Golf can be one of the most frustrating games in the world. However, it can also be the most rewarding. There is nothing more gratifying than putting in hours of hard work and seeing it show in your game. The best way to do this is to have a great practice routine that focuses on all aspects of your golf game, from the tee box to the putting green. The following two drills should help you lower your score and play consistently better. 

1. Pause-at-the-Top Drill

Tempo and timing are important aspects to each drive. If your swing is even and well-timed, you will improve both your distance and your accuracy. 

To practice the timing of your swing, begin a practice swing with your back-swing. However, instead of immediately beginning your down-swing, pause at the top of your swing and make sure you are in a good position, with the club pointing down the fairway, the club-head pointing up, and your left arm straight. Then continue with your down-swing and follow-through. Do this drill multiple times and then try it while hitting some balls.

This drill fixes a mistake that many golfers make: rushing the swing. Rushing will throw your swing offline and will make your shot unpredictable and inaccurate. By timing your swing well, you will improve your accuracy and consistency.

2. Putting Consistency Drill

Putting can make our break every round that you play. It is impossible to overstate the importance of having a consistent and accurate putting stroke. The best way to have be a consistent putter is to eliminate any excess or distracting movements from your stroke. A good swing involves very little body movement; only your arms should swing. 

To practice this, get in your putting stance, with your feet shoulder-width apart and your eyes over the ball. Put your putter to your side and place your arms in front of you with your hands touching each other and your palms facing outward. Keep your elbows close to your body and then make a swinging motion with your arms. Try to make sure that no other part of your body is moving. 

After doing this for a few minutes, grab your club and try to emulate the swinging motion, making sure that no other parts of your body are moving. This simple drill will help you swing more consistently and putt with greater accuracy. 

Practice Makes Perfect

These two drills will help you improve your consistency in the tee box and on the greens. Practice them regularly, along with the rest of your practice routine, and you will lower your score. For more tips, talk to regulars and coaches at places like The Pointe Golf Club.