June 11, 2007--Chris Eastman is a PGA golf professional at the Billy Casper-Greg Nash-designed Las Vegas golf course the Revere Golf Club. He realizes good course management is almost as important as a good golf swing, and offers the following "traffic stop" golf tip that will help you score better and enjoy the game more. In golf, you are faced with the decision of when to shoot for the target or when to play it safe. Using a traffic light metaphor can assist in the decision process. The lights indicate: Green for go for it, yellow for caution, and red for danger all around.
The Red Light is flashing when trouble, bunkers, water, or out of bounds, is located in more than 75% of your vision to the target. In this case, steer away from trouble even if you have to lay up with a short shot. Its better to have a good shot to the target than no shot.
The Yellow Light is flashing when caution is needed, or 50% of your vision includes trouble. Be aggressive, but play down the safe side of the fairway. Be sensibly aggressive.
The Green Light is flashing when there is less than 25% trouble around, and you can go for it, with no holding back.
During a normal round you can expect that half of the round will be played with the yellow light flashing. This is sensible golf that says, be aggressive but, lets stay away from trouble. Twenty percent will be a Green light and the rest Red, and you have to put some of your ego aside to keep your score down. Play smart and you will score well.
Las Vegas golf course The Revere Golf Club is home to 36 holes of championship golf with holes played through the canyons and desert overlooking the Las Vegas valley. View the Revere Golf Club holes now. The course was awared 4.5 starts out of five by Golf Digest for its overall excellence.
Chris Eastman has been teaching golf for more than 17 years, and list eight high school golf champions as students, and has worked with six different tour professionals over the years. He is available for lessons or full golf schools.