Practice rounds are the most important way to familiarize yourself with the course before a golf tournament.

Don’t rely on a golf rangefinder alone

There is a lot more that goes into a shot then just the exact yardage from a golf rangefinder. Players should always identify the best spot on the ball to hit in order to make the putt. When taking a practice round, things to consider include:

  1. Yardages
  2. Change of elevation
  3. Wind
  4. Distance to carry bunkers and hazards
  5. Where to leave the ball on the green based on slopes and undulation

Take good notes

Make notes about these factors prior to playing a competitive round. Good notes provide you with a less stressful round.