National Golf Month may be nearing its end, but what’s a better way to celebrate the last moments of summer than outside on one of Colorado’s most beautiful golf courses with friends and family? If you are a novice golfer, not to worry! There are around 47 golf courses to choose from in the Denver area alone and all of them have their own unique style to spice up the game from beginners to pros. There are so many ways to celebrate National Golf Month, but here are ten tips to complete the month with some well-needed golf.
1. HIT THE RANGE
Practice makes perfect, especially in golf. Get out on the range nearest to you and sharpen your skills before you play a round with your friends— your score will thank you!
2. POST YOUR SCORES
Whether it’s seven, nine or eighteen holes, you should start to post your scores. Every bit helps to develop your handicap, which could make or break you in a friendly round of golf. It’s also good practice to understand and write the yardage you hit per club.
3. PLAY A PAR-3 COURSE
Develop your skills with less yardage at a par-three course. Not only are the holes shorter, but they can be just as challenging as a standard course. Par-3 courses are perfect fit in a quick nine and often offer specials for children and teens.
4. TAKE A LESSON
If you can’t figure out what’s wrong with your swing, have a professional diagnose you. GolfTec is a one-stop-shop that can combine golf lessons and custom golf club fittings. Not only will you see your swing improve, but your game will improve as well!
5. TREAT YOURSELF
Go to a course that’s more expensive than usual with your friends or buy that perfect driver that completes your swing. Even buying a new golf outfit or a couple of post-game beers can count as a treat this month.
6. MAKE IT A FAMILY DAY
There’s nothing better than getting out on the course with your children. Not only do you get to bond with them but it’s a fun family outing that promotes exercise and gets your kids to enjoy a game you love.
7. GO FOR 36
If you are a glutton for golf, get out early and grab your buddies for a full day of golf featuring 36 holes. It will be a day to remember, but don’t forget to pack snacks because it might take a while.
8. CREATE A GOLF BUCKET LIST
Whether it’s shooting under 90 on your usual 18-hole game or golfing at one of the three courses in Denver that has made it on the “100 Greatest Golf Courses” according to Golf Digest, take the leap and check off those goals.
9. PLAY FOR A CAUSE
Combine your love of golf with giving back to a good cause. There are numerous charity golf tournaments you can participate in. It’s a great experience to sharpen your skills while also supporting a charity.
10. PRACTICE PUTTING
The short game is just as important as a long drive down the fairway. Mini-golf courses are a fun way to put your putting skills to the test. Grab a date or your kids and check out Adventure Golf & Raceway or Putter’s Pride for a fun night out!
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