how to break 90 in golf

1. Play Away From Trouble

Most of you shooting in the 90s will have a few "blow up" holes every round. Eliminate them by avoiding the big mistakes. Better to be in the rough than the water. Play it safe.

2. Stop Laying Up

Modern data and stats have disproved the strategy of laying up to a "comfortable" yardage. Golfers of all skill levels score better the closer they are no matter what. Just don't go for it if there's trouble!

3. Aim For The Back Of The Green

90s shooters miss short most of the time and almost never miss long. So start playing to the back of the green yardage and you'll hit a lot more greens (and hitting the green is almost always statistically better than the fringe short of the green).

4. Get Out Of Trouble In ONE Shot

When you are in a bad position (like behind trees) don't go for the hero shot and try to hit the green. Get yourself into a safe position and then try to get up and down from there. You'll gain strokes on average with this approach.

5. Know Your Average Yardages

Remember #3? Most of your misses are short so don't make that even worse by playing to your best yardage with that club. Instead, try to learn your average yardages.

6. Use The Right Clubs For You

If you're not breaking 90 but still playing blades because "they feel good" then stop. Most PGA pros don't even use blades. 

7. Stop Trying To Shape Shots

For years, golf magazines have told you to shape your shots away from trouble. The reality is that most pros just play one shot shape (their natural shot) on almost every shot unless the conditions or obstacles force them to change. Just play your natural shot.

8. Practice With Purpose

Instead of just cycling through all your clubs at the range, create challenges for yourself. Identify things you need to improve on and work on those things. Otherwise, you're just warming up, not practicing.

9. Manage Your Expectations

You're not going to hit every shot perfectly. Not even Tiger in his prime did that. So don't get down on yourself or angry after a bad shot. It only hurts your mental approach on the next shot (and makes you terrible to play with!) Click below for more...