Practice, Practice, Practice
If you have the proper fundamentals and, in some cases, the proper training, you will make huge improvements if you practice what you are taught. But what if you are a beginner when it comes to the game of golf, or what if you are just a recreational or weekend golfer? What if you don't have a lot of time to practice? What should you focus on? Those can be difficult questions to answer because each person is different and unique. But in my opinion, you should focus on having a golf swing that is dependable and repeatable. How do you that?
Improve Your Score With Lessons
I have seen a lot of self taught athletes in almost every sport. Some people are just athletic and natural when it comes to sports and they can thrive on their own. However, the majority of us are not as lucky. I'm not trying to be rude, I'm just stating the facts. This is especially true when it comes to the golf swing for example. You can practice your swing all you want, but you may actually be hurting your golf game rather than improving it. The reason for this is because your golf swing may feel correct to you and it may produce some good results most of the time, but I'm sure your swing still has flaws. It is hard to judge your swing because you really can't tell how you swinging.
Instead of spending money on the next few rounds of golf, save it and then find a good local professional to give you a few lessons about the golf swing. Really pay attention to the methods that he or she uses to help you to have a good grip at address, how to have a balanced take away, how to have a backswing that is on plane, how to get your clubhead square at impact, and how to have a smooth, balanced follow through. If you concentrate on each one of these areas of the golf swing, then you will be able to take what you have learned to the practice range. Then, and only then, will you have something to truly practice on. Your golf range practice sessions will be more concentrated and you will begin to see improvement in your golf score.
Practice With a Purpose Will Cause Improvements
So just to summarize, if you are not a gifted golfing athlete, then consider taking a few golf lessons involving your golf swing. Take the lessons, with the hope of remembering what and how you were taught, so that you can effectively practice your golf game. Improvements in your golf score will come in time, if, you practice, practice, practice, but with a purpose, purpose, purpose. Good luck, enjoy your golf game and continue to improve, improve, improve.