I would like to welcome you to the world of golf. Watching golf on TV can be very deceptive as the action only focuses on the best players in that given week. We see players holing a 20-footer, sticking it to 6 feet from 160m out, and holing a 15m bunker shot. The action cuts all the time to Pros playing amazing shots. What we don’t see is how many fairways and greens they miss and how much they scramble to save par.
What the Pros are good at is compounding shots and scores. In the pages that follow I have compiled statistics and data which will give you a realistic perspective on the game of golf and help you manage your expectations. This will help you to be kind and objective toward yourself and it will also enable you to work on a plan based on small incremental changes for long term improvement.