Having more fun and stepping out of your comfort zone

If you’d like to experience something different with your golf game you might like to try some of the following;

  • Hit a five iron like it’s your wedge ( high and soft landing shot that only flies about 110 metres or so)
  • Hit the ball the maximum distance with each club. Can you hit you 9 iron as far as your 5 iron?
  • Hit the ball low with each club. Can you hit the ball a few metres above the ground without thinning the shot?
  • Take a full swing and attempt to hit the ball only a few metres. This one is difficult but possible
  • Hit a huge hook shot with each club
  • Hit a massive slice with each club (some golfers don’t have much trouble with this one 🙂 )
  • Hit shots with your opposite hand (play left handed if you’re right handed)
  • Play a round of golf with one club only (a 6 iron?)

Learning to do this can only help your golf game. You’ll learn better club control and develop better shot making skills. This process should be a fun one and will allow you to break any bad habits and any limiting beliefs that you may have. Not a bad thing.

Good golfing,


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  • Artful Golfer

    Reply Reply April 9, 2008

    When I was first learning to play, I finished a horrible front nine, but was at least hitting decent wedges. I decided to play the entire back nine with my pitching wedge, even for putting. I found some creative ways to get incredible distance out of my wedge off the tee and actually made some nice putts. I came in with a 45 on the back. I’ve been meaning to play another round with just one club, but haven’t done so. I’ll try out some of your other suggestions too.

  • Cameron Strachan

    Reply Reply April 10, 2008

    Playing with one club is a great idea.

    I haven’t done it for a while, but last time I did I think I scored around 77 with a six iron. Definitely makes you improvise and learn different shots.

    Will try it again soon.


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