being able to lower your score without any formal pga golf instruction
or physical practice. No hitting golf balls, no practice
putting green, no golf lessons. Using the principles of Probable
Golf, you can do just that. All you need to do is
improve in a different aspect of the game of which most are
not even aware. Not to say that you can achieve your
potential by focusing only on what is presented throughout
this site. Of course you need to improve your golf swing
and short game skills. But, with what is offered here, you
can make significant improvements to your golf game. More
detailed golf instruction is available through the Order
Do you consider yourself to be a good golfer? Are you able to
perform well under pressure? Are you ready and willing to take
your game to the next level?
You may have answered yes to only
the last question. If you answered yes to all three, the last
was probably the only one that didn’t contain a zest of
enthusiasm. All of us would like to improve and take our games
to the next level, but are we confident that we can? Do we have
the time required to improve? What do we focus on? We need to
keep in mind the 3 basic components of the game?
The 3 basic components are:
1. physical skill – hitting the ball long and accurate,
having great touch around and on the greens (what’s required
is hitting lots of balls and playing lots of golf)
2. mental game – managing your emotions, maintaining focus
(easier said than done)
3. reading the elements – being able to select the correct club for the
situation, selecting the best target line, reading the break on the greens
(we’re all capable of becoming highly proficient with these)
this page to a friend!
My entire site is clearly focused on the third component. I
would argue that it is that aspect of your game that you have
the best chance at improving the most, and thus lowering your
score, unless you have loads of time for physical practice. Learning
the basics of reading the elements can be done anytime, anywhere,
without a club in your hand.
You’re faced with a shot on
the par 3, 17th hole. The yardage is 152 yards, the green is
6 yards lower in elevation
than the tee. The pin is tucked front left, guarded by water
in the front, a cart path and O.B. on the left. The wind is moderate,
blowing into your face but slightly to the left. You are one
down in your match. What club do you select? Where do you aim?
Definitely a risk reward decision.
Probable Golf Instruction provides
golfers with the skills to: club for elevation changes, read
and club for the wind, determine
based on your shot statistics the best aim for a shot, read the
greens to determine the amount of break. All are based on sound
fundamentals of science and mathematics. You can sign up for
a very informational newsletter. They’ll help take your
game to the next level.
golf, like any game, is a game of chance. But like any
game, your performance is determined by how skillfully you
and luck. The amount of luck influencing the outcome of
a game depends on the game itself. For instance, playing
such as 649, is 100% luck, although some would argue that
it is possible to improve your odds. BINGO is almost all
Card games, such as Black Jack and Poker do involve a lot
of luck but are greatly influenced in one's ability to "play
the odds." Golf is a game which is most greatly influenced
by the skill level of the player. Luck plays only a minor
roll even though some days it does appear to be a major
order to improve at golf, one must improve one or more of the
many facets of the game. One could work on the full swing and
ball striking. One could work on the short game such as wedge
play, sand play, chipping and putting. One could focus on improving
the mental side of the game such as controlling emotions and
using visualization to improve concentration. One could also
just try to improve performance, not by improving any particular
skill level, but optimizing the odds of play. Some call this
risk management or playing the odds or playing the percentages.
I call it playing "ProbableGolf."
player has his/her own strengths and weaknesses. Of course
there are the good days and the bad. The goal of playing "Probable
Golf" is to understand the odds of good play, and to know
what "risks" will more likely reward than penalize.
For instance, if a player faces a shot to a green guarded by
water, and the pin is tucked front-left, what are the odds
of being rewarded with a favourable outcome if the player aims
at the pin. What is the probability of making birdie, par,
bogey, double-bogey, or worse? Understanding one's own individual,
unique set of skills can assist in making the best choices
on every shot.
an understanding of the cause and effect relationships in golf.
By applying the principles correctly, one can improve one's
average score significantly. Some of the principles involved
in playing your best probable golf are:
Recording your shot patterns round by round so you know the
percentage of times you hit the ball 5 yards short,
yards short, 10 yards left, etc. You can then apply the statistics
to hit the best odds shot on every hole. You will realize
great savings in strokes.
Learning how to read greens correctly through plumb bobbing.
Some claim that the plumb bob cannot be applied to reading
greens. I have applied the physics and mathematics of a sloped
putt to come up with a fairly simple method of plumb bobbing
effectively. It has been well established that most putts
are greatly under-read, even by professionals. My plumb bobbing
method confirms this and quantifies how much break each putt
has, no matter its length.
Most players find elevation changes difficult to club correctly.
For most it is a guessing game; they select a club by using
the experience of previous attempts, but very rarely do they
hit the shot because of doubt. I have worked out the physics
and mathematics to determine how many more or less yards
the shot plays with an elevation change, no matter how great.
You will begin to hit the right clubs for each shot and be
more confident with your club selection.
Another guessing game with club selection is the effect of
the wind. I can provide you with a very simple method to
determine the wind speed and then determine how much longer
or shorter the shot will be due to the wind. No special equipment
Ever wonder how the air temperature, humidity and air pressure
effect how far you hit the ball? You have probably noticed
differences but have found it very difficult to judge just
how much. On cold, wet days you need to hit more club, but
how much more? On scorching, hot days you need to hit less
club, but how much less? The physics of golf ball flight
is now fairly well understood. Because of the computer, we
can model the flight quite accurately and thus determine
the effects of changes in atmospheric conditions. It can
tell you how much of a change occurs, so there is less guessing
involved. You can go out at the beginning of a round knowing
whether you need to hit a half club more or a full club more.
You probably have heard that the short game is the most important,
whether you are a professional or 25 handicap amateur. So
why do you continue to spend more time beating balls than
practicing chipping, putting and other facets of the short
game. I would suggest that its not just because you'd rather
hit balls and that you hate practicing the short game. I
would suggest that deep down, you haven't really been convinced.
I think I can convince you by demonstrating, through some
statistics, how you can greatly improve you score by improving
your short game by only 10% while improving your long game
by 40% won't make as much of an improvement.