All good players will tell you that golf is a sport about feel and repeated practice. On the one hand, the feel of a natural swing and on the other, the accuracy that comes from relentless practice.
Since repetition isn't a pleasant and fun exercise, we suggest you practice all aspects of your game with other players. We have four different competitions that you can play with others to make practicing more enjoyable and hone your game under pressure.
Don't forget to stretch properly and hit a few warm up balls before practicing.
The Driving Contest
It's well known by golfers that the Driver is the club you can have the most fun with and one of the clubs that takes the longest to master. To practice playing with it and let off steam, equip yourself with a driver and a bucket of balls. Game: One after the other, players will drive from their driving range spots. The one hitting the furthest distance whilst remaining within a pre-agreed area scores 1 point. Play 10 balls each to rank yourselves by score. Whoever has the most points at the end of 10 shots wins!
The Iron Contest
Irons are used to hit medium to long distance shots, which requires the golfer to play with power and precision. Grab hold of your 6 or 7-iron and go to the driving range. Game: Select a driving range target at a location that all players can reach without having to force distance with the same club. The winner is the one who pitches it (pitch is the point of impact of the ball on the turf) the closest to the target. The first player to reach 10 points wins this second round.
The Approach Contest
Now that you've hit several full swings, let's further improve by working on your short game. An accurate pitch/chip shot will put you in an ideal position to putt and enable you to save precious strokes on the course.
The pitch/chip competition will take place on the practice green or on the driving range. Grab your wedges, let's get started!
Game: A player choose a hole or a target ten to 30 feet from their ball. The player that places their ball the closest to the hole or target wins the round and scores a point.
The first to reach 10 points wins the third round.
The Putting Contest
Responsible for over 40% of shots played on a course, putting is the golfer's most important shot. Now there’s a good reason to practice it!
The putting competition will take place on the practice putting green.
Game: The players select a hole and a starting position to putt from. If the player makes it in one stroke, he scores a point. Otherwise, he picks up his ball and moves on to the following hole. If you’re playing with three players and two of you make your putts, you each score 0.5 points. If all players make their putts, nobody scores points.
The player having scored the putt at the previous hole chooses the next hole and starts playing. The winner is the player having scored the most points at the end of the circuit.
By participating in these challenges you’ll have more fun practicing and improve your game quicker by replicating tournament day pressure.