Golf Differences Between Pro And Amateur Players

There are multiple reasons why professional golfers are in fact better players than amateurs. Let's learn some lessons that amateurs could take away from the pros.


Other than being just more fundamentally and technically sound with regards to the golf swing, short game, and putting stroke, professional golfers are usually more mentally tough and resilient, especially after hitting a poor shot. They know how to stay in the present and focus on their breathing and hitting the next shot, rather than getting down on themselves.

Professional golfers generally also spend at least half of their practice dedicated to the short game, which consists of shots 100 yards and in. Amateurs often prefer to hit balls on the range, but little do they know that the short game i.e. putting, chipping, pitch shots, and bunker play is the key to shooting lower scores.