How To Break 80 In Golf 

Breaking 80 in golf is no easy task, but it is possible. Here are some tips on what you need to do in order to break 80 in golf. 

Tip 1: There Are Many Ways To Break 80

There isn’t just one way to break 80! Here are some scenarios in which you would still break 80: 

  • You could get 10 bogeys, 3 birdies, and 5 pars = 79
  • You could get 7 bogeys and 12 pars = 79
  • You could get 2 doubles, 5 bogeys, 2 birdies, and 9 pars = 79
  • You could get 1 triple, 6 bogeys, 2 birdies, and 9 pars = 79

There are many ways to break 80, those were just a few ways in which you could. Now look at your game. Are you closer to breaking 80 then you realized? Putting your golf games into perspective may give you more hope than you realize. 

Tip 2: You Don’t Have To Be Good At Everything

You could be amazing at ball striking, but not have the most exceptional wedge and putter play, and can still break 80.

Essentially you just need to be terrific at one thing, or decent at everything else.

Take a look at your game and see what you are good at and what could be improved on. No matter what you’ll want to be a fairly good ball striker. If you find that you're not the best ball striker then you can either work on that, or spend time polishing up your short game.

You are closer to breaking 80 then you realize. You don’t have to be good at everything to break 80!

Tip 3: Don’t Be Afraid Of The Bunker

We all know the extreme frustration that can come from bunkers, but if you can get over that fear it may help you break 80.

Start practicing basic sand shots with a lob or sand wedge. If you can get it out of the bunker and give yourself a putt, you are likely to break 80. As you see yourself improving try different wedges and practice longer greenside bunker shots to keep improving.

Tip 4: Up Your Putting Game

Do not, I repeat, DO NOT skip your putting practice. Virtually 40% of your shots are from the fringe and the green.

If you want to break 80, spend a good amount of time putting from 4-15 feet and 25 plus feet.

Tip 5: Master The Mental Game

Believe it or not, your mental game may help or hinder you from breaking 80. Take some deep breaths when things aren’t going as planned. Getting overly emotional during your game can take up too much space in your mind to actually focus on the task at hand.

Learn to manage your emotions and you may be breaking 80 sooner than you intended.

There are many ways to break 80, without breaking tees. Take time to find out what you need to do to make it happen and reap the rewards of a better golf game.