In our last blog, we talked about the importance of having a good home course. But how do you take the skills you acquire there and apply them to an unfamiliar course?
There are a few ways to go about this. First of all, make sure you’ve got your mental game figured out. It’s easy to let a new course psych you out, but if you keep calm and don’t panic, you can minimize errors caused by the fear of the unfamiliarity of the course.
Another big thing to work on when playing a new course for the first time is accuracy. On a new course, there will always be hazards, slopes, and other annoyances that serve to mess you up. But if your accuracy is solid, you can judge where to hit the ball and then put it right there. While you still might find yourself in a sticky situation afterwards, the odds of getting in trouble and having to perform a miracle recovery are much lower. And with a flat-wristed position, which you can learn using the Pause-N-Throw Training aid, you can greatly improve your accuracy. So the next time you want to play better on a new course, keep these tips in mind, and don’t forget to check out Pause-n-Throw!