcett. He is one of the top minds in the emerging field of golf statistics, and his DECADE system is used by many elite amateurs and tour players. Recently, he introduced DECADE Foundations, which is geared more towards recreational players. Many readers have gone through the program and given me positive feedback, which is not surprising because the material is that good.
If you’re interested in a sneak peek, you can watch the video below. Also, if you purchase through this link you can get a $25 discount.
In addition, here is a list of articles that I think can help you make better decisions during your rounds. If you stick to the plan, I can pretty much guarantee you that your scores will drop. I’ve gotten countless emails from readers telling me their handicaps have lowered significantly by following just a few of these rules. The best part is that you don’t need to be perfect either; you just need to form a habit of making better decisions more often.