Golf Tips for Seniors

Golf Tips for Seniors

So, you’ve finally made it to your golden years as a senior golfer. You’ve worked your butt off for decades and now you can finally spend the years ahead playing the game you love.
The only problem? Aging can negatively impact our game. Whether it’s loss of flexibility in your swing. Not hitting the ball as far as you used to or your stamina being put out – there are a number of ways that senior golfers can feel put out.
Play From The Correct Tees

Moving to senior tees can be a tough move for every golfer as it implies your game is weakening. It’s not, you are just getting older.

Playing fold from the senior tees is not at all cheating or demeaning.  This is what makes the game fair.

Don’t put an age or time frame on this decision, just base it on how far you are hitting the ball. or – perhaps more importantly – how much you are enjoying your golf.

Every golfer wants to maintain their handicap and enjoy golf. Moving up a tee provides a simple solution.

Keep A True And Honest Handicap

Last but not least on our list of golf tips for seniors is keeping a true and honest handicap. In fact, this is a tip that does not only apply to senior golfers; it applies to all golfers.

The only correct way to know if you are getting better or worse at the game of golf is if you keep an honest score.

Miss a short putt, count it. Flub a chip shot, count it. The first drive out of bounds, count it.

If you don’t count these, you will shoot a terrible 88 one day and an incredible 86 the next, but the scores won’t give you the real story.

Although high golf scores are ugly, they can tell you a lot about your game and what you need to work on to improve. Be honest on the golf course, and only good things will happen for your golf game.

Lower Your Expectations
Time to let go of what you used to be able to do, this time might have gone. Don’t make the wrong choices taking on shots that are no longer in your bag.
Instead, engage your experience and brains as tools of strength in your decision-making to cut potential errors. They will overcome any physical limitations that creep up as a senior golfer.
Forget birdies, get rid of bad holes. It is far easier to prevent large scores on holes than it is to shoot for birdies.
If you play smart and have only bogies and maybe a par or two, BOOM – you just shot in the ’80s and are in the top 10% of all golfers in the world. Sounds easy!
Winning golf is a matter of who makes the least mistakes, not who makes the greatest shots. Always remember this.
Part of being a senior golfer is accepting you are a senior golfer, the perfect lead in to our final section.

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