FapMasterFLEXHey Man, I played golf at a pretty high level thru most of my life, even have a few friends trying to make the tour and the best advice for staying consistent is this:
1. Turn your bad rounds into good rounds. You are rarely going to have everything clicking and going your way on the course, but when you mess up, being able to minimize the damage is huge. For example, I was playing with a friend this weekend he's a 12 and I'm a 2. We both put our shots OB on the 17th hole (Par 4) dropped in the same spot, I made 5 and he made 8. He was so frustrated that he lost concentration. A ball in a hazard, isn't the end of any round.
2. SHORT GAME. If you can't get up and down at least >50% of the time get on the practice green. I've had days where I shot 72 and only hit a handful of greens, and I've had days when I shot 74 and hit every green but couldn't put, or missed the few Up and Downs I had. Having a precise short game is huge, cause let's be honest, if you are a sub 10 handicap and you're not playing the back tees 9/10 you can get the ball within 50 yards of the hole in or around regulation.
3. 4-6 Foot Putts. All those 6 foot par putts you usually miss add up...
4. Consistency is relative. It's 1000% easier for a 10 handicapper to shoot 75 than a 5 handicapper to shoot 70. So figure out what determines a good round for you.
5. Stop smashing drivers at the range. You need to practice the shots that give you trouble or the shots you could capitalize on. For me thats 140 yards. I get that distance numerous times on my home track and it's right at a max 52 degree wedge. So learning to work my PW down is what i focus on.
Hope this helps!
This is great. Only thing I could add is when you practice on the range for that trouble shot, don't hit it over and over and over. Take a few minutes and figure out what works for that shot, then move on. After every 5 shots with other clubs, come back and try to hit it first time. That way you simulate a real round situation. Almost anyone can be somewhat consistent when you hit the same shot over and over. Hopefully you never have to hit the same shot in a round.