December 3, 2019
If you play golf, there is a good chance that you have worked hard to get better at the time over your time playing. Most people who play would love to get better at the game, of course. However, there seem to be certain things that stop people time and again from improving at the game. You have probably seen some of these issues cropping up with your friends who golf with you.
Fortunately, once you start to notice the reasons that they aren’t improving, you can make sure that they don’t happen to you. You could also offer some friendly advice to those who just are not getting any better, so they can start to make improvements again.
They Give Up Because It Is Hard
Naturally, this is the number one reason that people do not improve at golf – they stop playing! This happens because people love the idea of playing, but they soon realize that it is about more than just hitting a ball. There are equal parts art and science to the game, and it will take time and dedication to understand and improve. Many people simply do not have the patience for this. They will either quit or get to a certain level and believe that’s as good as they can be.
Learning Incorrect Techniques
Another rather large problem that stops people from getting any better is starting off by learning incorrectly. They learn improper swings, grips, or stances and they believe that it is the only way to play. They believe that they aren’t doing anything wrong and the problem must be in the balls, the clubs, or the weather. These incorrect techniques eventually become ingrained in them, and it will take a lot of time to retrain once they are discovered. This will take dedication on the part of the golfer.
They Do Not Listen to Good Advice
Of course, there are also golfers who are so certain that their way is the best way that they do not listen to others who offer good advice. These golfers are likely those who have learned poor techniques, as mentioned above.
Not Enough Practice… or Too Much
Practice is important to get better and to improve your skills at every level of the game. Investing time to practice each week is important, as is remaining consistent with your work ethic on the course. However, there is such a thing as practicing too much. You need to allow your body time to heal and recover. If you don’t, you can over train and even injure yourself, which will keep you off the course for much longer.
While there are a number of factors that can stop people from getting better at golf, it does not mean that it is permanent. When you look at what is stopping those folks, or you, from improving and you are willing to make changes, you can get better. Good instruction, online or offline, can be a huge benefit.