Breaking 90 Article

We always hear how the majority of our game is played within 100 metres from the green, but how many golfers actually know by how much it is affecting their overall scores?confused golfer

To play ‘bogey’ golf, IE… 1 over per hole which will see you shooting around 90, the following should occur on most holes:

Par 3’s:
TEE SHOT finishes safely within 100 metres from the green
CHIP or PITCH finishes on the green
2 PUTTS for a bogey 4

Par 4’s:
TEE SHOT in play
SECOND SHOT finishes safely within 100 metres from the green
CHIP or PITCH finishes on the green
2 PUTTS for a bogey 5

Par 5’s:   
TEE SHOT in play
SECOND SHOT finishes safely
THIRD SHOT finishes within 100 metres from the green
CHIP or PITCH finishes on the green
2 PUTTS for a bogey 6

To help you break 90, playing the ‘100m Par 3 Game’ during your round, you may realize how much your short game is affecting your scores.  Simply keep a separate scorecard and record your Par 3 score from the first shot you play from inside 100 metres until your ball is holed out on each hole.  Recording your putts each hole will also assist in tracking your short game statistics.

Ideally, you should be playing the ball onto the green whenever you are inside 100 metres and then two putting at worst for a par of 3.  This should be your first goal in your quest of breaking 90.

The Par 3 Game will take the pressure off your game while you are playing.  Understanding you don’t need to hit the miracle shot or get it close every time to score well that simply keeping the ball in play, getting it onto the green and two putting will improve your scores.  Any bad shots, which sometimes happen, should be negated by the times you can hit the green from outside 100 metres or 1 putting which saves a shot.

How to analyze your ‘100m Par 3 Game’ scorecard…

The Par 3 Scorecard

The Par 3 Scorecard

Add up your score and amount of putts you’ve had.

If you have had any more than 36 putts then PUTTING is your first lesson.

If you’ve had less than 36 putts but shot more than 54 then CHIPPING(tip coming soon) & PITCHING is your first lesson.

If you’ve had less than 36 putts and less than 54 total then you need to analyze your IRONS & WOODS play.

Working on Short Game

Working on Short Game

 

Having a plan to improve your game is crucial to lowering your scores.  Being able to analyze your game so you can come up with a plan is a vital step that will help your build your practice plan.

 

Willow
Director of Golf & Coaching @ Rossdale Golf Club
Director of Golf & Coaching
Rossdale Golf Club
Aspendale, VIC. Australia

P: (03) 9580 4763

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One Response so far.

  1. Jim says:

    This is a great idea for improved focus and also knowing when to go for the green. My first outing I scored 52 with 33 putts but I think the determination to nail ‘par’ inside 100m helped that.
    Thanks for a great method to help develop my game.