7 Easy Moves for a Better Game Golf isn't a game of playing better, but playing more consistently. Here are my favorite keys for repeating your best swings and short-game shots over and over again.
Before I joined the PGA Tour I'd rate the quality of my game by my good shots the big drives, the high-flying long irons and flop-shot saves. But the more I play against the best golfers in the world, the more I realize that highlight-reel swings have little to do with posting the best score possible. I've jumped more than 300 spots in the Official World Golf Rankings since 2004 if only because my game has become more consistent.
Check the stats other than driving the ball (something I've always done well), I'm in the middle of the pack in almost every stat category. This means I'm not relying too heavily on one part of my game or suffering too badly from another. I'm repeating my good swing on almost every shot. If you can add this type of consistency to your game, you'll improve faster than you ever thought possible. The first step: follow the same seven rules I do when I need to play my absolute best.