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The Importance of Eliminating Double Bogeys

In the pursuit of lower scores and improved performance on the golf course, one key strategy stands out: minimizing double bogeys. In this edition of our newsletter, we'll explore the importance of keeping double bogeys off your scorecard and how focusing on fewer mistakes and better decision-making can lead to lower scores and greater success on the course. We have also added our version of the 'Tiger 5', which Tiger woods used to help him keep his scores as low as possible.

The Impact of Double Bogeys:

Double bogeys can have a significant impact on your overall score and momentum during a round of golf. Not only do they add strokes to your scorecard, but they can also affect your confidence and mindset, potentially leading to more mistakes and higher scores as the round progresses.

The Mistake-Reduction Mindset:

Instead of solely focusing on making more birdies, adopting a mistake-reduction mindset can lead to more consistent and lower scores. By minimizing errors, such as penalties, three-putts, and missed opportunities for up-and-downs, junior golfers can maintain momentum and capitalize on scoring opportunities when they arise.

Better Decision-Making:

Central to reducing double bogeys is better decision-making on the course. Encourage junior golfers to approach each shot with a strategic mindset, considering factors such as course

conditions, risk-reward opportunities, and their own strengths and weaknesses. Making smart decisions can help avoid unnecessary risks and costly mistakes.

Practical Strategies for Success:

Here are some practical strategies to help junior golfers eliminate double bogeys and lower their scores:

Course Management: Encourage junior golfers to develop a course management strategy that prioritizes safety and consistency over aggression. Playing to their strengths and minimizing risk can lead to more consistent results and fewer double bogeys. This is ever so hard to do, because we all like to hit that wonder shot!

Short Game Focus: Place emphasis on the short game, as this is where many double bogeys occur. Practicing chipping, pitching, and putting can help junior golfers save strokes around the green and avoid costly mistakes.

Stay Positive: Remind junior golfers to stay positive and resilient in the face of adversity. A positive attitude can help them bounce back from setbacks and stay focused on the task at hand, minimizing the impact of mistakes on their overall performance.

Our Tiger 4 is set out to help you achieve the lowest possible score for your round, if you can ask yourself after a round these questions, and answer none to any of them, we guarantee you will see lower scores appear;

  1. How many penalty shots did you have?

  2. How many major errors/decisions did you make?

  3. How many 3 putts inside 30 feet?

  4. Did you take more than 3 shots from inside 30 yards?

Closing Thoughts:

As junior golfers strive to improve their scores and reach their full potential on the course, the importance of eliminating double bogeys cannot be overstated. By focusing on mistake reduction, better decision-making, and maintaining a positive mindset, junior golfers can lower their scores, build confidence, and enjoy greater success on the course.

If you have any questions or would like further guidance on minimizing double bogeys and improving your game, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to support you every step of the way.

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