Monthly Archives: December 2014

Are you average?

Mike LaBauve working with Cheyenne Woods at the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, AZ.

Mike LaBauve working with Cheyenne Woods at the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, AZ.

I recently had the pleasure of spending time with my golf coach, Mike LaBauve at his golf facility at the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mike was working with Cheyenne Woods, Tiger Wood’s niece. Cheyenne won the Ladies Australian Open last year and is off to qualifying school for the LPGA Tour. Cheyenne strikes the ball beautifully, but wanted to improve her wedge and putting game. Note these Tour statistics: 30% of tour players are good ball strikers with average short games. 65% are good short game players with average ball striking. 5% are fortunate enough to be good at both!

Look at your own game now, are you average or less than average with your short game?

The average score in amateur golf is 100, 40 strokes are in putting, 25 strokes are in the short game and 5% are due to penalties (ball in water, playing the wrong ball, etc.).

If you want a better full swing, work on your ball striking.

If you want a better golf game, become better than average in your short game and putting.