Having a hard time breaking 80? There comes a time you get good enough at golf and 80 becomes that hard to reach goal. If you surveyed 20 different expert golfers how to break 80, I’m pretty sure you would get 20 totally different answers. Hopefully we can bring a solution that can help you.
As normal, in a round of golf, a player will make all different types of shots. From driving to putting to all the other shots in between. If you want to be able to break 80, you have to be able to master your tee shots. Just so you know, for the purposes of this article, the tee shots mentioned are taken off the tee with any club, anything from a driver to a pitching wedge if necessary..
Lots of golfers lose many strokes off the tee and this stops them from being able to break, much less reach 80.
Think about this: You only need a few bad shots off the tee to ruin your total score. If you have a hard slice that ends up in the deep woods, you’re easily setting yourself up for bogey at best when you come to the end of the hole. If 80 is the number you want to reach, you have to get considerably better with your tee shots.
While getting good at perfecting your tee shots one of your focus points should be achieving controlled distance. That’s the only way you’re going to set yourself up for eagles on par 5 holes, and birdies on the other ones. This is necessary if you want to get your score in the 70s range.
Here are a few more tips for making the best of your tee shots:
Take out some time to practice your tee shots. It’s good to experiment so you can find out what approach works best for you.
Try out different tee heights. Start off setting the tee high, and then bring it down to medium and low. . The lower the tee, the more control it will give you.
One more tip that can help you break 80 is to try out different grip levels with your club. When you lower your hands on the shaft, you can gain some more added control and this in turn will allow for faster adjustments on your swing.
You should start a new practice routine with all of your tee clubs, even those that you would use on a short par-3. It’s an important skill to be able to hit off the tee with any club depending on the distance you have in front of you.
Lots of golfers that are at the point where they’re close to breaking 80 end up using the bigger 460 cc drivers. This isn’t a problem, but you have to realize that it takes time to be able to use these heavier clubs, so that means many more trips to the practice range.
It’s good to understand that it’s not only about adding distance on the tee, but also about maintaining control. You may be able to hit the ball long, but if breaking 80 is your goal, you need to avoid those trouble spots that will end up costing you some extra strokes. Control dwarfs distance in more situations than not.
Be patient while you take on this process of hitting off the tee. It won’t happen from one day to the next, but with the right determination you’ll be able to consistently bring your score down. One day you may realize that you don’t need to know how to break 80 because you’re already doing it.