So maybe you’re more than a weekend warrior. Maybe you’re striving to get better at golf and really looking to break some scoring marks this year. If so, here are a few helpful tips to get you where you want to be, and not get frustrated during the process.

Set scoring goals that are lofty, but realistic. Don’t try to shave 10 strokes of your game in one summer, that probably isn’t going to happen unless you have some serious time to invest! Instead focus on cutting 5 strokes out. This can be accomplished with a lesson or two and some good practice time at the range. Instead of trying to break 80 or 90 or 100, work on your putting. You use your putter more than all the other clubs combined! If you can improve with the flat stick, your scorecard will reflect your efforts!

Always try to improve your game. One of the great things about golf is that there is always room to improve, no matter how good you are. Just look at the Pros, they still practice in order to get better. Be diligent, golf is not an easy game, and it’s certainly no small task to make yourself a better player, but it’s not impossible! Above all, remember that golf is just that, a game. Always try to get better, but make sure you always remember to have a good time doing so!