How to play better golf without lessons

by Jordan on July 22, 2013

Golf lessons can be costly. That’s why you’ve come to a website searching for golf tips after all.

If you’re still fairly new to the game or struggling, you could potentially spend a lot on lessons. You may not love golf that much to want to spend the money on lessons.

But this game is damn hard without lessons. However there is a way to improve at this game on your own.

All it requires is for some practice and awareness during the practice session. What do I mean by awareness? Simply being aware of what causes your shots to do certain things.

So in essence, trial and error. What happens when the ball flies a certain way.

You should be asking yourself and becoming aware of questions like:

What made the ball fly lower?

What made it curve to the right?

What happens when I rotate my bottom so my stomach faces the target?

This is where I feel a lot of golfers could be better. If they tried to experiment with different things when practicing, they’d be able to learn more about what causes certain shots.

More often than not though, they head to the range without a plan. Aimlessly hitting ball after the ball at the range isn’t effective practice.

I surely hope you’re not one of the golfers I see doing this at the range.

If so, stop yourself now!

That’s how I leant the game. I would head to the range and learn how to hit the ball low and high. Left to right and right to left. But all the while being aware and learning what was causing the ball to do what it was doing.

I’ve adopted this trial and error method for learning to how code and build websites for my online marketing business.

I catch myself doing this on the golf course as well since I don’t have the time and money to play as much as I use too.

I surely hope you have some awareness of what your body is doing throughout your golf swing. Next time you go to the range, start hitting more shots that curve and learn what causes those shots to curve.


Jordan J. Caron is a former Canadian PGA Class A member who still wants to help golfers shoot better scores. He is also the President of Meaningful Marketing. In his downtime he likes to read, play squash and drink wine.

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