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Think and Play Like a Pro

By Randy Chang, Golf Tips, 01/16/19, 12:00PM CST

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Depending on your strengths and weaknesses, and the risk-reward factor, here's how a pro would think in this situation.

Lowering your scores on the golf course isn't just about your ballstriking abilities. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses, and making better decisions based upon risk and reward, can improve your scoring immediately. The Tour pros you watch on television are constantly discussing and weighing the pros and cons of each shot with their caddies.

Unfortunately, weekend golfers don't have the luxury of a professional caddie with them to help make better decisions during their rounds with their buddies. So, here are a few tips on what the conversation would be like and what goes through a pro's head as he or she is contemplating a shot in these common situations.