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Embracing Your Weaknesses

Are you a golfer looking to up your game? While it’s tempting to focus on perfecting your strengths, the true path to improvement often lies in practicing the clubs you’re not good at. Here’s why:

1. Balance and Versatility: Golf is a game of variety. Mastering every club in your bag ensures you’re prepared for diverse course challenges. Hone your skills with irons, wedges, and woods alike to become a well-rounded player.
2. Confidence Boost: By dedicating time to your weaker clubs, you’ll build confidence. Knowing you can handle any situation on the course, no matter the club required, can transform your overall game mentality.
3. Risk Management: A solid game demands smart decision-making. When you’re comfortable with all clubs, you can better assess which one suits each shot. This minimizes risks and maximizes your potential to shoot lower scores.
4. Surprise Yourself: Practicing those weak spots might reveal hidden talents. You could find that with time and dedication, a once-dreaded club becomes a favorite, potentially improving your game’s fun factor.

A helpful suggestion for practice days is to use odd-numbered golf clubs on odd-numbered days and similarly, use even-numbered clubs on even-numbered days. In the case where you only have one day per week for practice, it is recommended to alternate between odd and even clubs each time.

So, instead of avoiding those irons or hybrids, embrace the challenge. Make them your allies in the pursuit of golfing excellence. Dedicate time to your weaker clubs, and you’ll soon find your overall game evolving for the better. Happy swinging!

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Tyrone Lorusso

Parkview Golf Club Head Coach
Class AAA PGA Professional