“Why am I not as good on the course as I am on the range?” is something that comes up all the time! In short, you shouldn’t be, so stop expecting that.
For example, if you go to the range 3x a week and play on the course 1x per week throughout a month, that’s about 12 range sessions and 4 on course sessions. Which do you think you will be better at? Something you did 12 times or 4 times? Stop getting mad because you’re not as good on the course as you are on the range. You shouldn’t be! Not until you spend the same or more time on the course as the range. Even then, the range is inherently easier. Perfect lie, less time between shots, no consequences, etc. PGA/LGPA Tour Players are ON course 5-6 days per week when they are playing.
I understand it is not easy and feasible for us to play more golf on a regular basis, but again, the point is to not beat yourself up so much when you don’t perform ONCE per week! 🙂
The golf season is winding down, so I encourage all of you to get out and play as much as you can before we have to put the clubs away for the season.
Have fun, Matt Truong